Constructing the Foundation of Jobsite Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance on construction jobsites. It is imperative that ALL members of your team are well-versed with general safety obligations, company-specific initiatives and project-specific requirements. Peak has found success (consistent EMR below 1) by implementing simple requirements and providing consistent safety double-checks. We recommend: – Employing an in-house Safety Director who…

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Amenity Downsides – “When an Employee Shower Becomes a Liability”

In today’s market it’s not uncommon to find companies incorporating athletic amenities and walking paths into their new facilities.   Additionally, they are offering exercise classes before and after work, as well as encouraging alternative means of transportation, such as walking or biking.   This, in many instances, introduces locker room facilities into the design and construction…

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“Shades of Education” – Light Treatment Can Surprise with Dark Results

Several years ago while completing an office headquarters for a large corporation, the window blinds submittals were received and subsequently rejected with an accompanying letter requesting a credit for the proposed blinds included in the original contract.  Not really thinking about it, the credit and work scope reduction were accepted.  Needless to say, several weeks…

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Employee Amenities Done Smart – “Feed employees, don’t open a restaurant”

Many successful companies attract and keep important resources like employees by offering desirable food and beverage amenities.  This improves moral, satisfies daily nutritional needs and offers economic and efficient time and money alternatives for employees who commonly bring food for lunch or dine off-site.  Unfortunately, experienced project design professionals  need to be incorporated early in…

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Houston, We Have a Problem!

The construction business, in many cases, can seem like an unpredictable process.  Facility and site construction are quite different from commodities such as cars or computers.  Projects are completed in uncontrolled environments and require continual field modifications to adapt to unique conflicts, changes in required performance criteria and unforeseen concealed conditions.  We are not interacting…

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