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
Renting a mobile office trailer does not have to be a painful process. But for a first timer, understanding the process before you start can save valuable time and energy down the road. As you look to rent your first, or second, single-wide office trailer, here’s a look at the process that most reputable mobile office trailer providers will follow.
Gather Your Information
Here are a few things you’ll need to know before you request a quote. A good supplier will help you answer these questions if you don’t have the information handy.
- How long will you need the building?
- Where will the building be located?
- What will you be using the building for? For example, is it a sales office or a construction site office?
- What size building do you need?
- Do you need any special features or a specific floor plan?
- Do you need a restroom in your office? If so, do you have access to public water and sewer?
- Will your office trailer be accessible by the public? If so, you may be required to add ADA ramps for accessing the building.
- Do you need anchors for your office trailer? This will depend largely on location and intended use.
- Do you need anything else to make your building fully functional? This may include steps or ramps to enter the building, furniture and/or a portable toilet.
- Do you need insurance, or do you have your own? If you have your own, you’ll need to provide a Certificate of Insurance before your building is delivered.
- When does your building need to be ready to use?
Paying bills online has become the norm for individuals and businesses alike. To help customers transact quickly, ModSpace created a secure online bill payment system. Here are some of the real benefits of paying your bill online.
- Securely manage your account from anywhere, 24/7.
- Receive email alerts each month when your invoice is ready. Know what you owe the instant your statement is available rather than waiting on snail mail.
- View, download, email and print current and past invoices, anytime.
- Set up an account to make payments automatically. Pay your full invoice value or a predetermined maximum amount at any time. You have complete control of when and how much is paid.
- Make online payments via ACH or credit card. Hold onto your cash and say goodbye to checks.
- Go paperless.
Managing your accounts online as a consumer and a business is easy and effective. And, if you are not satisfied, you have the option to cancel or opt out at any time. Online bill pay is a helpful, time saving tool and the way of the future.
The recent cold snap has forced millions of people to seek shelter indoors, however, many workers must brave the sub-zero temps and the hazards that come with them. Cumulatively referred to as cold stress, the two primary concerns to watch for when the mercury dips are hypothermia and frostbite. Workers experiencing cold stress are also at heightened risk for other injuries in the workplace due to discomfort, reduced mental alertness, reduced muscle strength, joint stiffness and distraction. Here we’ll give you some tips for recognizing and treating cold stress conditions.
When to Watch for Cold Stress
Cold stress can occur at temperatures above freezing because wind, humidity and moisture all remove body heat. Cold typically affects the body’s extremities such as hands, feet and the face as these areas are the furthest away from the body’s core and have less circulation of blood, which keeps you warm. Susceptibility to cold varies from [Read more…] about Tips for Recognizing and Treating Cold Stress Conditions
Safety is the top concern for every construction firm. Besides the obvious impact on workers, construction accidents can have a devastating impact on customer relationships, your ability to bid and win jobs and, ultimately, your company’s bottom line.
As you approach your next project, here’s a list of high risk areas and some tips for developing a plan to avoid them.
10 Most Common OSHA Violations (As of 01/05/16)
- Fall Protection – 1926.501
- Hazard Communication – 1910.1200
- Scaffolding – 1926.451
- Respiratory Protection – 1910.134
- Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147
- Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178
- Ladders – 1926.1053
- Electrical, Wiring Methods – 1910.305
- Machine Guarding – 1910.212
- Electrical, General Requirements – 1910.303