5 November 2020
For a lot of building jobs, soil compaction will prove to be one of the most vital stages of the project. If the soil is not properly compacted before work starts then the soil will not be stable enough to support whatever you build on top of it and your structure will eventually fail as the ground below it moves. When you want to compact soil and reduce the severity of future settlement, there are several options available to you including jumping jacks and vibratory plate compactors.
16 May 2019
The presence of moisture in compressed air can compromise the performance of your equipment. In addition, the vapour in air will cause the gradual wear of the compressor and the pneumatic machines attached to it. Therefore, if you have this piece of equipment in your commercial operations, you should plan on installing a refrigeration air dryer. As implied, this machine works by cooling the air flowing in the air compressor.
23 November 2018
When working in the steel fabrication industry, there are many things you need to be aware of when it comes to your safety. Wearing the right gear, lifting properly to avoid injury and steering clear of all heavy machinery that might hurt you are all important things to keep in mind to be as safe as possible at your workplace. Another area where you should make sure you take all necessary safety precautions is when there's a need for lifting the steel using machinery.
15 October 2018
When you begin to develop your seasonal storage options in a storage shed or garage, you may end up buying skids to help. Timber skids will help keep items off the ground and help with organization as well. If you have never purchased skids before, there are a few considerations you need to keep in mind. Here are three of those considerations and what you need to know about each one.
1 August 2018
An increasing number of contractors are taking on tiny home construction as a side business. This side business can offer challenges that allow you, as a contractor, to create new options for tiny home buyers. You can work with the spaces and offer different storage options, building options and ways to make the small space more comfortable for long-term living. One way to offer these options is by taking your ideas and sending them to a sheet metal fabrication service that offers prototyping.
27 April 2018
When choosing a patio door, you should consider swinging doors as they give you a beautiful view of the garden. Side-by-side PVC swing doors give you the option of partially or fully opening the door, depending on your needs at each time. When buying these doors, you have to make a choice between inswing and outswing doors. Inswing doors swing towards the interior of the house while outswing ones open towards the patio.
20 April 2018
If you're looking for a door and window seal material for a construction project, look no further than TPV Santoprene. Here are 3 reasons why it trumps the competition when it comes to building seals. It's Weather Resistant PVC may have long been a popular choice for door and window seals, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice. The biggest and most obvious drawback of PVC is that it struggles with weather resistance.
21 March 2018
There is a saying in the logistics industry that "Pallets move the world". As a warehouse facility manager, you have probably heard of the saying in your typical day-to-day operations. It is true because wooden pallets are considered as the basic building blocks of most business, and without them, the supply chain would be reduced to chaos. Putting this into perspective, it is undeniable that a warehouse would need hundreds of pallets to make shipments easy.
15 March 2018
The first job of your packaging is to protect your product and ensure it reaches the customer safely, but packaging also has a secondary job to actively encourage purchase through convenience or brand recognition. Should you choose custom packaging? In many cases a standard shape and size of box can be branded or used for your product but there are some occasions when custom made boxes are the best option. Custom packaging is especially useful when dealing with products such as wine which need careful protection before transportation.
20 February 2018
In today's complex business environment, construction and engineering contracts are often administered as turnkey projects. Turnkey project management assigns the responsibilities and risks inherent in any large project to a contractor or project manager, who oversees the project from its inception to completion, or the stage at which you simply "turn the key". COMMON ASPECTS OF A TURNKEY PROJECT Because turnkey projects are overseen by one manager from start to finish, they offer advantageous integration of disparate parts of the construction industry.