Construction and Engineering

The Best Time to Buy a New HVAC Unit

The Best Time to Buy a New HVAC Unit

Do you want to buy a new heating or cooling appliance? These purchases can be expensive, so it’s beneficial to look for opportunities to save money. You may think that you have to purchase replacements at full price, but you can actually capitalize on different sales periods. As a result, you’ll keep more money in your pocket. Take a look at the best times to buy new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units.

Caring for Mental Health in Construction Must Continue Post-Pandemic

Caring for Mental Health in Construction Must Continue Post-Pandemic

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has had, and is going to have huge mental health implications on the nation, and figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in July showed that the number of people in the UK affected by depression has risen from one in ten to one in five since the same time last year. As the construction industry has historically had higher-than-average rates of suicide and negative mental health, it’s crucial that we all work together in order to look after our construction workforce, especially as the second wave begins to emerge, so says executive chairman of Pagabo, Gerard Toplass.

5 Strategies for Improving Construction Client Relationships

5 Strategies for Improving Construction Client Relationships

Professional builders have a bad rap for not communicating effectively. In 2018, miscommunication and poor project data were responsible for nearly half of all rework in the U.S, costing the construction industry roughly $31 billion. While part of the problem may be poor communication between workers, a lack of connection between contractors and their clients may be to blame as well.

Must-Ask Questions for Your Contractor

Must-Ask Questions for Your Contractor

When you’re looking to hire a contractor, you may not even know exactly what to ask them to ensure you’re hiring someone who’s right for you and the job you’re doing. There are numerous contractors and businesses out there, all with their own specialties and histories. Regardless of the space you are looking to renovate, finish off or add to, there are a few questions you should ask your contractor to get a feel for how they’ll fit within the job.

What are the Benefits of Work Shorts on the Construction Site?

What are the Benefits of Work Shorts on the Construction Site?

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all construction site, there are no one-size-fits-all construction uniforms. Of course, PPE and hazard protections should be taken into account, but how important is it to be able to wear work shorts on the construction site? Considering the different categories of work shorts for men and some tips on how to choose the best fit, here is why you should think about work shorts on your next construction job.

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.

We Need Your Help In The Fight Against Covid-19

We Need Your Help In The Fight Against Covid-19

While the Government is mobilising resources, there are significant shortages for frontline staff in the NHS, GP practices and social care sectors. Cantillon and DeGroup are therefore encouraging the demolition and wider construction sector to retain a base stock of PPE, and make the rest available to those frontline services who need it far more at this time. You have the ability to save lives by doing so, no donation is too small!

HHIC Issue Advice To Heating Engineers On Working During COVD-19 Crisis

HHIC Issue Advice To Heating Engineers On Working During COVD-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the lives of us all. The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It cannot simply cease to operate. Therefore, the heating industry has identified a number of actions that frontline engineers- who are currently still operating – can take to help protect themselves and their customers during the COVD-19 outbreak.