The construction insurance industry is constantly changing and the number of available insurance products continues to grow. The result is an increasingly complex market for construction project participants to navigate. Recognizing the need for more flexibility and adaptability, a new and comprehensive insurance exhibit has been created for use in conjunction with the following AIA Documents:
Construction project planners know schedule details inside and out. They can look at a Gantt chart and easily see the relationship between tasks, the durations assigned and the resources committed. Unfortunately, few others in the construction process are interested in the symbols and graphs.
Construction labor remains one of the largest hurdles in conquering a construction project. It is always at the forefront of industry news and it’s a legal problem, too, with new overtime regulations coming into play. When dealing with construction claims, one of the largest components of any request for additional compensation is labor costs.
Five Tips to Keep Business Running After a Natural Disaster Construction Contractors Affected by the Recent Hurricanes Can Take Steps to Minimize Operational Downtime
Coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria over the past few weeks has been almost inescapable. While large-scale recovery efforts are well under way, individual companies located or doing business in areas affected by the storms likely will be feeling the effects for much longer, with many facing the very real prospect of having to shutter their operations for good.
Construction contractors can keep their businesses running efficiently and profitably by focusing on excelling in a few key areas. By making sure business aspects such as fleet management, safety, estimating and supply chain management are running smoothly, contractors can increase profits and improve business operations.
For federal contractors, the Trump administration brings unique opportunities and challenges, as contractors hold the president accountable to his campaign promises to rebuild roads, bridges, airports and schools during the next three years.
In the construction industry, it’s not uncommon for team members to go from working on the crew to being in charge of the crew. The transition to supervising people the employee used to work alongside, or having a fellow coworker promoted to management, can be awkward. But it doesn’t have to be.
Over the past decade, wildfires have grown in size, duration and destructiveness due to the boom in biomass fuel production, changing climate conditions, rising temperatures, widespread drought and earlier snowmelt. Human error also has caused growth in the number of wildfires in recent years. From 2014 to 2017, the frequency of fires in the United States has been increasing at an estimated annualized rate of 5 percent burning more than 13.7 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Everything might look fine when metal components are joined, but even small gaps between fixtures are open invitations to crevice corrosion. Left unchecked, crevice corrosion can cause significant degrading of assets—leading to costly repairs, loss of production and even failure of entire systems.
Over the last few years, substantial changes have impacted the industry’s landscape—from the introduction of API CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils and Tier IV engines to stringent new emissions legislation and the drive toward improved fuel economy.
When Quiet Matters Construction Contractors Must Choose Noise-Reducing Flooring for Health Care and Educational Facilities
While many layout and design visions for facilities are practical and positive, they are not always implemented with occupant comfort in mind. Take acoustics for example—many facilities choose flooring options that are easy to clean and maintain without considering the effects on those surrounded by them. However, when these effects start affecting the wellbeing of a patient and the learning or concentration of a student, it’s time to change the way in which facility layouts and design visions are perceived. There are two main industries in which the flooring choice really matters. Continue »