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 »
Sometimes, renting equipment makes perfect sense. In this still-tight credit environment, some lenders aren’t willing to finance a large piece of equipment, or an outright purchase might not add up financially if the equipment is only needed for a short duration. For contractors on a budget, rental companies usually have the latest models in their inventories, a luxury that is out of reach for many smaller firms. Plus, renting equipment is convenient, with the duty of maintenance, setup and transportation being someone else’s problem.
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.
Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.
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.
Acquiring new business in the construction industry is accomplished in many ways, especially in a strong economic development cycle. General contractors, construction managers and subcontractors should know their risk control limits and be efficient and confident in the pursuit of new business. The work acquisition process in construction has as many inherent risks—as does work execution. Following are two of the most common ways to gain new projects.
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.
Use Mileage Tracking Apps to Save More at Tax Time Apps Can Help Construction Contractors Take Full Advantage of Mileage Deductions
Contractors drive an average of 75 miles every day, according to a recent study by The Aberdeen Group. Those miles equate to more than $10,000 in tax write-offs each year However, the vast majority of miles go unreported and dollars are never claimed due to lack of awareness or failure to use tracking technology.
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.