John Donne said, “No man is an island.” The same can be said for construction firms. Today’s general contractor requires a vast network of subcontractors and suppliers to deliver projects on time and within budget. But contracting with these vendors brings additional risk as GCs are ultimately accountable for all project operations, whether they’re performed by their own employees or vendors. This risk includes supply chain interruptions, safety violations, quality of work, project delays and licensing issues, just to name a few. Meanwhile, choosing the right vendor can ease some of the heavy lifting and accelerate projects at the same time. To help you in your search, here are [Read more…] about Tips for Choosing Construction Suppliers and Subcontractors You Can Trust
As temperatures dip and the winter weather sets in, spending a few minutes to make sure your office trailer is ready for winter can help avoid service outages and project delays. Watch this short video to learn what you need to do to get your office trailer ready for winter.
As the last quarter of 2018 draws near, the construction industry is already looking to the future hoping to determine what non-residential construction markets have the greatest growth potential in 2019. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) weighed in last month suggesting that the U.S. economy will see a modest 4 percent jump in construction spending, a slight decline versus the expected 4.5 percent this year.
Some segments are poised to grow faster than others. The top three construction sectors for growth in 2019 are:
3. Industrial – 4.9% (up from -0.1%)
2. Education – 5.2% (up from 4.0%)
1. Public Safety – 5.9% (down from 10.9%)
These segments at the bottom of the list stand to show little or no growth:
3. Amusement/Recreation – 2.8% (down from 4.0%)
2. Retail – 2.7% (down from 6.3%)
1. Religious – 0.0% (up from -4.1%)
See the AIA’s forecast here, then get started on your game plan for 2019.
Whether you need to keep construction equipment secure on a jobsite or store seasonal items for your retail business, portable storage container rentals can be placed almost anywhere, and they can hold a lot more than you might think. Check out the infographic below to find out just how much you can fit into a portable storage container rental.
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Summer is tough on air conditioners. Even in moderate climates, running your AC regularly means more wear and tear, especially in dusty areas like construction sites. Regular maintenance is your best bet for keeping things cool when the temps go up. Replacing the air filter is the easiest way to keep your mobile office trailer air conditioner operating at peak performance. Watch this short video to see how you can replace the air filter in your mobile office trailer in just a few minutes.
To help you streamline your setup process and make your project productive from day one, here’s a simple construction site equipment checklist to consider each time you win a new project.
This is a big one. Your office in the field let’s your project management team keep things safe, on track and on budget.
Additional items to consider include: [Read more…] about Construction Site Equipment Checklist