Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

Lifting and Rigging Safety: General Guidelines

Posted by Eric Park on October 8, 2018

 

When you're seeking bids for work that involves lifting and rigging, you need to trust that the work crew you hire has sufficient training to get the work done safely -- without any incident.

Learn what the contractors need to know about rigging and hoisting so you can do your due diligence when hiring.

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Topics: construction safety, Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction, site work

The Ultimate Guide to Trench Backfill Material (+ Infographic)

Posted by Tim Klingel on October 1, 2018

Whether you're embarking on your first or 100th project, you still might be wondering what exactly trench backfill is, does, and how it affects your overall project budget.

The best way to understand the backfill needed on your project is to talk openly with your contractor. Proper backfill processes require knowledge of the specifications and the soil conditions to ensure optimal performance.

We put together this guide of general considerations to keep in mind and help you better understand backfill.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, site work, construction stone, crushed stone

Is Your Contractor Performing Confined Space Entry Training?

Posted by Eric Park on September 25, 2018

That is, have they received the right information and are they up to speed on the best practices for working in areas with limited work spaces and entry/exit points (think: manholes, silos, tank cars, bins, etc.)?

If they aren't, it's an understatement to say that they should be.

It's also a good reason why you shouldn't be doing business with them, as understanding the hazards, challenges and best way to work in these tight quarters is essential to staying safe and performing the job correctly.

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Topics: rules, regulations, civil construction, construction safety

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Posted by Tim Klingel on September 10, 2018

As a property manager or owner, you already know how imperative proper maintenance is. Yes, the likes of regular HVAC tune-ups, landscape management and floor cleaning is crucial, but these are hardly the only things that need to be cared for and maintained on your property.

One often overlooked – yet crucial – apparatus that you need to start giving thought to is one that could literally save your life: the fire hydrant.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction

Project of the Month: Fischer Development Company

Posted by Eric Park on August 29, 2018

We’ve spoken before about how one of our passions at Park Enterprise Constructions is creating safe and attractive neighborhoods for families to make into their forever homes.

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Topics: project of the month, Ohio construction, civil construction

Water Pipe Installation: What to Ask Your Contractor

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 27, 2018
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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction, underground utilities

How Much Should You Budget Yearly for Parking Lot Maintenance

Posted by Tom Owings on August 20, 2018

Yearly upkeep on parking lot maintenance offers plenty of benefits to commercial property owners.

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Topics: Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot, civil construction, Ohio construction

Guide to Commercial Site Work Costs

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 20, 2018

 

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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction, site work

Your Guide To Marion Ohio Zoning, Engineering, & Building Permits

Posted by Tim Klingel on July 30, 2018

 

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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction

Subdivision Properties: 9 Unique Features To Impress Potential Buyers

Posted by Eric Park on July 23, 2018

Have you ever been in subdivision properties with a playground? How about a private lake?

These memorable, out-of-the-ordinary features help attract buyers and current customers.

Building a subdivision is no easy feat, and takes a lot of time and money. You want to make sure you see a return on your investment into the property, and there is no better way to do that than attract buyers to live on your lots.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction