The Evolving Relationship between Technology and Safety in the Construction Industry

For centuries, safety in the construction industry was left to common sense and on-the-job experience. In the late 1960s, worker safety become part of the national conversation and employers were required to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers, leading to the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

3D Technology and Construction – How they Work Together

As technologies advance and become more available and cost-effective, new and improved solutions to streamline operations, improve safety and boost productivity emerge. One such emerging area in construction is 3D technology, which is solving safety and productivity challenges industry-wide. What is 3D Technology? Generally speaking, 3D technology is as any kind of technology that enhances…

Triax Wins a Business Insurance 2017 Innovation Award for Innovative Risk Management Products and Services

Keeping track of workers is critical on construction sites, and spot-r is making that task much easier. The wearable system, developed by Triax Technologies Inc. in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a 2017 Business Insurance Innovation Awards winner. Chad Hollingsworth, CEO and co-founder of Triax, said that despite being one of the largest industries in the world,…

Team Triax On the Road: Changing Construction – Technology in the Built Space

On September 19th, Triax joined FieldWire at General Assembly NYC for a discussion on “Changing Construction – Technology in the Built Space.” The tech panel, moderated by Professional Women in Construction’s Chelsea LeMar, featured insights from Jacobs Construction’s Ana Alicea Diffley, Turner Construction’s Nick Steinbrick, Triax’s Phil Epifano, and FieldWire’s Marielle Price. The evening started…

Focus on Residential: What is a Confined Space?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), in coordination with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently released a new fact sheet to improve workplace safety on residential construction sites. Using statistics gathered through surveys, this fact sheet focuses primarily on the dangers associated with enclosed spaces like attics and basements. What the New…

What Exactly Is a Connected Jobsite?

Today, information is collected – and available – everywhere, and has become essential to the success of people, processes, organizations and industries. In the construction industry, where the stakes are particularly high, ensuring that the right people have access to real-time information is essential. As the industry increasingly moves to adopt emerging technologies, creating a…