Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

Commercial Parking Lot Repair FAQs

Posted by Tom Owings on November 29, 2018

 

 

If you’re looking into repairing the asphalt parking lot on your commercial property, you probably have a lot of questions before getting started.

We’ve put together this guide of the questions we commonly hear from property owners who are looking into having their asphalt lot repaired, as an easy way to find all of the answers you’re looking for before the ball gets rolling on your new lot.

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

10 Commercial Space Demolition Myths Debunked

Posted by Eric Park on November 19, 2018

 

Unlike the movies, commercial space demolition isn't all flash and bang, with big explosions and catastrophic circumstances. Generally speaking, commercial space demolition is controlled and careful.

Even though it might be fun to picture demolition as it’s seen in old cartoons, that isn’t how the steps to demolition traditionally play out.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, site work, demolition, contractors

What’s the Difference Between a Neighborhood and a Subdivision?

Posted by Tim Klingel on November 19, 2018

 

Neighborhoods and subdivisions might sound like the same thing, but there are important differences to note.

Learn what the difference is between neighborhoods and subdivisions, and why it matters.

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

How To Keep Tenants Happy During Construction

Posted by Brian Delmonico on November 7, 2018

Construction, repairs and regular maintenance to buildings and community amenities on your rental property isn't just necessary for making improvements, but for ensuring tenant safety and comfort.

But it goes without saying that any construction that occurs on or around your property can be an inconvenience for your current tenants -- especially if you’re leasing business properties.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, site work, construction equipment, contractors

Construction Traffic Safety: Important Steps to Take

Posted by Eric Park on October 17, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1,500 workers died on road construction sites between 2003 and 2015, an average of 121 per year. Additionally, it’s estimated that up to 20,000 are injured on such sites.

The fact is that road construction sites can make for some dangerous working conditions, and such conditions can be complicated by moving traffic through the area.

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Topics: construction safety, Ohio construction, rules, civil construction

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