April 23rd is this year’s Construction Safety Day. The first step in making the construction industry safer is to understand the biggest threats. Balancing worker safety, productivity and equipment optimization starts with establishing a strong safety infrastructure. Panduit’s Safety Solutions not only offer safety products, but encompasses safety services and safety training as well.
Check out the recently released article written by Carrie Rossenfeld of GlobeSt.com, “How Important is Technology in Construction“. She provides an interesting perspective along with survey results from Sage Construction & Real Estate on the importance of technology in the field.
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One of the greatest challenges for an electrical contractor is the coordination of product flow from the suppliers to the project site. This is a direct result of the industry’s difficulty in projecting future demand based on the variability and real-time dynamics of a job site.
Industry numbers* show that only 60% of labor hours are spent on productive, direct installation. Meanwhile, 40% of labor hours are consumed by “un-productive” material handling activities. This translates to 17% of revenue dollars slipping through the fingers of the average contractor.
*Agile Construction for the Electrical Contractor
The emergence of Smartphones and Tablets has helped take many industries truly into the mobile workspace. But it is introducing the construction trades to productivity potential beyond our wildest dreams.
The introduction of SaaS (software-as-a-service) and hosted technologies, as well as the Cloud, have allowed contractors to broaden their workspace by providing access to data from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Contractors are creating web portals that allow their workers to access a host of applications that are useful on the jobsite in their everyday business.
Connection reliability is critical to the long-term integrity of a grounding and bonding system. Traditional compression grounding systems offer installation efficiencies over exothermic welding systems and are compliant with IEEE Std. 837.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) developed this standard as a means of qualifying permanently installed grounding connectors. However, under certain circumstances such as installations that are subject to corrosive forces or repeated freeze-thaw cycles, the reliability of compression grounding systems is often questioned.
If a grounding system is to last, the issues that put it in danger of failing must be identified and addressed. Risks to ground connectors include:
Hello everyone, my name is Jeff Mehrer. I’m Panduit’s Director of Marketing Solutions for Global Construction with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Today I would like to talk about North America’s 2014 construction outlook for the non-residential construction market. In future blog posts, I will be providing guest commentary on different global construction topics geared towards specific vertical markets, such as shipbuilding and oil & gas. Continue reading
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself; I am Chad Reynolds, and I have almost 20 years’ experience in various global Marketing and Product Management positions serving the Industrial and Commercial markets.
This blog will be geared towards what is currently going on in the industry and how it impacts you and your business. Market Solutions topics will range across four specific areas: Construction (both industrial and commercial), MRO, OEM, and Energy (oil & gas, wind and solar). From time to time I will invite guest bloggers to provide their expertise on specific topics. I will also encourage you the reader to offer suggestions on themes you are interested in as well as provide your feedback and insight on specific blog posts.
I welcome you back on Dec. 5, as I am inviting Jeff Mehrer Director of Global Construction to talk to us about the 2014 Construction Outlook and What That Means to You. Continue reading