The new normal has people searching for ways to fill their time. From long hours in the kitchen baking banana bread to family game nights around the kitchen table, people are coming together and experiencing life in different ways. In fact, 90 percent of most people’s time is now spent indoors, which has led to a conversation about IAQ, or indoor air quality. It’s important to examine COVID-19’s impact on IAQ, as well as what we can do to improve air quality in general.
Although unexpected events have rocked the start of this year, the tide is turning positive in our economy. A look at the reports coming out of the construction industry shows us one of these positives. Here’s a breakdown of what the data really means.
The industrial revolution of the mid-eighteen to the nineteenth century revolutionized the way humans build things and gave birth to the growth of economies. Like every other sector, the construction industry was not left out in this advancement and was, in fact, a frontrunner in the earlier revolution.
When you’re looking to purchase a new piece of construction equipment, you want to make an investment. While you want to get the most bang for your buck, you also want a piece of equipment that will get the job done both efficiently and effectively, and, most importantly, you want a piece of equipment that will last — because when it comes to construction equipment, there’s not much room for mistakes.
Construction work is quite hazardous, and the safety of your employees is paramount. The most common fatal accidents in construction are grouped into three major categories: Falls from a height, being struck by a moving vehicle, and being hit by a moving object. Most of these accidents occur due to ignorance, negligence, or just gross indiscipline and the disregard of best safety practices.
This question isn’t black & white, and you may get a variety of answers. Some project managers may focus exclusively on output, where others may focus on the core competencies required to achieve the required output. Although both answers would be correct, there is a difference between being able to answer the question and prove the results in the work you do.
COVID-19 has presented a unique challenge for subcontractors, causing them to quickly learn how to navigate scheduling impacts. While many projects have seen scheduling disruptions, others, particularly those involving education, transportation, or health-related facilities, have seen their timeline accelerate, causing project managers to need to be able to maximize efficiency. And these changes don’t just affect the schedule; project managers are now tasked with assessing the best way to balance on-site operations with health measures that guarantee workers’ safety.
If not well maintained and managed, construction sites can be full of hazards that can put workers or clients lives at risk. Here, we explain the most common construction injuries and the best way to prepare for(and ultimately avoid) them.
Those on the outside of any industry hold common misconceptions about the work and the workers on the inside, and the construction industry is a perfect example. We’ve collected 7 of the top myths heard about the construction industry and debunked them below. Do women actually work in construction? Is contracting just a job for people who can’t get anything else? Keep reading to put the misinformation to rest.