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Safety Meeting for May 13th

“What All Construction Personnel Should Know About Maintaining Jobsite Safety”

Jay Thomas

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Location: Balfour Beatty Construction 3rd Floor Training Room, 7901 SW 6th Court, Plantation, Florida
Speaker: Jay Thomas, Structural Technologies

Focusing on structural safety during a construction project (new, retrofit or modifications) should be taken as seriously as personnel safety culture and proper PPE. These safety concepts and procedures relate to avoiding structural collapse, damage or injuries. Although the topic is technical in nature, it can be easily understood by construction personnel if they can understand the mechanics of reinforced concrete and post tensioned concrete. Attendees will leave with a general perspective of how structures are designed, the typical signs of distress and other specific do’s and don’ts related to shoring, overloading, cutting, coring, post tension stressing

Key learning points include:

Preventing structural damage or failure during construction
Insuring the designed structural capacity is achieved at completion
How to avoid costly back charges and delays
Understanding the strengthening techniques available for repairs if needed

The presenter, Jay Thomas is a Vice President at STRUCTURAL Group- a $400M specialty design/build repair contractor. He has 33 years of construction experience in the repair and strengthening of commercial and industrial structures. He has been involved in over 1000 of concrete strengthening and repair projects. Jay is a graduate engineer of the University of Pennsylvania and presents this topic for continuing education programs for many national general contracting firms and at the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas. His engineering and construction background combined with demonstration tools offer the ability to communicate technical issues that directly relate to contractors.

The South Florida AGC Safety Committee is the largest safety committee meeting for safety and risk professionals in South Florida to discuss “Best Safety Practices” as they relate to the construction industry.

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