March 2018

Volume 3, Issue 1

Topic: Safety

Focus: Site Safety Details to Take into Consideration

                  before Breaking Ground;

            Safety at the Job Site;

            Lean Construction: Higher Quality;

            Biographies of New Cambridge Staff


Site Safety Details to Take into Consideration Before Breaking Ground

Tips for planning safety into a project while in the pre-construction phase.

Jeff Eriks

This article appeared in the February 2018 edition of Waste Advantage Magazine

Site safety is a major concern at project sites. Prior to beginning any project, the contractor, owner and design team need to fully evaluate the impact of the construction on the actual site itself as well as the surrounding areas.  The major topics we will cover in this article include the owner’s safety plan and requirements, the contractor’s safety plan, the municipality and/or traffic board requirements as well as other various factors that play into the design of the overall project safety plan. This needs to be a group effort to build and manage the plan—a single entity cannot complete an effective safety program by itself. Everyone has a different perspective/role and his/her input is invaluable to the design of the overall safety program.

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Safety at the Job Site


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by Jerry Atwood, AIA, NCARB

Applying Lean Manufacturing principles to the construction industry is difficult since most projects are one-off and will not be replicated thousands of times. Cambridge Design-Build applies the lean manufacturing philosophy1 of faster delivery, higher quality and lower price, through the use of time minimization, just-in-time material deliveries and our belief that quality products and systems must be built into the final product.

At its most basic level, construction quality is conformance to specifications. Quality of design and conformance to specifications provide the fundamental basis for managing the delivery of a deficiency-free project.2 Owner involvement is the best quality assurance mechanism because it combines two critical forces: (1) Are the quality tools and metrics deployed appropriately to the Owner’s needs for quality? (2) Does the final deliverable reflect the owner’s changing views of a quality product or service as the owner see’s it now?

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Dena SamoskaController

Dena began working for Cambridge in January 2018. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science, Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dena has worked in the accounting department
at construction firms for nearly 20 years.

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Randy BaggettSenior Project Manager

Randy began working for Cambridge in February 2018. He attended Texas Tech University where he majored in Business Administration. Randy has been working in the construction industry managing and directing the construction of healthcare facilities, commercial, institutional, and municipal projects for over 20 years.

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Brad EricksIT Manager & Operations Support

Brad began working for Cambridge in December 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science from Trinity Christian College. Brad has worked in the IT and construction industries for over 23 years.

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Julia MooreContract Administrator & Operations Administrative Assistant

Julia began working for Cambridge in January 2018. She attended Indiana State University, was the Chairman of Special Events for Union Board, is a Board Member of the youth group at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and is fluent in American Sign Language.

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