Session to Feature Insights, Safety Best Practices from Today’s Connected Jobsites
NORWALK, Conn., July 17, 2017 – Triax Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of technology for construction site connectivity, today announced that its president, Chad Hollingsworth, will discuss wearable technology’s impact on improved construction site safety, visibility and accountability at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety & Health Conference in Denver. The company will also be demonstrating Spot-r’s automatic slip, trip and fall alerts and cloud-based dashboard during the event, which runs from July 19-21 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center. Doug Ware, vice president of Risk Management at Suffolk, will discuss how the company is using Spot-r to manage site safety.
“Wearable technology like Spot-r not only gives general contractors total visibility into worker activity and safety incidents that occur on a site level, but it also gives workers the tools they need to practice and advance safety on an individual level,” said Hollingsworth. “The construction firms using Spot-r recognize that there is nothing more important than ensuring that each worker returns home safely at the end of the day, and they have had an overwhelming positive response to the actionable data that this technology provides.”
During the presentation, “Transforming Construction Site Safety Culture Through Wearable Technology,” Hollingsworth, along with Ware, will present emerging wireless and wearable technology that allows all levels of the project chain to manage site safety.
Suffolk is transforming the construction experience through its commitment to discovering and implementing innovative technologies, including Spot-r. The Spot-r wearables, which fasten to workers’ belts, help identify slip, trip and fall incidents in real-time to improve response time and allow workers to send and receive safety alerts without leaving their work areas. By keeping management connected through a cloud-based dashboard, this technology enables firms to create a safety culture that empowers everyone from the workers in the field to the CEO in the corporate office.
Presentation: “Transforming Construction Site Safety Culture Through Wearable Technology”
Date/Time: Fri, July 21, 9:45-10:30 a.m. MDT
Location: Silverton 2-3 (2nd Floor) Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street Denver
In addition, at the show Triax will demonstrate Spot-r’s automatic slip, trip and fall incident notifications; push-button alerts; emergency evacuation feature; and cloud-based dashboard. Next month, Triax will be exhibiting Spot-r at the AGC IT Forum at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from August 2-4.
About the AGC and Safety & Health Conference
The Associated General Contractors of America is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. The AGC annual Safety & Health Conference is geared to individuals who manage construction and health issues on construction sites or at a corporate level. Attendees can participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity at a national and local level, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products, and learn about the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.
Suffolk’s vision is to “transform the construction experience by building smart,” challenging the industry status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Its strong culture of innovation, combined with the most advanced tools, such as virtual design and construction (VDC), virtual reality technologies and lean construction principles, is revolutionizing the industry and redefining what it means to be a builder. Suffolk is a national building contractor with $2.7 billion in annual revenue and offices in Boston, New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. It services clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, gaming, aviation and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and ranked #27 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors” in the country. Visit https://www.suffolk.com/.
About Triax Technologies
Founded in 2012 and based in Norwalk, Conn., Triax Technologies, Inc., develops wearable IoT technology for construction site connectivity. Its first-of-its-kind Spot-r wearable technology provides real-time visibility into the worksite, resulting in faster response to injuries, improved safety performance and increased productivity. Spot-r is currently being used by some of the largestconstruction firms in the industry.