Winter is coming. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the United States is in store for another cold, snowy winter this year. Before the temperature drops, construction companies should look for heating solutions that increase operational efficiencies and improve worker safety.
For construction professionals, value engineering is a term commonly associated with keeping projects on budget, but the full meaning of the term has been diluted.
Managing jobsites can be challenging enough, but once interior work begins and crews are out of sight, busy construction supervisors can be at a disadvantage. Keeping track of workflow means time-consuming walkthroughs.
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.