Construction Industry Research and Policy Center News

Center Receives $20,000 for Construction Safety Research

A UT center dedicated to construction safety research to reduce injuries and fatalities has received $20,000 to further its work. The UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center recently received the gift from Amerisure Insurance Company. The center is based in the College of Business Administration. Amerisure provides workers’ compensation and general liability insurance for many construction contractors.

UT Competing in National App Contest on Workplace Safety and Health

Want to be a millionaire? You have a greater chance of becoming one than being struck by lightning. You also have a greater chance of dying from an alligator bite than spotting a UFO. These scenarios are part of a probability game created by two UT units to teach youngsters about workplace safety. An app based on the game is one of twenty finalists in a national competition vying to win the People’s Choice Award and its $3,000 prize.

New Leaders at UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center

The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) in the College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville announces two key leadership changes. Terry Higgins has become the center’s research director of operations while Edward Taylor has joined CIRPC as research director for administration.

UT’s Construction Center Wins $9.3 Million Contract from U.S. Labor Department

The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center at UT Knoxville has received a $9.3-million, five-year grant to assist the U.S. Department of Labor in measuring prevailing rates for construction workers working on federal construction projects throughout the nation. The center — part of the College of Business Administration — will conduct wage and benefit surveys of construction labor markets throughout the nation.