Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Temporary Door Protection, Doorguard Was Selected by Turner Construction to Protect the Doors of the New Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

DoorGuard, door protection is being used to protect hospital room doors from damage during construction. In addition, Surface Pro breathable floor protection was purchased from Builders Site Protection by the flooring contractor. The $438 million facility will feature 310 patient rooms, including 54 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit and 20 state-of-the-art operating suites. It will also connect to the new Clinical Services Wing, which will contain the pharmacy, laboratory space, support services (environmental services, materials management, linen) and a kitchen and faculty/staff dining area. Construction of the new hospital will provide the necessary clinical capacity needed before Phase II of John Sealy Modernization can begin.  More information is available on our press release:


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Top 10 Things to Recycle at Your Construction Site

In this article, John Perritano rates the top 10 things to recycle-saving you money and the environment as well!  

According to the Construction Materials Recycling Association, construction and demolition waste are the largest sources of trash in the United States. The association says 325 million tons of recoverable construction debris is generated in the United States each year [source: Construction Materials Recycling Association]. In the past, all that metal, concrete, wood, block and asphalt would have ended up in a landfill. The key to a successful deconstruction project is to reuse what you can, and recycle the rest.
While not every bit of construction and demolition debris can -- or even should -- be recycled, much of what goes into a house can be reused. More information and the list is located with this link:
Wood and Lumber
Roofing Shingles
Glass and Windows
Landscape Waste
Concrete and Masonry

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Selection parameters for short-term surface protection

When identifying solutions for short-term surface protection, some or all of the following five parameters should be considered:
  1. Time: How long will temporary surface protection be adhered to the product? Typical times can range from one hour to years.
  2. Temperature: What will the exposure temperature be? For example, in Phoenix or Texas, extremely hot temperatures can be common and tends to soften any adhesive films. Also, will the product be exposed to cold temperatures during shipping or storage?  Paint or spray on liquid protection for tubs or windows are both cold sensitive.
  3. Temperature exposure: What will the duration of temperature exposure be? 
  4. Substrate: Is the substrate that will be protected metal, wood, plastic, glass or other material?
  5. Conditions: What conditions will the product be exposed to, for instance, salt in coastal environments high humidity, or ultraviolet exposure from sunlight, fluorescent light or other sources?

As always, feel free to contact your surface protection experts at Builders Site Protection if you need help determining the best products to use for your particular jobsite.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In recognition of the opening of One World Observatory in New York City, there is a special edition of a One World Trade Center video. Watch and share this commemorative time-lapse movie showing the completion of construction from October 2004 to Memorial Day 2015. Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie.

BY JOE BERKOWITZ http://www.fastcocreate.com/3046907/watch-one-world-trade-center-rise-in-this-majestic-11-year-time-lapse-video

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Smart Helmet hardhat paves the way for intelligent construction practices

Daqri, a developer of augmented reality products based in the USA has launched a hardhat called Smart Helmet.

While it may not have taken the internet by storm like tech giant Apple’s wearable, Apple Watch did, Daqri’s Smart Helmet adds a whole new perspective to how technology can be used to pave the way for intelligent construction practices.
The helmet can map out the entire construction site for its user, as well as notify the user about any maintenance requirements for machinery.Multiple Smart Helmet models can be integrated, meaning construction workers on large scale projects can stay connected through the helmet’s common interface instead of having to rely on cumbersome paperwork to come through. Construction companies can also develop their own apps to work with the helmet.
The company is expected to start shipping Smart Helmet models in October, but product pricing is yet to be revealed. Global tech circles, however, expect the helmet to come at a steep price.

More information available on the Construction Week post here: http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-33696-six-must-have-construction-tech-tools/5/

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Surface Protection Provider, Builders Site Protection is offering FREE SHIPPING for a limited time only.  The new website at www.buildsitepro.com is now mobile responsive so customers can use cell phones, tablets, ipads and all types of technology and with enhanced functionality.  Free Shipping expires soon so now is the time to stock up on all your surface protection supplies.