As rebuilding efforts commence in the wake of this summer’s storms, construction professionals seek ways to ensure that homes are safer and built to withstand major wind events. There are several techniques that will help to keep property and lives safe.
Stringent new building codes require improved efficiency of building envelopes through better insulation. While more expensive insulation methods, like spray foam, may have greater R-values, it is possible to meet the required high R-values using less expensive fibreglass or cellulose insulation with a raised heel truss.
As the seasons change, it’s time to give your heating system a once-over to avoid any mid-winter freezes from dysfunctional furnaces. Regular maintenance of your ducting and furnace can reduce energy costs, and improve the efficiency and longevity of your furnace.
While post-pandemic supply-chain issues have eased, the ongoing labor shortage still poses a challenge to overcoming the housing shortage.
Whether you are new to the construction industry or a seasoned pro, asking the right questions at your job interview will ensure that you find a construction firm that is a good fit for your skills, has your best interests at heart and operates according to standard safety procedures.
The National Emphasis Program is set to prevent injuries and fatalities related to summer heat. Heat exposure is an increasingly dangerous jobsite hazard which killed 344 workers between 2011-2019 with 42% (144) of those workers in the construction field. OSHA will increase its inspections of jobsites when heat warnings or advisories are issued by the …