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
In consideration of the countries below normal temperatures this week, we wanted to educate our readers on the issue of winter building. Winter climate causes several safety challenges on construction projects.
While desiccation and overheating decrease during the winter period, the dangers that workers face during this cold periods are potentially more dangerous, and the hazards are definitely more severe. Some of the more common examples include a si
Considering most of the country is a frozen tundra this week, we thought it would be appropriate to brush on the topic of winter construction. Working in the winter is one of the most challenging things about the job. Things go wrong, jobs take longer, but unfortunately the work must go on!
Winter is the most challenging of the seasons, not least because of the dangers that cold weather can bring to people. Since construction sites demand for carefulness e
When doing construction in the winter, there are some things you should know to help make the process smoother and safer. As you know, the winter weather is not always friendly to construction. You will need to consider the fact that there will be delays and there could be unexpected challenges. Minimizing construction time during winter is always the best way to avoid issues but sometimes you just have no choice and work needs to be done in the winter season.