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Westerly, ACN Updates + Excavation Safety

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Multi-Family Division – The Westerly – June 2019

Submitted by Angel Alvarez, Executive Vice President

Kudos to Willie Melchor, Homero Mancilla and Jose Garcia for leading the charge on The Westerly in the Trinity Groves district in Dallas. Under the direction of Angel Ramirez and Felix Lopez, we are driving forward a complex project. There are multiple scopes in progress simultaneously, and this team is making it happen.

 

 

Commercial Division – Alliance Center North – June 2019

General Contractor – Hillwood

Project Team: General Superintendent Thomas Casillas, Superintendent Junior Chavez, Project Manager Melissa Kersh

Alliance Center North by the Numbers:

  • Paving – 572,582 SF
  • Slab – 783,000 SF
  • 184 Panels totaling 162,354 SF

To date, the Commercial Division team has completed some slab pours and one panel pour.

Click here to read more about the entire Alliance development in D Magazine.

 

8 Questions to Ask about Every Excavation

Every excavation must be inspected by an Excavation Competent Person BEFORE any work may begin in an excavation. The Competent Person must check for numerous hazards that could affect workers inside of the excavation. For example:

  1. Is the dirt cohesive? What type soil is it?
  2. Is the dirt too wet to hold or is there a high-water table?
  3. Are there any utility lines or other type of fill materials in the excavation?
  4. Is rain in the immediate forecast and if so, what effect will it have on the excavation?
  5. Are there any vehicle or pedestrians in the immediate area that need to be warned/barricaded?
  6. Is there any undermining of existing foundations, buildings, or paving, etc.?
  7. Is there anything in the area of the excavation causing excessive vibrations that could cause a collapse?
  8. Do we need sloping, benching, shoring, or trench boxes?

A Competent Person must inspect the excavation every day prior to work beginning and after any event such as rain that could change the excavation.

If you have questions about excavations or ideas about training, contact your local safety manager.

Have a happy & safe 4th of July!

 

Go RED!