VOLUME 5   ISSUE 22   JUNE 03, 2016


By Bruce Jervis


Public works payment bonds are intended to guarantee compensation for parties that furnish labor or materials to public projects. But what is “the sum justly due” to an unpaid subcontractor or supplier? Is it the set contract price or can it include additional damages stipulated in the contract? Read More.


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That sums up the idea behind WikiHouse, an open-source construction system. According to architect and founder Alestair Parvin, the concept behind the approach is that 3D models can be downloaded from a freely shared library and adapted in SketchUp for users to create their own custom homes. Read more...


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • Learning Safety Practices in Virtual Reality

  • Safety - OSHA Injury Calculator
  • 20-year Tunnel Projects




Another technology innovation that has a safety component is Komatsu's latest large dozer that has both remote control and integrated machine control. Because it can be operated remotely, the operator is removed from harm's way where the dozer needs to operate under risky conditions, according to Peter Robson, Komatsu's director of Intelligent Machine Controls.  Read more...






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