Pre-construction surveys and project documentation are some items to keep in mind before a project. Follow our pre-construction checklist for more tips.
Recent innovations in construction equipment can provide contractors with new abilities and enhance safety and productivity.
A well-crafted crane lift plan can help your team stay safe. Here are some considerations when developing a lift plan.
Technological innovations can provide construction companies with safety, productivity and risk management. Learn about Travelers construction insurance.
Construction sites contain many health and safety risks, which can lead to chronic pain, a condition that is often treated with highly addictive opioids. Learn how Travelers is taking action.
Understanding the science behind vibration damage can help construction companies avoid costly, and frequent, construction losses.
Beware the backlog trap and avoid common challenges when picking construction projects.
Construction defects can be extremely costly. Help prevent unnecessary construction defect costs with construction risk management tips.
Skilled labor shortages are a rising issue in construction, but hiring unqualified workers can have long-term negative impacts.
The choice can have a long-lasting impact on your business. Here’s a look at the benefits and risks to these options for filling your equipment needs.
A contractual risk transfer (CRT) program can help protect contractors when working with third party services or products.
Every construction site can have risks that increase the risk of injury severity and lost time. Learn more about employee injury trends in construction.
Subcontractors can have a significant impact on your financial and operational risks. Here are some tips from Travelers to help reduce risks when selecting a construction subcontractor.
Companies preparing for crane operator OSHA certification should also train their supporting team about ongoing safe crane operations.
Updated for the first time in more than 45 years, the new silica standard requires the construction industry to take steps to protect employees from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Innovative technology continues to play an important role in improving jobsite safety, and now it can help manage your construction firm's response to the pandemic.
Construction companies can help protect workers by hiring candidates with a focus on safety and giving ongoing safety training.
Here are some considerations before implementing construction safety technology at your job site.
A construction quality control plan can help mitigate risks of construction defect losses.
Severe weather damage can add both cost and time to a construction project. Learn how to help protect your construction site from severe weather.
Learn how to help protect your construction site from common builder's risks such as fire risk, water damage and vandalism.
While the utility industry typically has stringent safety procedures in place for employees, increased spending on utility work could attract contractors from other fields that may lack experience with specific safety procedures.
An unexcused delay in a construction project could lead to unexpected liabilities for contractors. Knowing the types of damages can help contractors minimize their liability for damages.
Heavy equipment can be very dangerous for both workers and pedestrians.
The construction industry has higher rates of suicide than workers in many other industry groups, exceeded only by mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction workers.
Cranes can be the most productive pieces of equipment, and can also be the most dangerous. We explore real-life crane accidents, discuss lessons learned, and the responsibilities that general contractors and subcontractors face with crane operations.
It's not too early to think about training the next generation of superintendents so that they'll be prepared to bring the skills they'll need to safely and effectively manage a construction site.
Learn more about conditional payment clauses in construction projects.
The cold weather season is a time when temporary heaters on construction sites are in high demand. Get tips on using temporary heating.
Explore the factors contributing to incidents of death by suicide of workers in the construction industry and what the industry can do to help.
Having a well-trained team is an important aspect of crane safety. Learn about the responsibilities of four key roles during crane operations.