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Updated: Jun 21

SMART CONSTRUCTION SITES

Often overlooked, construction remains one of the deadliest occupations, with over 1,000 deaths annually. Yet the good news is by using Innovative cloud solutions, such as building information models we will increase resource and safety visibility enhancements to virtually track and optimize resources and equipment (and potentially improve job site safety).


This is a demo to show how the construction sign at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts links viewers to the job site images.



The implementation of data analytics can also help project managers detect patterns to determine when and where most accidents occur and which variables play a factor in those accidents. This will enable contractors and project managers to prioritize certain tasks at certain times to avoid unsafe conditions and common issues that lead to accidents, which will increase the safety of their site.

In addition, using all computer and cloud-based technologies will emphasize collaboration and allows for instantaneous views of project logistics. Indeed, using the data from manufacturers is what we have armed our company with.

Gulfpoint uses different software based on each project's demands, such as Procore, Drone Deploy, or QR codes for sharing day-by-day site images.

In mid-April 2022, Gulfpoint Co-Founder, Darlene Huether received an email stating that one of the nicest school bus drivers in Lee County is asking for help. Apparently, six of the students had lost the bikes that they needed to get to the bus stop. So as usual, Darlene jumps in and purchases six super cool bikes (three for boys, three for girls) and send them as a gift, together with helmets and all other safety pieces of equipment that one could wish for. Darlene might be shocked to see the story published today but spreading the word about a good deed will definitely encourage others to do more. Click the link below to watch her checking out the bikes:




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Preparing Your Construction Site for Severe Weather


0.1 | Storm Hazards

Make sure the hurricane construction plan includes information on emergency websites. Construction site crews need to be able to access local and federal sites, along with announcements and reports.


When warned by the Weather Forecast, the Superintendent will designate an observer to monitor real-time weather radar and warn the site when appropriate.


0.2 | Hurricane Preparation and Reaction Plan

• The Superintendent is responsible for these preparations and the implementation of these plans.

• The site will not be occupied during the storm if it is in the hurricane path.

• Preparations will be made in time for personnel to prepare for the storm at their homes.


0.3 | Preparations

Develop and distribute a list of emergency phone numbers for employees, authorities, and customers.

• Organize a Damage Survey and Repair Team. This team will be the first on the site to assess damage after the storm and make the site safe enough for the return of the entire workforce.

• Prepare to make phone calls to inform employees of when to return to work.

• Identify and avoid long-term material storage in areas prone to flooding. Move materials out of these areas if possible.

• Identify vulnerable work in progress and determine how to best protect it from damage whether by board­ing up (or wrapping in plastic) windows, sand bags, capping pipes, burying incomplete underground, etc.

• Develop a list, procure and store supplies necessary for preparing the site for a hurricane.

• Keep the project free from an accumulation of debris and scrap material that can become windblown

hazards. This will reduce the amount of time necessary to complete preparations on the job site in the

event of a hurricane emergency.

• Be prepared to anchor or restrain everything that could blow away with banding and banding tools for

materials. Look and see what will fly, then restrain it.