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DID SPRING HAIL DAMAGE YOUR HVAC EQUIPMENT?

DID SPRING HAIL DAMAGE YOUR HVAC EQUIPMENT?

Colorado is known for its severe spring and summer storms, and they typically include large hailstones. Hail forms when updrafts in thunderstorms pull rain up into frigid areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into ice pellets. When the storm can no longer support the weight of the hailstones or the updraft weakens, the hail […]

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need to stay warm […]

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Major Roles on a Construction Project

Major Roles on a Construction Project

Large-scale construction requires collaboration across numerous disciplines. It’s rare to find a contractor who has the capability to perform multiple trades in-house. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. From project conception to completion, construction teams must consider zoning, scheduling, budgeting, bidding, safety, transportation of materials, logistics and much more. Trade-Specific […]

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What Defines a Special Project in the Mechanical Industry?

What Defines a Special Project in the Mechanical Industry?

Whether a project is large or small, there is always a skilled team building and installing the systems that make facilities safe, efficient and dependable. Today, many general contractors and subcontractors have a special projects team dedicated to projects that have a fast schedule or a sensitive working environment. All contractors define their special projects […]

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New Building Standards Keep your Medical Facilities in Good Health

New Building Standards Keep your Medical Facilities in Good Health

Hospital construction requires perfection from conception to completion.  To ensure safety, healthcare building design is governed by codes, standards and regulations. The most recent change in healthcare building standards was to the NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. This code establishes criteria for healthcare systems or services based on the risk to the staff, patients […]

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SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

Green building initiatives, including LEED for healthcare v4, and new patient care models have impacted healthcare construction. Sustainable, patient-focused facilities are designed and constructed to be safer, resource efficient and financially beneficial.   Green facilities reduce resource waste through LEED v4. Building owners, facilities managers and contractors are focusing on green building strategies for new […]

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