With higher safety levels now both achievable and economical, the engineer’s role in delivering design safety has broadened considerably. At his or her disposal are a host of new objective analytic techniques to identify hidden hazards and potential problems, determine design countermeasures and remedies, and assess and categorize residual risk. But with these new tools comes a responsibility to manage the consequences of interjecting protective mechanisms and safety devices.
How Technology Is Bringing Design and Construction Into the Future
Innovative technology is here to simplify our lives.
ENR 2019 Top 500 Design Firms
The market for large design firms right now may be the best that it has ever been. There are those who believe that the market growth, which has continued into its 10th year, cannot last and that we are due for a downturn.
How-to: Safety-conscious landscape design
A home burglary takes place in the United States every 15 seconds. As a professional landscaper, you can help homeowners reduce their risk by making yards less attractive to would-be thieves, while still creating beautiful properties. 1. Consider plant size. According to police, robbers choose homes to invade based on one simple factor: ease […]
How to Design an Effective Safety Sign
Photo by Andria / CC BY-SA Signs, which inform employees and visitors of dangers, issue warnings, or offer direction should be highly visible, easy to read, and understandable. Safety signs may be the one type of sign where aesthetics takes a backseat to
How To Design A Life Safety Plan Into Your Fire Safety Strategy
A fire safety plan is not at its best without designing a life safety plan into it. There are ways to effectively incorporate a life safety plan to your fire safety plan. Here are some essential steps to get your... Read More
How to Design Your Food Plant for Worker Safety
Today, firms are “ safety for each worker into every phase of every building project.” We’re addressing worker safety from the start—at the facility design
7 Simple Tips for Superior Deck Design and Safety
Decks are great outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas, especially in the summertime, but they also need regular maintenance and checkups to stay in shape. Here are some tips to keep your deck loo...
Prevention through Design: Paving the Way for Safety
When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. A strong saftey culture requires a unified team that believes in and utilizes common safety practices during all stages of the a building’s lifecycle. In the video blog above, Senior Vice President Victor Sanvido explains some of the benefits of Southland’s Prevention through Design program, comparing recent statistics regarding recordable injuries and lost work days.
How to design for patient safety, data security and reliability
Electronic medical devices are being designed with enhanced and sophisticated functionality, with most of the complexity contained within the software.
How EHR design can affect patient safety
Right now, most EHR’s are like sledgehammers when what we really need are sharp chisels that create works of art.
How to help improve patient safety via design
Are there specific tactics that architects and engineers can use to possibly improve conditions in healthcare environments? Experts believe the key lies in organized "pre-design" plans and metrics.
DIY Kitchen Design: Worktops, Safety & Style
Designing a kitchen can be a painful process, if you don’t know what you are doing. Luckily, we have put together this helpful, simple and practical guide to kitchen design to make things easier fo...
Put Safety First: 14 Universal Design Tips
Ideas to ensure you will be able to enjoy your home throughout your entire lifetime
Warehouse Design Must Consider Worker Safety
While the technology within their walls has changed and evolved over the years, many of the buildings and safety practices are starting to get outdated. Why is warehouse design so essential when thinking about warehouse worker safety?
When design is deadly: How projects are built with bird safety in mind
Architects and bird safety advocates are raising awareness around reflective glass, lighting and landscaping that have long been a danger for birds.
Google Adds Safety and Security Tips To Its Beautifully Designed Help Page
Intelligent design: How smart packaging can shape the future of food safety
Technology can protect food from post-processing contamination, signal when a product has spoiled and could allow consumers to add preservatives to items at home.
Roundabouts 101: Basic Design Principles for Improved Intersection Safety
Their radius and angles of entry are designed to slow traffic, but are roundabouts right for your city? According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, roundabouts are becoming more popular based on the opportunities to improve safety and increase an intersection’s operational efficiency, among other considerations and benefits.
3 Key Trends in Safety Design for ADAS—TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum
Vehicles with varying levels of autonomous driving capabilities are logging millions of miles on roadways. Still, a new survey, released recently by the Kelly...