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.
Technology updates occur in every industry, including construction. With dedication to progressive solutions and the right resources, technology can help you do your job faster, safer and more efficiently. Here are nine new technologies making their way onto job sites in 2019.
When people think of someone being injured on a construction site, they probably think of that person being hit by a forklift, falling from scaffolding, or some other significant injury caused by a grandiose mistake. Few people think of someone being seriously hurt by a small hand tool, but they can be. These tools, especially…
One of the main causes of a delay on a construction job happens to be one of the things you have no control over: the weather. When a big thunderstorm, tornado, hurricane, ice storm, or blizzard blows into town, you simply have to shut down work.
Your construction team is up against a firm deadline, and you’ve got several full days of work in store to stay on track. When your team arrives at the construction site in the morning ready to get started, you discover that several of your most valuable, essential pieces of equipment have been stolen.
When calculating the cost of a piece of equipment, you have to take into account more than just its purchase price. This is just one component of that equipment’s overall lifecycle cost. You also need to consider the cost of fuel and other liquids, the cost of repairs, and any maintenance costs.
Construction is regarded as one of the most dangerous and accident-prone professions. Today, many industry leaders devote significant time and resources in developing safety programs and promoting a risk-free culture for their employees.
As the owner of a construction company, you know that maintaining your machinery and other equipment is necessary. If a machine breaks down in the middle of a job, it can bring everything to a halt and leave you unable to continue work until it’s repaired or replaced.