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 »
Beginning with a sound construction contract can have a significant impact on a firm’s profit, loss, reputation and overall ability to manage a project. Risk shifting is the contracting norm, and attorneys across the country scrutinize contract clauses when deciding which client will prevail.
Protecting projects from corrosion is a key component to many construction projects. In this three-part series, learn how to prevent three major types of corrosion: crevice, galvanic and pitting corrosion. On July 20, we covered pitting corrosion. This week, we’re focusing on understanding and avoiding galvanic corrosion.
Agreements are made every single day. It may be tempting to use a letter or even a handshake agreement when performing construction work on a small project. However, the harsh reality is oral agreements are difficult to prove in court and letter agreements often lack essential terms to deal with nuanced issues such as insurance, dispute resolution and contract termination.
Protecting projects from corrosion is a key component to many construction projects. In this three-part series, learn how to prevent three major types of corrosion: crevice, galvanic and pitting corrosion. Up first, understanding and avoiding pitting corrosion.
Maintenance is a key priority when it comes to fleet operations. Of course, preserving the bottom line through cost-efficient decisions should always a priority, but reliability, performance and safety are of equal importance. A vital part of fleet maintenance, which takes into account all these factors, is an effective oil analysis program.
The explosion of e-discovery in litigation and arbitration unpleasantly introduced many companies to the concept of spoliation of evidence and the need to preserve documents once litigation is pending or even reasonably anticipated. At first, the “adverse inference instruction” penalty (i.e., a judge informs the jury that someone concealed evidence or information, or spoiled evidence so it could not be brought to court) did not seem too severe. The greater concern was for dismissal of claims or defenses, a sanction thought to be so severe that no judge would order it except in the most egregious of circumstances.
Gone are the days of filing cabinets lining the walls for a single construction project. With the digitization of documents and use of multiple computer programs, the manual process has been simplified to hard drives—and maybe a few files for record keeping.
Verify Clients’ Credit History and Cash Flow to Protect the Bottom Line Construction Contractors Must Research Potential Clients to Ensure Timely Payment
Most construction contractors don’t consider how the creditworthiness and cash flow of their customers can impact their bottom line. But they should. More than 40 percent of small businesses have customers that are more than 90 days late on a payment, according to a survey by RocketLawyer.