ModSpace has two financial protection plans to insure your project. The plans can be easily added to your lease and payment is included in your monthly bill. Our claims process is simple and does not involve your insurance company. [Read more…] about How to Insure Your Project: Financial Protection Programs from ModSpace
The Construction Exchange of Buffalo and Western New York, with assistance from ModSpace, held a Women in Construction Day for high school girls aspiring to work in technical fields. 40 young women from McKinley High School, located in Buffalo, NY, spent the day learning about the growing opportunities for women in the construction industry. ModSpace’s Caryn Ciotti was on hand to participate in the event.
“We kept the girls engaged with a game show format,” said Danielle Bickel, vice chair of Construction Exchange and outside sales rep for Upstate Rebar, a woman-owned business. “We played games called Musical PPE (like musical chairs but with personal protective equipment), Guess My Profession and Construction [Read more…] about Women in Construction Day Opens Minds and Doors to Careers in Technical Fields
As summer heats up, construction and manufacturing projects do too. However, summertime is also prime time for employees to take vacations. Juggling your busy season at work with scheduling conflicts can be challenging, so take a look at our tips for keeping projects on track during the summer vacation season.
Begin conversations with your team about upcoming projects and the busy summer season before Memorial Day. Allow for them to make vacation plans accordingly. Also, plan to work around your team’s schedules and have necessary employees on the job throughout the season to keep projects on track. [Read more…] about Tips for Keeping Projects on Track During the Summer Vacation Season
A crucial part of any job is to stay on, or under budget. Without proper research and planning, the spending can add up fast. To help keep your accounting team happy, here are a few ways to save money when renting an office trailer.
Before You Rent
Planning ahead can save you time and money when renting a mobile office. Some things to consider are:
- Lease local. Contact the nearest branch office when renting an office trailer to keep delivery charges down.
- Have a timeline. Accurately estimate the length of your lease, as best you can, as rates are lower for longer lease terms. Leasing month to month will be more expensive and should be avoided when possible.
- Research buildings. Familiarize yourself with the mobile offices available and order the best size and model for your project needs. Using ground-level units can save money. They don’t require blocking, leveling, anchoring or steps.
- Consider adding skirting to your trailer as it will save you money on heating costs in the winter and cooling in the summer.
- Plan ahead for the busy summer building season to make sure the mobile office you want is available when you need it. This can avoid you having to spend more on alternative plans.
- Be conscious of soft costs. Consider the money and time needed to source, assemble and return equipment from various suppliers. Choosing one provider can be a more cost-effective way to add furniture and other items to your lease, and will save you from cutting multiple checks and juggling multiple vendors.
- Properly calculate sanitation use. Forecast how many people will be using the bathroom in your office trailer on a daily basis. Otherwise you risk incurring expensive unplanned service calls.
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.
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Knowing first aid and CPR on a construction site can save lives. It’s also worth noting that promptly and correctly administering first aid can minimize short- and long-term impacts to the victim and your business in the form of lost time at work, OSHA recordable incidents and workers’ compensation insurance. Read on to find what we believe are 5 first aid procedures everyone on the jobsite should know.
First Look, Then Act
When things go wrong on the jobsite, many instinctively drop everything and run to help. On the surface that may seem like the best idea, but many times it ends with additional injuries. Before moving to help, stop and secure the area to prevent any further injuries and evaluate the situation for hazards that are present to ensure it is safe to help. If the injuries appear [Read more…] about 5 First Aid Procedures Everyone on the Jobsite Should Know