Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

Evolution and Development in Construction Estimating

Posted by Tim Klingel on April 19, 2019

Estimation for a construction project is inherently a behind-the-scenes facet of a project. Additionally, it is the first step that is accomplished before the ball can really get going and construction can begin.

This guide aims to give a look behind the curtain of the estimation process. Additionally, in honor of our 30 year anniversary, we’re going to explore how estimating at Park Enterprise Construction has evolved.

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Topics: Ohio construction, construction safety, Construction Loans

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: civil construction, rules, Ohio construction, construction safety

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

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: civil construction, regulations, rules, construction safety