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.
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 »
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.
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.
Construction input prices remained unchanged in May, ending five consecutive months of price expansion, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Construction input prices expanded 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Use Technology to Prevent Labor Trafficking in Your Supply Chain Construction contractors must be aware of human trafficking signs to prevent exploitation
It’s hard to go to a construction tradeshow or read an analyst report without hearing about a new drone company or how drones are going to eventually impact construction. Today, advanced drone hardware is available at low prices, and U.S. regulation has enabled commercial drone use to be easy for companies and service providers to adopt. Most importantly, companies have built custom software solutions to suit the exact needs of construction companies.