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LJB’s Larry Sack discusses a new roadway design with citizens impacted by the changes.

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How NOT to Alienate Your Clients During Organizational Change

PSMJ_APRIL2016Because project managers are frequently viewed as business leaders within their organizations, they are often responsible for leading internal business functions as well. If your organization is approaching a period of change, here are five tips that will leverage the expertise of project managers without alienating your clients.

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Implementing a complete streets policy: a four-step approach

APWAReporter_CompleteStreetsPolicyTo accommodate a broader traveling public, many agencies are adopting policies and design standards focused on creating “complete streets.” This article outlines the four-step approach that the National Complete Streets Coalition has defined for implementing a new policy, as well as real-world examples of how it has worked for communities.

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Tilt-Up Pushes the Height Envelope on a Six-Story Office Building in Texas

SierraPines_StructureMag_Page_1Engineering advancements can have a major impact on the end design of buildings, improving their aesthetics and therefore their marketability. This article highlights some cutting edge techniques employed for a six-story tilt-up speculative office building. This case study illustrates how advancements in the field of tilt-up concrete construction are having a positive impact on real estate profitability.

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Improving traffic safety & efficiency for large sites

ASSE2015_TrafficSafetyTraffic safety issues often come to the forefront after an incident or near miss. However, safety professionals can be more proactive by conducting road safety audits (RSA). This presentation highlights the RSA concept and how it can lead to safer, more efficient traffic circulation for large sites.

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Implementing new traffic safety technologies: pedestrian hybrid beacon

PHB_PresentationThis presentation provides a case study of a new traffic safety technology implementation: a pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB). The presentation includes why the PHB solution was selected, the coordination efforts between ODOT and the local jurisdiction, as well as the methods used to inform and educate the community on this unique safety technology.

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Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tiltwall Construction

TiltwallismThis book serves as an introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, developers and structural consultants who have encountered Tilt Wall construction. Brown provides a full synthetic treatment of Tilt Wall construction, explaining its history, methodology, and relationship to current architectural approaches. Inclusion of practical reference and resource sections in the book will appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience.

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How Good is Your Fall Protection Program?

FPProgramQuiz2Proper execution of your fall protection program means the difference between life and death for workers at heights. The challenge? Fall protection presents two conflicting realities--significant falls don't happen often, but when they do, they are catastrophic and costly. Take this quiz to see how your fall protection program ranks.

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Fall Protection Training Evaluation Tool

FP_Training_Eval_Tool_Page_1In an effort to deliver the most effective possible fall protection training for your workers at height, use this tool to rate each primary factor of effective fall protection training. Based on the results, you can determine specific areas for improvement and characteristics necessary to provide fall protection training that changes behavior.

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Are Self-Retracting Devices the Solution for Your Fall Protection Program?

SRDs_ArticleAs self-retracting devices continue to gain popularity in the fall protection industry, it’s important to understand how new products and models fit into a fall protection program. This article discusses key issues to consider when deciding whether SRDs are the best solution for fall protection situations in petrochemical environments.

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Alternative Intersection Design Delivers

reporter-thumbThe City of Fairfield, Ohio, didn't have much choice in becoming the first community in the country to implement an alternative intersection design, known as a QRI - quadrant roadway intersection. This article profiles the results of that design and some lessons learned along the way.

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk

5-ways-thumbFall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. After working on fall protection with various organizations for more than 20 years, we have found that these 5 methods have had the most impact on reducing fall hazard risk.

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Abating Fall Hazards Before They're Created

abating-thumbAlthough it may be easier to see the hazards, in an existing structure, it is safer and more cost-effective to implement fall protection before structures or processes are built. This article focuses specifically on the benefits and process of abating fall hazards before they are created.

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Protecting the Past, Securing the Future

protecting-thumbThe Architect of the Capitol focuses on fall protection that meets the most current ANSI standards.

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The Most Overlooked Aspect of Fall Protection

overlooked-thumbEmployers should understand that by choosing a fall arrest system, they are obligating themselves to develop a rescue plan and corresponding rescue training.

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