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Resolving and Avoiding Disputes

Best Practices For Resolving/Avoiding Disputes Construction jobs involve diverse people, large sums of money, tools and heavy equipment, and deadlines: what could possibly go wrong? Disputes on the job are significant risks factors for…

Top 10 Jobs In Construction

We're Building America Construction is hard, but meaningful, work! Whether you are pouring concrete for a foundation, maneuvering a crane dozens of stories high, or every job in between, it is a noble endeavor to be involved in the…

Tips For Doing Field Adhesion Tests

What Is A Field Adhesion Test? Field adhesion testing is an important way to ensure quality jobsite application and surface preparation of installed sealant joints. When an authorized field representative performs it, this test is a good…

The Benefits Of Lean Construction

What Is Lean Construction? Lean construction is a philosophy by which the construction team adopts practices and technologies that reduce costs, materials, time and effort, specific to the project at hand. For most contractors this sort…

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

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 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 from White…

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…

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