22Feb

A Quick Look at the Advantages of Cellulose Insulation



When you're considering insulating either a new structure or upgrading the insulation in an older structure, have you really considered all of your options? Though it's fairly easy to go with what you've already used in the past, you may find that other options provide you with better outcomes overall. In this post, we'll give you a brief overview of cellulose insulation and some of the many benefits you can discover for it in your projects.

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18Feb

Leica Geosystems 3D Disto Tool - Measure Once, Cut Once



As our world's rate of progress continues to speed up, we're seeing more and more technology entering the construction industry every day. From drones that help with security and provide more accurate measurements of the finished building to tool batteries that lock if they leave the job site and 3D visualization for safety training, technology is quickly becoming a way of life for construction. Lecia Geosystems is upping the ante by changing the construction worker's saying of "measure twice, cut once," by providing unparalleled accuracy with their 3D Disto tool. But what can this new tool bring to your job site and worker efficiency? We thought you'd never ask.

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17Feb

2017 OSHA Safety Regulation Changes - What You Need to Know



It's 2017 - do you know how your safety regulations are changing? There are a few changes to the overall OSHA safety regulations that need to be addressed both in terms of crew safety training and the tools used to keep your crew safe. We've summarized these changes below to give you a general overview of those changes, but you'll still want to make sure you clearly understand what the new regulations are and what they mean to how your crew works. Here's the basics of what you need to know.

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18Jan

Which Wood Works When? Differences in Pressure and Untreated Lumber



When you're working on a construction project, the type of lumber you use can make all the difference between an exceptional outcome and a failure that doesn't work well for your situation. How do you ensure you're getting the right lumber for your project? Our quick-start guide will give you the basics on the differences between pressure treated, untreated rot-resistant and untreated softwood lumber and the characteristics that may make it a good fit or a bad choice for your project. Let's get started.

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5Jan

Cool Runnings: Winterizing Your Construction Truck for Safety and Work



When you work in construction, your truck is just as essential a part of your business as your tools, suppliers and customers. When your truck is running reliably, it's easy to take this vital asset to your daily life for granted. Winter can throw a lot at your truck: cold temperatures sap your battery power, slick roads make it difficult to maintain control, deep snow or slush makes it tough to get traction, while frost heaves wreaks havoc on your suspension and salt eats away at the frame and body. How do you stay ahead of it all? Here are some tips to get your vehicle ready for everything winter can throw at it.

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4Jan

How to Best Use Heaters to Keep Your Crew Warm This Winter



Baby, it's cold outside - and that means you need to worry about how well your crew is doing during the coldest part of the year. Frostbite can quickly cause debilitating health problems and the extra bulk of winter gear making your crew more clumsy and prone to accidents. Among the other tools and techniques that you can put into play is using heaters to keep your crew comfortable as they work. Here are some ways to best deploy heaters this winter so your crew can keep on going through the worst of the cold.

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3Jan

Cool as Ice: Check Out These Absolutely Amazing Ice Fishing Shacks



When it comes to outdoor living in the northeast, ice fishing is practically a rite of passage. Once you've become hooked on the hobby, sitting on the ice in the wind becomes less a necessity and more of a pain - or lack thereof, as the cold numbs your extremities. Fortunately, some enterprising individual invented the ice fishing shack, otherwise known as an ice shack, ice house, ice shanty and any number of other monikers. But that inventor could never have seen the lengths some enthusiasts have gone to over the years to develop ice houses that go above and beyond, providing the ultimate in luxury, technology and high living on the ice. Here's a quick look at the best shacks on the ice.

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22Dec

What's Peer to Peer Equipment Rental and How Does It Help You?



When you're in construction and you need a specific piece of equipment, you usually have just a few options available to get the job done. You can rent the equipment, and then have to deal with the rental's shortcomings that have developed from abuse by other renters. You can buy the equipment, and have to lay out a large chunk of change or arrange financing. You can lease the equipment and be a nervous wreck that every time it's going to be used, something will happen that will cause problems with the lease. But there's a new option that has come into the playing field recently, called peer to peer equipment rental. What is it and what can it do for your business? Read on for more details.

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22Dec

Spray Foam Insulation vs. Traditional Insulation - Which is better?



When you need to get an insulation job done, it's easy to turn to the same materials you've always used. But is the same old thing always the right choice for the job? Spray foam insulation has been around for several decades, but is often passed by for batting or blown-in insulation. But when you need specific issues addressed in a project, spray foam can often be the better choice. How do you know which one will be the best choice for your next project? Here is some information to help get you started.

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12Dec

Jobs on the Rise: Construction Employment Trends Point to Improvement



When the construction industry is going strong, it's easy to forget about the tough times that can happen when construction is down. But how is the market doing right now? Current numbers show that the industry is on the rise. How do current trends point to improvement in the industry and how will that affect your business planning for the upcoming year? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you go through the planning process.

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