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Drones In Construction

How Are Drones Used In Construction? Drones with specialized software have allowed construction projects to be more efficient, building projects to be better managed, and inspections to be more thorough. Drones allow contractors to…

Restoring Notre Dame

How Do You Restore 850 Years Of History? On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as the 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. The fire burned for over eight hours, long into the Parisian night. People came…

Tilt-Up Myth Blasting

Tilt-Up is still an under-appreciated method As a constructing method, Tilt-Up has only been around for a little more than a hundred years. And during that time, it’s been used in countless creative and innovative ways, but it still…

Be Seen and Be Safe!

With no shortage of potential hazards on a construction site, worker safety is job one. One of the best ways to protect workers, especially those who work on or near equipment and moving vehicles, is by outfitting them in High-Visibility

Radios beat smartphones on jobsites

Two-Way Radios vs. Smart Phones Don't get me wrong, smartphones are amazing devices with hundreds of killer apps that can increase productivity, but they still don't beat a well-made two-way radio for construction. While most workers may…

Concrete Vibration and Consolidation

After the Pour The forms are ready, the slump is rolling down the chute, and workers are preparing to finish the slab. At this point, the most important step to take to ensure the slab is structurally sound and has a smoother surface is to…

Large Equipment: Rent or Buy?

How Renting Equipment from HD Supply White Cap can help you increase profits. Every contractor wrestles with this question. Renting costs less, but is it as good as owning? Truth is, it can be a lot better than owning if you’re renting…

Concrete Slab Repair Tips

Repairing Common Slab Surface Defects  Concrete contractors are often asked to address non-structural blemishes that can occur soon after a concrete slab is placed. Blemishes, such as popouts, plastic shrinkage cracks, and drying…

ABCD’s of Fall Protection

Fall Protection Systems: Don’t Forget Your ABCDs Being safe is the most important rule on a jobsite and OSHA cites falls as the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Most of us are required to wear hardhats, gloves and…

Will Silica Regulations Be Repealed?

Waiting for the dust to settle We are seeing some buzz in the industry that OSHA may pull back on the Silica regulation requirement. Yeah, there have been a few big fines, but in general, the feedback is that OSHA has not been aggressively…

MULTIQUIP PRX Rider Trowel

New Spider Design PRX Rider Trowel from MULTIQUIP Clean burning Gasoline/LPG  Ford Power Products 3.7 liter V6 engine New spider design produces ultimate floor flatness    Liquid-cooled, multi-phase drive motors deliver maximum…

Decorative Concrete Sealing Tips

How To Ensure A Successful Sealer Application (Original article appears in a SpecTech article from SpecChem. Used by permission) Surface Preparation All surfaces to be sealed must be properly cleaned. Ensure the concrete is clean, dry,…

Ergodyne Tool Tethering

The New Dropped Object Standard Has Passed Newsflash! In mid-July the Dropped Objects Standard 121-2018 was approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISEA (International Safety Equipment Association). This new standard…

Leading Edge Work

What is Leading Edge work? Most contractors, even those not actively working at heights, are familiar with the term, but if you’re not, let’s start with basic definitions. Leading Edge Leading Edge work can occur on any jobsite…

Cold Weather Concreting

Jobs Don't Stop When the Temperature Drops Don’t let cold weather slow down your pour. As we head into winter, understanding cold weather concreting will keep the jobs going and the crete flowing. Concrete is often the foundation…

Aerial Lift Safety Tips

The Ups and Downs of Aerial Lifts Mobile employee lift equipment is common on all construction sites. Contractors have discovered how these units can help workers both increase efficiencies and enhance safety when properly used. To ensure…

Soil Compaction

Starting at the base of the problem Experienced contractors know that producing quality concrete flatwork begins with the proper preparation of the slab support system. Using proper compaction techniques, contractors efficiently transform…

Guarding Against Cold Stress

Don’t let the cold slow you down With tight construction schedules anticipated this winter, contractors should plan to prepare for the challenges of working in cold weather. The importance of these dangerous conditions may not receive as…

Bringing CFM Power to the Jobsite

Decrease Dust and Increase Productivity In 2016, the updated standards comprising OSHA’s final ruling around dust collection went into effect. The revised document directs contractors on their responsibilities to prevent exposure to their…

Protecting Your Flatwork

Concrete Finish Work Is On The Rise Flatwork and decorative concrete contractors are benefiting as building owners and designers realize the payoff of tastefully exposed concrete surfaces. Not only are they less costly to maintain, but…

Stormwater Management Best Practices

Weathering the Storms Early last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new regulations for "operators of construction activity” that involves more than one acre. Since 1992, contractors working on these type of projects…

Laser Levels: Accuracy Is Job One

"Close" is not good enough on today’s jobsites. Close is not good enough on today’s jobsites. Contractors must be right-on with every control mark. Workers must comply with project specifications that include tight construction tolerances,…

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