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Role Profiles: The Life of a Construction Rigger

What are the duties of a construction rigger?

Construction riggers are responsible for the proper manipulation of heavy loads on a construction site. When working in tandem with crane or hoist operators, construction riggers can manage the movement or placement of virtually any component—no matter how large or heavy. 

Riggers exist in industries ranging from shipping to […]

By |January 6th, 2021|Role Profiles|Comments Off

Role Profiles: The Life of a Scaffolding Builder

What does the day of a scaffolder look like? 

If you’ve been around most commercial construction sites, you’ve noticed a web of scaffolding that surrounds any structure as it is built. These are the responsibility of the scaffold builder—also known as a scaffolder. 

Scaffolding plays an incredibly important role in providing construction professionals access to some of […]

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Role Profiles: The Life of a Structural Welder

What does the average day for a structural welder look like?

Much more than heating, shaping, and fusing metals, a successful structural welder must also be aware of his team’s dynamic, safety, and the intricacies of the job at hand. In this piece, we will break down some of the basics and look at the average […]

By |January 6th, 2021|Role Profiles|Comments Off

Do Apprenticeships Still Exist in the Construction Industry?

When you hear the word “apprentice,” what comes to mind? 

If you’re a fan of pop culture, you’re probably thinking of characters from Star Wars or a dimly-lit reality TV series set in a boardroom, hosted by a real-estate-tycoon-turned-US-president. 

For many, the idea of an apprenticeship sounds like the primary work-training program of yesteryear. These master-and-student learning […]

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Earthquake-Resistant Construction with Base Isolation Systems

As earthquakes have become more and more commonplace in Oklahoma, the need for earthquake-resistant construction has become much more lucrative. But why? 

How do earthquakes damage buildings? 

Believe it or not, the brute-force shaking of the ground is not what causes the most damage to buildings and other structures. As seismic waves pass through layers of earth, […]

By |December 4th, 2020|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

How is Reality Capture Technology Helping Construction?

“This is the way we’ve always done it.” 

While there are many old fashioned ethics and business tactics in the construction industry, resting on older technology laurels will not likely bode well for any construction company short of Amish barn raisers. Advances in imaging technology are helping construction professionals build structures faster, better, cheaper, and with […]

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What Does a Construction Warranty Manager Do?

The straightforward definition: 

A Construction Warranty Manager ensures that all claims made by clients under warranty are thoroughly processed and warranty work fulfilled. 

When would I need to speak with a Construction Warranty Manager? 

Let’s say that the construction of your company’s new building has just been completed. Congrats! How exciting! However, after a while, your staff begins […]

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What Does a Construction Safety Director Do?

The straightforward definition: 

A Construction Safety Director manages the health and safety of all those involved in construction projects—both new and ongoing. 

In the past, being a worker in the construction industry was extremely dangerous. We’re all likely familiar with the iconic portrait of high-rise construction workers taking their lunch break, completely untethered, on what appears to […]

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What Does a Construction Superintendent Do?

Within the offices of a construction company as well as on the job site, there are many people managing different aspects of planning, building, and completion. One of those is the Construction Superintendent. 
The Day-to-Day of a Superintendent
Most superintendents within the construction industry spend their days on their designated construction site. Their responsibilities include managing the […]

By |November 4th, 2020|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Why is an Experienced Project Manager Essential in Construction?

Simple goal. Complicated process. 

The objective of a project manager in the construction industry is fairly simple—take the client’s wants and make them into a reality. How they go about doing this is anything but simple. For this reason, seeking out a project manager with a substantial amount of experience is crucial to the success of […]

By |November 4th, 2020|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off