Construction safety and health standards

Written by Lyle Charles The problem with the construction industry is that you are faced with a very strict deadline that you have to meet. In most cases, construction projects are evidenced by a contract or memorandum of agreement wherein any delay in construction beyond the stipulated completion date would result in liquidated damages. In other words, apart from construction delay claims, you would also have to pay damages stipulated in the penal clause. So how does one strike a balance between construction safety and health standards while at the same time ensuring that no delays occur? The answer, actually, is quite simple. You just need to have proper skills and training instilled in all your employees to ensure that they are always aware and vigilant of...

How to deal with construction projects and claims management

Written by Lyle Charles Construction projects can have two outcomes. The first is a smooth-sailing project that gets completed according to schedule. The second is a delayed project that may very well be over budget and with a potential breach of contract making either one of the parties liable. To make sure that your interests are protected and that all possible problem areas are covered, construction consultingis a very important and indispensable step when it comes to having a construction project whether it be for building a house or a building. With that said, a construction project must always be based on a sound and fair contract with all the terms and conditions that tackles the construction period, mode of payment, the amount of liquidated damages or a...

Government Regulations in Construction

Written by Lyle Charles There really aren’t any businesses left that aren’t affected by the long arm of the government in some form or another. Regulations continue to grow each year, meaning even if you’ve become accustomed to the ones affecting your particular business, you can still fall victim to new ones, either by way of more taxes or violating a law by accident. So it’s important that a considerable amount of your business’ resources are spent focused on the role of government and how their regulations affect your operation. Look at it as an investment If your company or a current build violates any regulations, you could lose more than just a lot of money. It might also affect consumer confidence. Your business may lose the customer you were...

Address Health Concerns in the Home

“There’s no place like home” as the saying goes and most of us would certainly agree. Home is where you can kick back and relax after a long day and let your worries melt away. Unfortunately, there are often health concerns waiting for us there too. Without addressing these concerns, we can be damaging our own health at the one place we should feel safest. Your home’s furnace is a modern marvel that keeps us comfortable all throughout the year. But many of us don’t realize that our filter operates by sucking up air before heating it up and pumping it out. This might not surprise you, but think of the ramifications involved. Unclean air that gets spread throughout the home can cause real problems. The same thing can happen when you turn your air...

Fresh Air All Year Round

Your home is your sanctuary. Whether coming from a hectic day at work or from a long day out on the golf course, nothing will beat the warmth and coziness of your home. As you take of your shoes and lay in the soft, plush sofa in the middle of your entertainment room, you expect to have nothing but the best experience to end your day. However, did you ever think that you are surrounded by millions of tiny intruders as you relax and end your day? We didn’t think so, so this time around, be ready for them by equipping your home with a quality electrostatic furnace filter and cut them at the source, making sure that you are surrounded only by the cleanest, purest air possible. By changing out to an electrostatic furnace filter not only do you cut down on...

Change Your Filter; Save Thousands of Dollars

Changing your furnace and air-conditioner filters can potentially save you thousands of dollars in cleaning, repair and healthcare costs. A dirty filter means that the clogged dirt blocks proper airflow from your furnace or air-conditioner to your air vents. This causes the fans to run doubly hard which increases wear and tear and the likelihood of having to get it repaired as well as your electricity costs since the fans are being driven harder. Also, since a clogged filter already has so much dust and pollutants stuck to it, the air that goes into your home is dirty and may contain airborne diseases. This is probably one of the main reasons for indoor dust allergies as well as the easy spread of coughs, colds and the flu. All of these will go away simply by...

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