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A Collaborative Approach to Fall Prevention by Design

Tue May 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Ruane Friar Development Center (RFDC) built by Dimeo Construction Company and designed by Perkins Eastman is a transformational project for Providence College.  The project won the AIA-RI 2018 Merit Award in the Educational/Intuitional category.

The new center blends a state-of-the-art training facility for the men’s basketball team with a branding element focused on recruiting. Each space and graphic is purposed to support the students physical and social needs as well as being a beacon for young prospects deciding where to take the next step out of high school.


When: May 21, 2019
5:30pm Networking / 6:00pm Presentation / Tour Follows  


Provider: Dimeo Construction Company

Speaker: Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director, Scott Eaton, Project Manager, Erik Sanford, Director of VDC/BIM

Too often, fall protection comes at the expense of design intent, but this need not be the case. During the session, we will review the newly codified OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D standard and VDC tools for evaluating fall protection systems planned (or existing) for roofs.  Using the newly completed Providence College Friar Development Center project as a model, Dimeo Construction developed a decision making flow chart developed for this new OSHA standard. Through discussions between owner, architect, and contractor, BIM tools and 2-dimensional drawings were used to form the foundation for a project based constructability review and implementation of improvements, while maintaining design integrity and aesthetics.  This collaborative presentation will reflect upon the importance of the new standards and their real-life application. Participants will leave the presentation with knowledge of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D and learn how effective collaboration can lead to prevention by design.

A tour will be provided after the presentation.
Please RSVP by sending an email to Lori Corsi at LCorsi@dimeo.com

Providence College
Located behind the Field House at 74 Sandringham Rd. Enter at the front of the Friar Development Center, and someone will be present to direct you to the presentation.


Tue May 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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