Articles by Larry Stewart

Fall protection updates
Published on: June 20, 2023
Revised ANSI standard aims to make choice of fall-arrest equipment more straightforward on leading-edge applications.
Soaring demand funds telescopic-boom innovation
Published on: April 10, 2023
Record sales of boom lifts fueling an emissions and performance renaissance in rough-terrain access 
Safe slab and beam shoring starts before installation
Published on: March 21, 2023
Shoring best practices from SAIA lead with critical questions any project needs answered in detail to shore safely
US equipment makers’ encouraging return to growth
Published on: March 14, 2023
AEM report details industry’s rebound ahead of ConExpo 2023
Deadline to enter SAIA Awards approaching
Published on: March 06, 2023
May 31 is the last day to submit entries for the annual SAIA Project and Member Awards
Diamond Scaffold Services begins court-approved bankruptcy sale process
Published on: February 03, 2023
Southern scaffolder with a seasoned management team and solid workforce plans a sale to properly capitalize the business to continue its growth strategy
Contrary economic indicators suggest a curiously calm 2023
Published on: February 02, 2023
December construction spending and employment chaos offer insights that may silence the recession alarms
OSHA enforcement change puts teeth in penalties for serious violations
Published on: February 02, 2023
‘This is intended to be a targeted strategy for employers who repeatedly put profits before their employees’ safety and health’
Deere reveals an electric excavator at CES
Published on: January 16, 2023
Excavator’s immersion cooling system to reduce daily operating costs and jobsite noise
Construction hoist use is lowering labor costs, driving adaptation
Published on: January 10, 2023
With labor scarce, contractors and scaffolders are innovating to save time hoisting people and growing loads to record-setting heights. Larry Stewart reports
U.S. construction spending surprises with November rebound
Published on: January 09, 2023
Stable and growing investment in nonresidential and multifamily housing construction outweighs a single-family home drop
Why regulations haven’t curbed U.S. fall fatalities
Published on: December 20, 2022
Workers in the UK experience 85% fewer fall fatalities than those in the U.S. Larry Stewart reports
Caterpillar partners with a customer to bring robot haul trucks to smaller sites
Published on: December 16, 2022
Autonomous heavy equipment is not so much a technology of the future as a current tech waiting to be scaled for different kinds of jobs
SafwayAtlantic beats ground-load limits for access to replace 52-story office
Published on: December 15, 2022
Custom solutions include needle beam scaffold, ground protection and a 60-story hanging hoist complex on the Manhattan project
Geda transport platforms match soaring brick-bridge renovation
Published on: December 13, 2022
Four extra-large platforms selected to move people and materials for an historic German rail viaduct
Two leading U.S. construction-economy indicators just abruptly turned south
Published on: November 28, 2022
Architecture billings and nonresidential contractor backlog both showed their first recent weakening but it’s not all bad news
Work boat made from scaffolding certified for crane use
Published on: November 22, 2022
ScaffFloat combines custom plastic floats designed to integrate with standard scaffolding parts to meet standards for self-propelled work boats with on-board crane capacity
Sunbelt Rentals takes 3 gold medals for employing veterans
Published on: November 18, 2022
Honors includes U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Gold Medallion, Military Friendly Employer Gold Distinction and MOD’s Gold Armed Forces Covenant Award
Early Bird discount expires at month’s end for SAIA’s Committee Week 2023
Published on: November 18, 2022
Scaffolding professionals will meet in Phoenix get council updates, set goals, get training and discuss industry issues
‘Record’ carbon output for buildings and construction
Published on: November 18, 2022
CO2 produced by construction and buildings hit a record-high in 2021 
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