We are exposed to drones or aware of it in everyday life – from taking an aerial image to rescue services – in one or the other way. Today, drones have become one of the most versatile tools on the construction site too. Whether it is the making pre-design processes more efficient, speeding up data collection or the documentation before pouring concrete, drones are playing a major role in helping the construction professionals work better and more productively. Precisely, drones have become the aerial eye of the construction site.
Have you ever walked into a building and felt uncomfortable? We all have. Many times, we avoid places like that. Buildings can certainly make you feel relaxed and welcome or on guard and anxious. Some buildings, like embassies, data centers, and government buildings are built to withstand man-made or natural destruction.
Choosing the right construction software often turns out to be a tough challenge and as a matter of fact, many construction managers are not able to realize what they should look for in a particular software package. While, undoubtedly, the market offers a lot of advanced software solutions, cost still remains as a major constraint for most of the companies. If you are looking to invest in a software solution, you will definitely want to see the returns on your investment. You have to admit that buying a software solution means incurring an expense. This is the reason why you have to make sure that your expense brings you savings in the long run through process improvements. Efficiency is what construction companies look for and if a software solution can be used to boost operational efficiency, then the companies would surely want to invest in such types of solutions.
In today’s economic climate many construction companies are witnessing diminishing revenues and uncertain future. This has resulted in tightening of the budget and many initiatives, including investment for security measures. However, it must be remembered that significant safety improvement does not demand substantial investment and also, safe work environment increases productivity.
Buildings are constructed to stand the test of time. Contractors are not only responsible for providing a safe finished project but also a safe site throughout the construction process. These safety requirements can be achieved only through rigorous quality assurance measures over the course of a construction project. The construction quality control plan not only ensures building safety and conformance but saves your money and time. The plan is valuable in detecting flaws and also the quality of the products used. Here are some practical steps to evolve your construction quality control plan. Continue reading Practical Steps to evolve your construction quality control plan
The building owners dream of extensive renovations or remodeling when they buy a new shopping mall, a store or a home. However, the huge investment in purchasing the new building and the monthly mortgage payments make it difficult for the owners to facelift the building. In fact, there are many simple, cost-efficient and inexpensive ways remodel your building up-to-date without breaking the bank. We provide you with some ideas to remodel bigger projects without breaking the bank.
In the construction industry, scheduling in extremely important because it clearly says what might go right and what could go wrong. The schedule is often the blueprint that the owner receives from a contractor displaying his professionalism in planning and management. Several disruptions, delays, and productivity loss are caused due to the errors and mistakes in the schedule and plan of operations. In fact, a great deal of thought and attention-to-detail is required to create an accurate construction schedule. We provide you with some of the scheduling mistakes to watch out for in order to improve your company’s productivity and success. Continue reading Top 10 Scheduling mistakes contractors should avoid
Construction labor productivity interests practitioners and commercial general contractors because it greatly impacts on cost and time overrun. Inefficient management of construction resources can result in low productivity. To achieve the expected income from a construction project, it is important to have good management skills on productivity factors that contribute to the success of the project. Continue reading Top 7 Factors Affecting Labor Productivity Losses On A Construction Project
A construction project can be successfully accomplished only through an effective project management. Failure to carefully plan a construction project causes delays which further inevitably costs money and time. Although project disruptions may occur, an in-depth understanding of root cause can help both contractor and client minimize the delay and disruption. Therefore, detailed monitoring of the communication, progress, and collaboration among the team members and the stakeholders can help you avoid delays and handle unexpected problems.
Summer is often a busy time and the most profitable season for outdoor workers. But, outdoor construction sites seldom see ideal temperatures, especially during the hot season. Spending hours under sun can pose serious threat to your health. During hot summers, even seasoned professionals feel the effects of the heat. Whether it is a simple yard work or constructing a building, taking safety measures to beat the heat is very essential.
Here are five tips that will help you avoid heat-related injuries during summer work. Continue reading Do you work in the construction industry? Follow these five steps to stay safe onsite during summers