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The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

More often than not, construction insurance is necessary for each construction project. This kind of insurance typically offers coverage for natural disasters, risks, material, employees, as well as your company. Here are some of the most common insurances for the construction industry. Contractor Liability Insurance Coverage For protection against injuries, property damage, and accidents suffered on the job, there is a need for a good contractor liability insurance coverage. Also, workers in the construction industry can accidentally damage property by mishandling materials and tools, or...

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Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for building. Already, construction companies and tradespeople are finding ways to stay ahead of the pack. See what others are doing to improve construction and building in 2018. 1. Build Modular One of the newest trends in construction is the building of modular dwellings, units, and other fabricated parts. Building on one location before delivery allows for greater environmental and waste control. It can also help limit liability by increasing control over access to the construction site, tools, and materials. The tiny home movement, modular mid- and...

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Build Faster with Construction Tips from the Pros

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Build Faster with Construction Tips from the Pros

Builders spend a lifetime perfecting their craft. Fortunately, some are willing to share some of their best tips and tricks. Here’s a quick rundown of several inside tips from the pros. Laying the Groundwork Installing flooring can be challenging depending on the materials and surface. Taking time to ensure a level floor will improve the finished product. Installing an effective subfloor can help with creating a level surface, yet the glue can be messy and difficult to work with. To install subflooring without the mess, gently lower subfloor with a garden digging tool. Applying pressure to...

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Improve Construction Workforce Management to Reduce Risk

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Improve Construction Workforce Management to Reduce Risk

  In construction, efficiency matters. Companies that want the most from a project have to balance resources and deadlines to be effective. On the flip side, companies that struggle may create unsafe environments. Increased pressure on workers can lead to an increase in job site risks and an increase in insurance premiums. Improve productivity and reduce insurance rates by employing effective construction site management. Finding the right people and granting them the tools for success will help reduce risk, leading to savings across the board. Here are four ways to help construction...

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It’s Time to Get Tailored Construction Insurance

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on It’s Time to Get Tailored Construction Insurance

In the construction industry risk is inherent. Those able to assess and mitigate risk increase their chances for success. On the job site safety is an attitude. The right methods, equipment, and crew can help keep sites and people safe. For those behind the scenes, the risks are met with comprehensive construction insurance protection. Construction projects take all shapes and forms. Protection tailored for each project will offer maximum coverage for the best rates, helping improve the bottom line. Projects large and small tend to include third-party contractors for some portion of...

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The Silica Standard Fully Enforced

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on The Silica Standard Fully Enforced

Construction builders will want to hear this: OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs is getting serious about the silica standard. In a recent memo, acting director Patrick J. Kapust says that as of October 2017, OSHA is going to enforce all the provisions of the silica standard. This can be challenging for some companies, as compliance and insurance costs can change. The new standard creates guidelines for construction companies. Under the OSHA standard, exposure limits of 50 µg/m3 and an action level of 25 µg/m3 are the maximum allowable in an eight-hour period. This standard has been...

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