This 1-minute video shows how simultaneous in-factory fabrication and site preparation allow modular construction to cut build times by up to 50%. Under the direction of the ModSpace Franchise and Retail Team, this project not only had an accelerated path to occupancy, but reduced material waste and comparatively less site disruption.
If you will be anchoring your mobile office or connecting to underground city services, don’t forget to call 811 to identify and mark buried underground services before your modular building is delivered. Read on to learn what you need to know before you dig.
811 is a free federal service used for locating and marking underground utilities. Start by getting the key site information and site contact info together. At least a few days before your delivery — sooner if possible — call 811, before you dig. Your call will be [Read more…] about How to Identify Underground Services Before You Dig
There can be many stressful factors when trying to meet deadlines in the workplace or on the jobsite. Working with your vendors shouldn’t be one of them. The right vendor can make your job easier and help your company succeed. The wrong one can cost you money, time and even customers. Nonetheless, there are several considerations in selecting suppliers of products and services. Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on to see our tips for recruiting best-in-class vendors.
Do Your Research
Investigate potential vendors to ensure they are a reputable company. Consider their work experience and the number of years they’ve been in business. This isn’t to say a newcomer can’t do the job just as well, but something [Read more…] about Tips for Recruiting Best-in-Class Vendors
The New Year is fast approaching and economists and construction firms alike are looking forward to see what kind of opportunities 2018 will hold. The 2018 Construction Industry Outlook by Dodge Data and Analytics released this morning predicts builders will see moderate growth at just 3 percent over the previous year for a total of $765 billion.
The AIA agrees. Data crunchers at the American Institute of Architects compiled 2018 forecasts from Dodge, IHS, Moody’s and ConstructConnect, to name a few. Together, the industry experts are in consensus that non-residential construction will expand between 3.5 and 4.8 percent, depending on the specific construction segment, in the next year.
While conservative, the promise of another year of growth is still a welcomed change versus the massive decline and resulting recessing a decade ago. The complete report from Dodge can be found here.
Construction site theft is a well-documented problem that’s not going away any time soon. Heavy equipment and valuable materials (i.e. the copper used in electrical wiring, pipes for plumbing and air conditioning coils) are in high demand while security at construction sites is often minimal. The combination makes construction sites prime targets for thieves. To help you minimize losses that cost both time and money, here are some simple tips for preventing construction site theft.
Make a Plan
Every construction project should have a security plan specifically designed for that site. Write it down and share it with key team members, subcontractors and clients. Next, identify equipment, materials and any other valuable [Read more…] about Tips for Preventing Construction Site Theft