Heavy construction equipment is extremely expensive to own, operate and maintain and the cost of ownership to contractors and subcontractors alike substantially increases during the winter months. These increased costs are due to a number of factors including additional start up procedures that must be observed, additional maintenance and decreased production.
Often during the winter months, it is necessary to use various techniques to facilitate
Working outdoors on a construction site during the winter can be a dangerous proposition for any construction worker, unless certain steps have been taken to protect the worker from the winter elements. While traditionally contractors have focused on the protection of materials during winter construction operations, there is now more focus on protecting the workers. Winter protection of workers is focused around proper clothing, proper nutrition and hydr
Residential contractors face many winter construction hazards throughout the coldest months of the year. Construction can’t simply come to an end just because the weather isn’t agreeable. We’ve put together the following list of winter construction hazards that affect project management to help you plan ahead for the winter months. Let’s look at some of those now.
Construction projects don’t always come to a halt just because of bad weather conditions; if that were the case, most of us would go hungry all winter. Winter is often brutally cold, especially this year with temperatures reaching sub-zero through most of the eastern U.S. The cold temperatures put general contractors at risk of frostbite if proper safety precautions are not taken. We’ve discovered that under many circumstances winter construction safety