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TIPS FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Source: ProEst, an Autodesk Company

Construction projects involve many tasks, large teams, and lengthy concurrent timelines that make it challenging to stay on top of things. Staying on top of finances, paperwork, deadlines, and job duties can be very overwhelming at times. Here are share several tips that will help make your construction project viable and run as smoothly as possible.

WATERPROOFING

Waterproofing is the best way to protect a building from damages through changing seasons. It is a barrier against moisture and effectively prevents the formation of molds in the interiors. The contractor should provide for basement waterproofing to prevent water from leaking. Another tip is using polyurethane sealant between tiles so that water does not seep through the flooring.

GREEN OPPORTUNITIES

You don’t need to be a hobbit to exploit green opportunities, but all projects can benefit from such opportunities. You can take advantage of ways to reduce water consumption and energy in your building. In residential buildings, you can use low-flow water fixtures to collect roof water. Reducing the energy consumption of a building gives a quicker return on investment.

REUSING CONCRETE SLABS

Concrete slabs do not need to be disposed of after use in an old structure. Depending on the material, size, and shape, the slabs can be reused in new projects. Old construction materials are cheaper, and they significantly reduce the amount of solid waste. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and a money-saving technique.

DRUG TESTING IN CONSTRUCTION

Drug testing is not about catching drug abusers, but it is a way of maintaining a safe work environment. Unfortunately, construction workers have numerous drug and substance abuse cases, which substantially increases construction risks. Drug testing programs improve safety in construction sites. On average, construction companies with drug testing programs have 51% lesser incidents compared to their counterparts.

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