Cycle Construction Hosts First Annual Safety Stand Down

Cycle Construction recently hosted its first annual “Safety Stand Down”. Established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the initiative enables business owners to better explain construction safety guidelines to staff. Cycle’s Safety Stand Down included a presentation by Louisiana One Call and an onsite, “digging around underground utilities” demonstration by Cycle President and CEO Jonathan Kernion. Continue reading “Cycle Construction Hosts First Annual Safety Stand Down”

Cycle Construction Implements All Tools Accounted For (ATAF) Program with Mobile App

Tool program has increased organization, visibility and accountability

Managing a successful construction project requires overseeing a lot of moving parts, one of which is ensuring the proper tools make it to the jobsite.  If a specific tool is missing, the job could get shut down costing significant money for both the contractor and the client. Having an accurate tool inventory management system is integral to the success of any project, providing contractors with real-time data about their tools and assets at any given time. Continue reading “Cycle Construction Implements All Tools Accounted For (ATAF) Program with Mobile App”

Accidents Happen: Routine Safety Audits Must Be A Top Priority

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Fact: One in ten construction workers are injured every year.
Fact: Over the course of a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chances of dying on the job.
Fact: Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries.
Fact: The most-violated OSHA standard is fall protection.
Fact: The construction industry is #2 in the United States for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18.
Fact: Sixty percent of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment.
Fact: Exposure accounts for 15.7% of all construction injuries.
Fact:  Between 2002 and 2012, 19.5% of all workplace deaths were from the construction industry. Continue reading “Accidents Happen: Routine Safety Audits Must Be A Top Priority”

How to avoid construction cost overruns on your project

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Civil construction projects are typically long-term projects with an array of moving parts. Over the course of several months and sometimes years, these parts often change, impacting the project’s budget and leading to cost overruns. This happens as a result of design errors, unexpected site conditions, increases in project scope, weather conditions, engineering changes and more. Nationwide, construction cost overruns average 15% to 25%, and most lenders recommend including a 20% contingency for project budgets. At Cycle Construction, we challenge these statistics and do everything possible to minimize cost overruns for our clients. Continue reading “How to avoid construction cost overruns on your project”

Empire, LA Floodgate Removal

Cycle Construction recently played a key role in a project designed to help vessels access and navigate a busy channel in Empire, LA. Performing as a subcontractor to Kiewit-Pittman JV on this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) project, the family-owned company was tasked with removing a 105-ton floodgate. Having weathered decades of storms and tides, the old floodgate – which lay under water when not closed – was damaging the bottoms of passing vessels in the channel.  In 2017, Kiewit-Pittman completed construction of a new structure and gate, making the remaining old structure both obsolete and a hazard. Continue reading “Empire, LA Floodgate Removal”

6 Key Qualities of a Successful Heavy Civil Contractor

Construction workers doing large job

When researching heavy civil contractors for your upcoming project, it is important to establish criteria to be met to ensure a successful project. Large, civil jobsites can be chaotic at times, with many moving parts. You want to hire a contractor that can effectively and efficiently run the job, keep all workers safe and keep the job within or below budget.  A civil contractor should be “on top of their game” to handle the challenges that arise daily. Here are six key qualities of a heavy civil contractor that are integral to successful projects: Continue reading “6 Key Qualities of a Successful Heavy Civil Contractor”