Articles by Month: July 2015
The tower crane is now in place at the University of Virginia’s Education Resource Center (ERC) project in Charlottesville as crews start to set the lower level foundation wall forms. A joint venture between Donley’s and McCarthy, the ERC project site is nestled between the Lee Street Parking Garage, the main entrance to the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and an active railroad line.
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Currently at 334’ above Lakeside Avenue, Donley’s concrete crews will pull the core at the downtown Cleveland Hilton Hotel project for the last time on Saturday. They will finish 355’ above Lakeside with one more lift in each core.
any given day, there are numerous ways that we can come in contact with site particles. Whether through the air or from direct contact, these materials can be very dangerous. Today I share some of the hazards of portland cement and the caustic nature of this white powder.
mixed with water, or when in contact with moisture such as in eyes or on skin,
portland cement becomes highly caustic (pH > 12) and will damage or burn (as
severely as third-degree) the eyes or skin.
- Exposure to airborne dust may cause
immediate or delayed irritation or inflammation of the cornea.
- Eye contact by larger amounts of dry
powder or splashes of wet portland cement may cause effects ranging from
moderate eye irritation to chemical burns and blindness.
MATERIALS, SUCH AS PORTLAND CEMENT, TEND TO CAUSE WORSE EYE DAMAGE AND ARE
HARDER TO FLUSH OUT OF THE EYE TISSUES THAN ACIDIC MATERIALS.
- When engaged in activities where portland
cement dust or wet portland cement or concrete could cement products could
contact the eye, wear goggles or safety glasses with side-shields.
- In extremely dusty environments and
unpredictable environments, wear unvented or indirectly vented goggles to avoid
eye irritation or injury.
- Contact lenses should not be worn when
working with portland cement or wet portland cement products.
Seek medical attention immediately and flush eye thoroughly with water.
Continue flushing eye for at least 15 minutes, including under lid, to remove
On July 9, Oatey Co., a Cleveland-based manufacturer and
distributor of plumbing and related products, held a groundbreaking to
celebrate the construction commencement of their new corporate headquarters.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Armond Budish
were in attendance and both thanked Oatey for their commitment to
Donley’s, has been hired as the Construction Manager at Risk
for the project and is teamed with Vocon, the Project Architect. The project is slated to be completed in Fall
2016 in time for Oatey to celebrate their 100th anniversary in high style.
The new building is located on Emerald Parkway Drive on a beautiful 7 acre site bordering the
Cleveland Metroparks and overlooking the Rocky River Valley. Oatey’s 2-story, 43,500 sq. ft. facility will
consolidate corporate staff from three separate locations into one fostering
greater collaboration and communication among team members. It will also feature an outdoor terrace,
multiple cafes, a fitness center, collaborative conference spaces and a R&D