Crane Hand Signals

Workplace Safety: The Importance of Crane Hand Signals

Crane operators rely on hand signals from a worker on the ground to direct their movements. The person providing hand signals typically has a range of vision and awareness of activity on the ground that are not available to the crane operator. This system provides

Concrete Rubble

Recycling the Rubble: What Really Happens to Used Construction Materials

Large-scale construction projects typically generate plenty of waste products. And there’s even more when a project involves the elimination of existing structures. Fortunately, recycling is now a routine practice in the industry. By repurposing as much of that used material as possible, construction firms are

Roof Drains and Gutters

Are Your Roof Drains Doing Their Job?

The main enemy of flat roofs is the water that can build up and cause damage—not just to the roof, but to the structures below. Flat roofs typically incorporate drainage systems to prevent this from happening. But the drainage systems themselves require regular maintenance to

Advanced Construction Materials

5 of the Most Advanced Construction Materials on the Market Today

Like most areas of technology, the development of construction materials has come a long way in just a few short years. The cutting-edge products available now are safer, stronger, more efficient and more eco-friendly than their predecessors. Here are five of today’s most exciting innovations

Types of Steel

Construction Materials Spotlight – Types of Steel

Today, we use steel to produce everything from sewing needles to skyscrapers. But the technology has come a long way, and steel is now available in many different forms. For anyone involved in large-scale construction, it’s helpful to get familiar with the various kinds of

Protective Coatings and Sealants

Protective Coatings and Sealants

The many modern sealants and coatings available nowadays offer superior levels of protection for virtually all building materials. If the ancient Romans had access to today’s technology, their mighty colosseum might still be a thriving sports arena.