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Preparing Your Construction Site for Severe Weather

Preparing Your Construction Site for Severe Weather Property damage from severe weather events can add both cost and time to a project. While it’s not possible to fully predict and react in a timely fashion to strong winds and storms, a documented and practiced contingency plan can help contractors prepare for the unexpected. Protect your […]

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What Types of Insurance Should Roofers Have and Why?

What Types of Insurance Should Roofers Have and Why? There are certain costs that roofers must take on to maintain a successful business. While materials costs and, perhaps, marketing costs are fairly common, there’s an additional cost that’s essential. If you are serious about being a successful roofing contractor, roofing insurance needs to be a part of […]

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Training the Superintendent of Tomorrow

Training the Superintendent of Tomorrow The superintendent plays a key role in the efficient daily operations of a construction site, helping keep projects on time, in scope and on budget. Given the shortage of skilled labor across the construction industry, it’s not too early to think about training the next generation of superintendents so that they will […]

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Contractor’s Equipment: Rent, Buy, Borrow or Refurbish?

Contractor’s Equipment: Rent, Buy, Borrow or Refurbish? For contractors, equipment can be the lifeblood of a business, and keeping your construction equipment running well can be critical to a project’s success. When you need equipment, you review your anticipated work volumes and your fleet management to determine equipment needs. Then, it comes down to this: should I […]

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Staying Safe Around Heavy Equipment

Staying Safe Around Heavy Equipment Every year heavy equipment operators, ground workers and pedestrians are injured or killed by heavy mobile equipment used in construction. Many of these incidents are the result of rollovers or by individuals being struck or crushed by equipment. In fact, “struck-by” deaths are one of the construction industry’s “Fatal Four” […]

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Finding an Effective Construction Subcontractor

Finding an Effective Construction Subcontractor Many contractors rely on subcontractors, vendors and other third parties to support their projects. While they are critical in helping you complete your project, they also can impact your operational and financial risks. Regulatory agencies and courts commonly consider general contractors, construction managers and owners responsible for the actions of […]

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Protecting Against Common Fire Risks During Construction

Protecting Against Common Fire Risks During Construction It’s nothing new that the construction industry has to deal with a variety of hazards, but a growing number of construction site fires are drawing attention to this particular risk in construction. On average, between 2010 and 2015, firefighters responded to more than 10 fires a day at buildings […]

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Protecting Your Construction Site from Fire, Water and Theft

Protecting Your Construction Site from Fire, Water and Theft Long after the workday ends, risks continue at construction sites, as fire, theft and water can cause significant property damage and can potentially delay project timelines and impact budgets. The presence of combustible materials, the lack of effective security controls and unstable structural elements can make […]

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Should You Use Commercial Drones at Your Construction Site?

Should You Use Commercial Drones at Your Construction Site? Commercial drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have quickly become a pretty common sight on many construction sites in the United States – and for good reason. The benefits they can provide are vast – ranging from monitoring projects for employee safety reasons, surveying large sites, […]

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