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Nuestro orientación video de seguridad

December 29, 2022

Orientación video de seguridad en español. So many of our teammates on projects are native Spanish-language speakers, so we wanted to be sure our Zero Harm principles can be taught in Spanish vs. subtitles.

A Winning Formula for Lean Construction

December 29, 2022

Our client sent us on a mission to find ways to reduce its recurring capital costs by 30%. We identified 40%.

Model Based Estimating

December 29, 2022

Leveraging 3D building information models (BIM), Balfour Beatty project teams gain valuable insight into project cost estimates through model-based estimating. Traditionally, quantifying and estimating design changes are time consuming and typically delay the design process. With new model-based estimating technologies, project teams can better integrate the multiple layers of the project together, which allows the project’s design, estimated cost, and project schedule to remain synchronized so that a change to one is instantly reflected by all.

A Fresh Look at Lean in Construction

December 29, 2022

One of the major paradigm shifts in the construction industry is around our increasing adoption of lean philosophy and practice. We keep hearing more and more about various tools and techniques (pull planning, target value design, A3s, etc.) and then there is the proliferation of Japanese production terms (andon, gemba, muda, kaizen, poka yoke, etc.).

Achieving Zero Harm Through Caring vs. Criticism

December 29, 2022

Did you ever get up in the morning, get ready for work and before you headed out the door think to yourself “today I think I’m going to take some risks, maybe a couple of short cuts, break some rules, so I can get more done, because I probably won’t get hurt”? I doubt that happens. I believe most craft workers head out to make a living, provide for themselves and their loved ones, and are proud of what they do. At Balfour Beatty Construction we have just launched a new safety orientation video that acknowledges that and reminds craft workers that they have to constantly be aware of the risks and to look out not just for themselves, but for one another.

Major Milestone Achieved at Camp Pendleton

December 29, 2022

Check out this video of our team erecting two steel box trusses - weighing nearly 500,000 pounds each at this Marine Corps Air Station.

A SmartStart® Sets the Foundation for Your Entire Project

December 29, 2022

We are constantly striving to meet the demands of our increasingly sophisticated clients and navigate an industry that keeps getting more complex, fast-paced and tightly integrated. Despite improved tools and technologies, our industry effectiveness is actually declining. The challenge is that much of the inefficiency we experience on projects is "invisible". It manifests itself as ambiguity related to goals/approach/roles, subtle personality conflicts, insufficient support mechanisms, and lack of awareness of underlying pervasive problems with team performance. These subtle factors are missed by most contractors, but are actually the foundation of healthy, high-performance teams – especially in an increasingly dynamic market.

Laser Scanning Elevator Shafts

December 29, 2022

The traditional process for acquiring an as-built reading of an elevator shaft requires engineers to go floor-by-floor with a measuring tape to survey the width of the shaft at each floor opening. These measurements capture the changes in the shaft width from floor-to-floor, providing subcontractors with the necessary information to assess how far off the wall they need to shim the rails to ensure they are perfectly straight for the elevator to run smoothly through the shaft.