Construction and Engineering

What Are the Phases of Post-Construction Cleaning

What Are the Phases of Post-Construction Cleaning

Construction zones are notorious for being dirty, which is why many homeowners stay somewhere when their property is undergoing renovations. If the workers cleaned while they worked, the contract timeline would double. Instead, workers plan a post-construction cleaning. Understanding what to expect can help builders better prepare and coordinate throughout the construction timeline. Keep reading to discover the three phases of post-construction cleaning.

Why You Should Remove Your Oil Tank Before It Becomes a Problem

Why You Should Remove Your Oil Tank Before It Becomes a Problem

Large underground tanks for the storage of oil were common during the 40s and the 50s. The oil inside these tanks was used as fuel for heating homes in places with extreme temperature conditions. Even the most robust of these tanks need to be replaced after they have completed their useful lives. Most of these tanks have a lifespan of 25 years. If you are selling your property and it has an underground oil tank, you need to get it removed otherwise your house may not sell at all. Most of the instances of oil tank removal take place during the same process of homes. There are many other reasons why you should remove your oil tank before it becomes a problem. Let us have a close look at all these reasons.

De-risking post-Brexit supply chains

De-risking post-Brexit supply chains

Almost two thirds of the products and materials used by the UK construction sector are imported from the European Union and this territory also accounts for around eight percent of its workforce. Concern is growing that despite the recently agreed UK/EU trade deal, friction at borders, new paperwork and additional compliance costs could impact project outcomes, leading to delays and cost overruns. So, what can project managers do to mitigate against Brexit-related risks within their supply chains?

International Women’s Day 2021: Leading consultancy providing opportunities for female engineers of tomorrow

International Women’s Day 2021: Leading consultancy providing opportunities for female engineers of tomorrow

ACCORDING to statistics published by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), a mere 12.37% of all engineers in the UK are female. While it’s no secret that engineering has historically been a male-dominated industry, leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dice is challenging the stereotype and providing opportunities to encourage more women to enter the profession.

5 Benefits of DIY Home Design And Build

5 Benefits of DIY Home Design And Build

There are a lot of decisions that need to be made when you decide to either build a new house or do renovations to your current one. Things like materials and logistics might be some of them. However, another big decision is whether you’ll hire someone to design your home, build it, or simply do it yourself. Depending on your lifestyle, one may suit you more than the other. You may also want to learn how to build a house yourself. There are many benefits to doing it yourself and at the end of the process, you may feel more pride in your house because you know it was all you.

Top Questions You Need to Ask Your Solar Company Before the Installation

Top Questions You Need to Ask Your Solar Company Before the Installation

Investing in solar panels for your home can be an exciting time, but it can also be a daunting time, especially if this is one of the first eco-energy renewal projects that you have undertaken, however, fear not. Lots of happy customers have had solar panel systems successfully installed and have come out a lot better off financially for it, so what questions do you need to be asking. Knowledge is power and the more aware you are with regards to harnessing solar power the better position you will be in.

How to Easily Improve Your House Roof

How to Easily Improve Your House Roof

The roof of your house is the first line of defense you have against the elements and any other threat from above you. The importance of the roof to the safety and health of your family cannot be understated.
Therefore, you need to take as good care of your roof as possible. There are times that only roof repair will be required but in other cases, a replacement will be necessary.

How to Easily Check Your Water at Home

How to Easily Check Your Water at Home

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been nesting in your homestead for years, it is important to check on the quality of the water. While the water quality in your community is perhaps fine, there are other factors affecting the quality of the drinking water in your home. Maybe the pipes are a bit too old, or something is wrong with the thermostat, thus affecting the quality of the hot water. In all cases, an inspection, perhaps every year, is important to undertake. The following are a few ways to help you easily check the water quality in your home and ensure its safety.

How Structural Engineering Can Help Home Extensions

How Structural Engineering Can Help Home Extensions

Structural Engineering is a very important part of civil engineering. It deals with the creative aspect of civil construction. This branch of engineering mainly uses mathematical tools, computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and other structural materials to build and design buildings and bridges. The aim of structural engineering is to create reliable and sustainable structures that can last for a long time. In other words, it aims to make structures that can bear the load intended for it. For more information you can visit Structures Made Easy

A Guide to Home Repairs in 2021

A Guide to Home Repairs in 2021

It is safe to say that we have spent more time at home in the last year than ever. Our homes have become our safe havens in more ways than one and provided a place to laugh, cry, and have fun while stuck indoors. However, while spending time at home for some is a really exciting and enjoyable prospect, the same can’t be said for the items in our house that are being used more than ever! It is crucial to ensure that you are keeping on top of any necessary repairs and servicing, even in unprecedented times like the present. If you are uncertain what home repairs may need some attention, read on for more! Below is a helpful guide of home repairs that might need consideration in the coming weeks, all of which are in line with current COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Common Septic Tank Issues During Winter and How to Deal With Them

Common Septic Tank Issues During Winter and How to Deal With Them

As much as everyone is excited about the winter season, we can’t deny the fact that this frosty weather can also cause significant trouble for others. For one situation, winter’s cold temperatures pose a real threat to either residential or commercial septic systems. During this cold season, several issues may arise and can impair the water treatment. From the freezing ground down to the freezing pipes and tanks, all of these can cause major damage to septic systems.

Leading Specialists in Disaster Restoration Management – Texas

Leading Specialists in Disaster Restoration Management – Texas

Nature is incredibly powerful and deeply inspiring for some people. However, that power can very quickly turn and become an unmitigated and highly dangerous threat to people’s way of life. With climate change and global warming leading to a vast increase in the number of natural disasters happening all over the world, there is an increasing need for humanity to both solve these issues, but also be prepared for restoration in the aftermath. That is where Standpoint Total Restoration Management comes into the picture. Find out more about the work this Texas-based firm does, and how it rebuilds lives when it can seem that all hope is lost.

Asbestos: Top 3 Most Common Hazards and How to Prevent Exposure in the Workplace

Asbestos: Top 3 Most Common Hazards and How to Prevent Exposure in the Workplace

Although asbestos can severely damage our lungs if inhaled, it was a common substance used between the 1950s–80s due to the many structural advantages it gave. The use of asbestos has now been banned, however it is still present in many older structures that exist today. With this said, we discuss the top three hazards that are commonly associated with asbestos and how to prevent exposure to them.

Three Ways to Effectively Plan Your Safety Budget

Three Ways to Effectively Plan Your Safety Budget

When assessing budget and putting together a financial plan in the construction sector, the aspect of safety can very often take a back seat. While it’s easy to neglect this area and focus on other concerns such as equipment and marketing, safety is one area that no business can afford to skimp on. It’s vital to give a good amount of attention to your safety budget, so to help you put an effective plan together, consider these three strategies.

Eco-Friendly and Green Building Materials for Construction

Eco-Friendly and Green Building Materials for Construction

The construction industry traditionally used supplies that were not environmentally conscious, but that’s all changed. Now people use these eco-friendly and green building materials for construction in many different sectors, whether it be for specific residential projects or commercial remodeling plans. They won’t strain the planet’s natural resources to produce the same high-quality projects.