24Mar

How to Get the Best from your Project's Building Wrap System



Not that long ago, the idea of building wrap was practically unheard of, with 15# roofing felt taking its place. But with the continued focus on energy efficiency and building envelope improvement, specialty products have been developed that has taken this thin layer of paper to a high degree of engineering and science. When you need to get the best performance from your project's building envelope, do you know what building wrap will deliver? What works well for one project may not be the best bet for another. Here's a quick look at building wrap and how you can select and install the best weather proofing building wrap for your project.

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9Mar

Mud season is coming - Entryway flooring options



Mud season is coming - is your home's entryway ready? Entryway and mud room flooring options can mean all the difference between an easy cleanup after a rainy day and ruining your flooring. But what are the best possible options for your home's entryway that can look attractive, be durable and make for easy cleaning? Here are some great options to consider.

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8Mar

Don't Let Bad Weather Stop You: Construction in Adverse Conditions



The New England states are well known for their extreme winters, while climate change is leading to some record-breaking summers. How do you keep your crew working during these extremes? By pre-planning your work and using creative problems solving, you can get a lot done in even the most demanding of conditions. Here are some tips to keep in mind when planning a job in poor weather or environmental conditions.

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2Mar

Lock Down: Keeping Your Equipment Safe with Better Work Site Security



We've all heard horror stories about job site equipment theft. How do you better secure your work site to ensure your equipment is still where you left it in the morning? Here are some tips to help you get started:

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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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