Constructor -July/August 2012 - (Page 77)
What’s in Your Truck?
FROM WATER BOTTLES TO IPHONE CHARGERS,
Constructor magazine asks AGC members what treasures and tools they carry in their truck. Each issue will feature a new member. Jose Hernandez has worked in construction for 15 years and with Granite Construction Company in Bakersﬁeld, Calif. for the last nine. As a project manager, he spends the majority of his day in the ﬁeld, driving his Ford F150 Extended Cab truck, working in conjunction with his crews.
Hernandez keeps the following in his truck
◗ Water — The more drinking water on hand at a construction site the better. It gets hot in Bakersﬁeld. ◗ Cell Phone — It’s imperative to retain the ability to communicate with crews, subcontractors, and owners at any moment’s notice. Cell phones give contractors that luxury. ◗ Pillow & Blanket — A normal day can turn into an overnight stay. ◗ Hard Hat & Vest — According to Hernandez, personal protection equipment (PPE) is a must at all construction sites. Safety is Granite’s number one priority. ◗ Basic Tools — Access to basic tools can sometimes make all the difference in the world. Hernandez carries the essentials. ◗ Plans & Speciﬁcations — It’s important to have plans and speciﬁcations on hand at all times.
Do you want to be featured in an upcoming issue? Send an email to constructor@ naylor.com for your opportunity to share with fellow AGC members what handy tools help you excel at your job.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor -July/August 2012
2012 Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
The Big Three
Fall Protection Training
AGC In Action
Finding the Net
AGC Cleans Up, Lowers Diesel Emissions
Company Fleets Going Biodiesel
Who Are You? Results of AGC’s Member and Vendor Survey
Transformation - Griffith Converts Brownfield Site into Healthy Park
BIM vs. Communication
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Q&A What's in Your Truck?
Leading the Way
Regional Resource Guide
Index to Advertisers
Constructor -July/August 2012