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Tips to Keep Your Construction Project on Schedule

 

“Time is money.” No better phrase describes the importance of keeping a construction project on schedule. When projects run off the scheduling rails – be it from inclement weather or poor communications among team members – the end-result is almost always lost profit and a blow to the construction company’s reputation.

The smart contractor plans for contingencies and aligns all the moving parts into a reasonable schedule. 

Accidents Happen: Routine Safety Audits Must Be A Top Priority

 

Fact: One in ten construction workers are injured every year. 
Fact: Over the course of a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chances of dying on the job. 
Fact: Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries.
Fact: The most-violated OSHA standard is fall protection. 
Fact: The construction industry is #2 in the United States for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18. 
Fact: Sixty percent of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment.
Fact: Exposure accounts for 15.7% of all construction injuries.
Fact:  Between 2002 and 2012, 19.5% of all workplace deaths were from the construction industry.

How to avoid construction cost overruns on your project

 

Civil construction projects are typically long-term projects with an array of moving parts. Over the course of several months and sometimes years, these parts often change, impacting the project’s budget and leading to cost overruns. This happens as a result of design errors, unexpected site conditions, increases in project scope, weather conditions, engineering changes and more. Nationwide, construction cost overruns average 15% to 25%, and most lenders recommend including a 20% contingency for project budgets. At Cycle Construction, we challenge these statistics and do everything possible to minimize cost overruns for our clients.

Empire, LA Floodgate Removal

Cycle Construction recently played a key role in a project designed to help vessels access and navigate a busy channel in Empire, LA. Performing as a subcontractor to Kiewit-Pittman JV on this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) project, the family-owned company was tasked with removing a 105-ton floodgate. Having weathered decades of storms and tides, the old floodgate – which lay under water when not closed – was damaging the bottoms of passing vessels in the channel.  In 2017, Kiewit-Pittman completed construction of a new structure and gate, making the remaining old structure both obsolete and a hazard. 

Nashville Avenue Wharf: “A” Substructure Repairs

Cycle Marine Group, Inc of Kenner, LA is overseeing the restoration of more than 4,000 piles supporting the Nashville Avenue Terminal Complex in New Orleans. The family-owned company was awarded the $20 million project in early 2017.  

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