The 14th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week April is this week, April 15th through 19th. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the week aims to raise awareness of work zone safety issues, for workers and motorists alike. The FHWA has a library of useful information regarding work zone safety. Below is a list of a few of the most common dangers and what you can do to prevent them.
Primary Work Zone Dangers
Confused or distracted motorists traveling in work areas (Most injuries and deaths in work zones are caused by rear-end collisions.)
Construction added 18,000 jobs last month, driving industry unemployment down to 14.7 percent according to the recently released Jobs Report. It was the 10th consecutive month of increases in construction jobs, and a three-year national high.
Analysts for the Associated General Contractors of America maintain a tempered optimism however, as strong growth in the residential and non-residential sectors is contrasted by flat or falling trends in public works construction. Officials noted that, for policy makers to benefit, they must focus on improving infrastructure for the entire construction industry.
Millions of previously uninsured Americans now receive healthcare benefits, creating an urgent need for new medical facilities. As healthcare administrators search for space solutions to improve patient care and profitability, here are some healthcare facilities that have already capitalized on the benefits of modular to see more patients sooner.
Hospital administrators and staff wanted to add a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility as an extension of the existing facility. And the hyperbaric chamber needed to accommodate 12 people, rather than the traditional one person.
This highly specialized modular facility started welcoming new patients in Continue reading →
Since opening late last year, the ModSpace refurb center in Elizabethtown, PA has been taking in our oldest mobile office trailers and turning out high-quality workspace. The E-town facility was recently featured in an article on LancasterOnline.com.
We completely refurbish them. When they go out the door, they look like a new, Plant Manager Randy Weaver told reporter Chad Umble.
The Final Four are heading to Georgia with thousands of screaming fans in tow. ModSpace is stepping up for The Big Dance with a fleet of mobile offices to support the surge of media and jam-packed calendar of special events around college basketball’s grand finale.
Click on the image below for an up-close look at ModSpace mobile offices in action.
As you prepare to get your next construction project off the ground, here are a few simple tips that may make getting started a little easier.
1. Get on the Same Page
Align yourself and your project with designers, architects, engineers and builders that share your vision. This may seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Working with people who understand your needs and want to bring them to fruition is a critical first step.
2. Look Past Price
In construction, like most everything, spending less usually means getting less. While a lower cost may be fit nicely into your budget, consider the implications of cost overruns, project delays and the opportunity cost Continue reading →
Rising enrollments, decreasing budgets and natural disasters have America’s schools facing difficult times. When it comes to adding new teaching space quickly and affordably, modular construction offers temporary and permanent solutions that get students back to class sooner, even on tight budgets.
Here are five reasons to look closely at modular learning space. Click the link in each one to see how schools can benefit from temporary and permanent modular construction.
1. Faster Permanent Buildings
The Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY needed four ADA-approved classrooms with restrooms for special needs children. The classrooms had to blend seamlessly with the existing facility. Innovative floorless modular construction Continue reading →