As rebuilding efforts commence in the wake of this summer’s storms, construction professionals seek ways to ensure that homes are safer and built to withstand major wind events. There are several techniques that will help to keep property and lives safe.
While no one likes working in crawl spaces, attics and other confined spaces, it is necessary to do on nearly every building site. Now the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules for safety in confined spaces. While these rules are designed to make the work environment safer, they will usher in major changes to the way construction workers do their jobs.
Knowing the climate zone your residential build will take place in will influence many of the decisions you will make as to construction methods and building materials. As energy conservation becomes a growing concern, building to your climate zone is an excellent way to ensure that you are providing your clients with the best options. Keep in mind that building and energy codes are the minimum standard.
Construction professionals with experience may be finding the new home-building landscape challenging. Innovation and sustainability can be achieved with relatively little disruption to the way you build, using those tried and tested methods that you know work.
Using expansion joints allows your flooring and sub-flooring to expand without affecting the look and feel of your floors.
We all know how invaluable a recommendation from a trusted friend is in finding new work for constructions companies. In fact, many companies rely on word-of-mouth to get ongoing business. By the same token, a bad review or unhappy customer can really do a lot of damage, especially now that social media allows both positive and negative reviews to reach a much wider audience and pop up every time someone searches your company name.
Ever noticed the little black diamonds or triangles on your tape measure?