The Guru’s Gathering #2

The Construction App Guru

Every week the Construction App Guru will post links to interesting blogs that are relevant to the construction industry for technology, leadership or training topics.

1. The BIMsider: Some Thoughts on BIM Mangers:

“I’m was going to start off this years first weekly Roundup with 3 post all linked together about something I fight for every time I going into a Clients office for a BIM implementation meeting……..You will need a BIM Manager.”

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2. Bridget Willard (Riggins Construction): Google+

Construction Chat  is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  If you’re free, we’d love you to join us. We had a great chat today about resolutions, goals, and how to get there.

This week is focused on Google Plus, the social network we tend to ignore and ridicule. But is she really worth ignoring?

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Blogs I Read

These are construction and non-construction related.  The Construction App Guru, for example, provides information on how to streamline construction operations through the use of mobile apps:
The BIMSider:<> weekly collection of BIM related news for the construction industry..

Brent Darnell International:<> source for Emotional Intelligence training and resources.

Carol’s Construction Technology Blog:<> A great resource for BlueBeam tips and news.

Construction Leading Edge: <>  source for developing leadership skills and your business.

Extranet Evolution: <>  weekly collection of IT related news for the construction industry.

The GreyBackPack:<> Gaming, Culture and Tech.
Construction App Guru – – as mentioned above, this one is useful for streamlining construction operations through the use of mobile apps.

Zbrella:<> Technology consulting firm for Construction.

Cold Stress Training Guides and Resources – Free Here!

If it’s cold in Florida where I live, I cannot imagine how it is elsewhere.  Here are free guides and training materials on protecting worker’s from the cold.

Materials from OSHA, CDC, and others.

Click links below for documents:

Cold Stress Quickcard

Cold Weather Checklist

Cold Weather Toolbox Talk

Cold Weather Trainer Guide

Extreme Cold Guide – CDC

Handout – Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress

OSHA’s Field Manuals – Download Free, Here!

OSHA publishes their field manuals, plus items called ‘CPL’s.’  CPL (short for ‘compliance’) documents are the actual guidelines that OSHA uses when performing inspections.  No, really.

Some of these are very long and involved, but if you want to know what OSHA will look for on your job, look here.  I have no posted all of them, but here is a sample.  To get the rest, go to and do a search for “CPL.”

Click links below for documents:

Control of Hazard Energy CPL

Cranes and Derricks in Construction CPL

Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plan CPL

Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment CPL

Enforcement of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Field Operations Manual CPL

Inspection Procedures for Roadway and Highway Construciton Work Zones CPS

Lead – National Emphasis Program CPL

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities CPL

Operational Exposure to Isocyanates CPL

Respiratory Protection Inspection Procedures CPL