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November 28, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks
Construction vibrations are a nuisance to owners, contractors and the general public, but are unavoidable in many circumstances. Join us for a free webinar as we look at the options for mitigating risk of vibration damage claims. Pre-construction condition surveys, vibration control plans and vibration monitors provide a three phase approach to risk management. In addition, we will explore the current technology and methodology for these services and discuss how they can be applied to different projects....
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The thought of having a spill, release, overflow, or explosion at a facility is always in the back of our minds, but we never genuinely expect it to happen. Despite the best precautions, accidents happen, systems fail, and employees and facilities need to be prepared. Time is of the essence during the initial stage of a disaster, and the first 24 hours of the response can change the outcome of the project dramatically. Are your employees trained and are your facilities outfitted for when that disaster occurs? Emergency response, spill response, and rapid response teams are critical pieces to be...