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Termites And New Construction-Keep Pests Out From Day One

When you are building a house, there are several things that you want to be sure of. Of course you are looking to be sure that the plans are being followed, and that you are using as little energy and money as possible. You want to be sure that the house will be exactly what you are looking for in the end, but you also want to be sure that it is done correctly. What you might not be thinking about is something that you should be - and that is the idea of termites in your new construction. Many people believe that termites belong to older houses and older construction sites, and are therefore not important to think about. However, if you don't pay attention to termites and your new construction, you will find that you will end up being sorry in the end. This is because the best thing that you can do to make sure you never have to worry about termites is to protect your house from the moment that you are building it. There are several ways that you can do this, and you must be sure that you do them all. First of all, you have to inspect the wood careful to make sure it is of good quality, has no termites, and is not too porous. Then, you have to be extra careful about where and how you store your wood during your construction. Finally, you have to take all of the precautions that you can to keep termites out while you are building and after you are done. The first thing that you have to think about is the wood. You want to make sure that you [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|construction|0 Comments

Finding Construction Jobs in Fields Other Than New Construction

If you are considering a career in construction you may want to think twice construction jobs are in very short supply. The unemployment for construction related jobs is very high and many of this jobs have gone down in value, because many of these jobs were and are going to undocumented workers. If you still want to pursue a career in the construction industry, you should consider formal training at a trade school and preferably in a trade that requires substantial time to learn. Some skills are in demand regardless of the state of the economy for example, air condition, heating and plumbing are not dependent on new construction. These are construction jobs, but they are also service jobs. A couple of years of training in air conditioning and heating is often enough to start a new job with an air conditioning and heating company. The time spent in these programs also means, that you take a break from a weak economy and when you are done will come back ready to work in a better economic climate. Two year programs are not necessary, but programs that necessarily require two years of training are likely to pay off in the long run. The harder it is to enter a particular trade or profession, the less likely the demand for these positions will be met. Associations and unions after make it more difficult for new people to enter their particular field and set up high standards that will in fact improve the quality of the services, but also increase the cost of entry and the cost to consumers. This in turn benefits those who can stick it out and those that are in the profession. If [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|construction skills|0 Comments

Why are Safety Products important for the workplace?

Employee safety is paramount in any working environment, and it is the first priority for owners of a company to ensure that safety measures are complied with and they are being followed at every level. Most accidents in the workplace tend to happen due to negligence and improper safety equipment. This is why it is essential for any industry to utilise safety products in order to prevent accidents from occurring. There seems to be a lack of knowledge when it comes to knowing what safety products are actually available on the market, and this can result in hazardous consequences that could have been prevented if indeed the correct prevention has been in place. The utilisation of safety products is essential for any company; in order to may sure they comply with current health and safety regulations. This not only protects employers, but makes sure that employees and patrons alike are safe in the workplace. Safety products can vary greatly in terms of what you might actually need or require for a specific environment. This can range from simple cable protectors, for instance, which are perfect for keeping electrical wires neat and tidy. Many cable protectors now have a simple and safe snap mechanism which allows for easy installation. They are also constructed to have low fume emissions, which creates less of a hazard to health in the event of a fire. When you think of safety within companies and industrial environments, you might forget simple solutions like knuckle guards. These are great for nurseries and surrounding areas in which children are present like doctor’s surgeries and other such areas. Knuckle guards can literally be fitted within minutes and will attach to almost any type of [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financing Your New Building-Considerations

It is prudent to determine in the early stages of your new buiding purchase what your total exposure is prior to making any commitments, whether purchasing land for new construction of a building or purchasing an existing building and making changes to suit your business operation, here’s why; Based on what I have recently observed, the banks have the money and want to lend, but the appraisers are running scared, rightfully so. Their fear is a result of the highly leveraged lending zeal of this most recent financial debacle! Appraisals are coming in at about 2/3 actual cost and the banks are willing to lend in some cases up to 90% of appraised value, in essence lending 60% of actual cost and asking the Owner to put up 40% cash. I have seen more construction projects die on the vine because the required equity. These high contributions by our prospective clients would cripple their operating cash and put their business in jeopardy. So they are leasing existing space or making do with what they have right now. Interestingly many industries are reporting record profits and maximum production, but are skeptical as to whether this can continue. Comparative building sales analyses in many cases are using existing buildings that are over 20 years old without consideration for depreciation of building systems and building envelope, and disregarding necessary upgrade costs to comply with today’s storm water management and building code requirements which add significant expenditures to enable the occupancy of the buildings on the market. The income approach analysis is taking regional base rental rates and not factoring in the amortization of tenant improvements over the period of the lease therefore not using a realistic rental rate [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep Your Eyes Open To Avoid Construction Accidents

From time to time a foot slips using a step ladder, or perhaps a machine breaks or cracks. Packing containers could drop coming from a ledge on the worker’s head. You could slip on a wet floor. The good news is, almost all the accidents that occur each day in a construction spot are typically of no concern. Having said that, personal injuries as well as the loss of life could very well occur from reasonably routine activities. Construction work is in most cases really satisfying. Construction workers make very good money, and also, they obtain excellent benefits. Construction sites could be considered one of the greatest places to work. Nonetheless, hazardous materials may easily contaminate the surroundings around you, and heavy loads are constantly being moved around. The potential danger to be involved in a construction accident is great considering the fact that there are many risks at construction sites. The construction field often rates as being the most hazardous work place for deaths among all jobs. In a normal calendar year, as many as 1 in 10 employees is going to be seriously injured and 2,000 men and women injured in construction accidents. Risk professionals have long recognized that among the fundamentals for maintaining people from turning into victims of any serious construction accident is to make certain that the high-risk areas are marked as noticeable as they can be. The construction industry cautions workers about active and inactive construction sites which can be susceptible to injuries due to hefty equipment, scaffolding, uncovered electric cables, as well as other situations which are obviously risky. Should a person include irresponsible execution of basic safety rules or wrong training of workers to the mix, you’ve [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments