SEAA member company, American Steel & Precast Erectors (ASPE), Greenfield, N.H., is a second-generation family business. Serving Canada, New England, and Atlantic Coast, ASPE provides erecting, equipment rental, and project management services.
Last year, ASPE was the steel erector on a cancer research facility expansion project for EMD Serono in Billerica, Mass. The project, recently featured on ENR NewEngland, utilized Prevention through Design (PtD), a safety program centered around identifying and eliminating jobsite hazards before they happen. Through a collaborative effort from project managers, architects, engineers, fabricators, and erectors, approximately 122 design changes were made in the name of safety.
“Design changes were implemented before and after we started the steel erection process,” said Marc Cox, Vice President, and Project Manager for ASPE. “Most of the changes were discussed during initial meetings to figure out if they would work and how they would be implemented.”
The changes ranged from lift support for ironworkers making moment welding connection on the
building steel frame, to rodbusters reducing the space between bars so that boots could span the
opening, which prevented numerous potential trip and fall hazards.
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Read the full ENR NewEngland article here.