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.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Surface Protection website launch!

We're mobile friendly now to make it easier to get the surface protection and dust control information you need.  Whether viewing Surface Protection products on a desktop, laptop, ipad or phone, our website will be easier to see and use.  Give us a call at 866-788-6886 to find out more about how these products can help you get referrals or to turn your building over sooner.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Sale!

To celebreate the changing of the seasons and the merciful end of Oregon's relentlessly cold and wet weather, we're offering 10% off on all orders greater than $500.

The South Sister Volcano, viewed from Elk Lake

This offer only runs through May 6th, so take this opportunity to stock up on all of the surface protection you'll need for the peak building season ahead.

Interested? Questions? Call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

Learn About Protecting Your Home During A Remodel

Visit our Slideshare page to learn more about the necessary steps and precautions you should take when protecting your home during a remodel project. In our slidehsare presentation, we cover the need for adequate dust control, ventilation, floor protection, and and finish protection.

DoorGuard in use
Check our our other Slideshare presentations where you can learn about carpet protection and dust control/lead containment. Be sure to stay up to date as we will be regularly posting new files to Slideshare.

If you have any questions about carpet protection, dust control, or any other products we offer, call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Controlling Dust

In any remodel project, however simple it may be, dealing with dust is a necessity. Some dust will always tracked throughout a house, whether it be on shoes, tools, etc... Yet allowing too much dust to leave the work area can cause substantial damage to hardwood floors, can permeate HVAC systems, and can leave carpeting ruined. Failing to account for dust can lead to hours of extra work and can cause hundreds of dollars in replacement costs.

The ZipWall dust control barrier in use
Standing dust on a hardwood floor can lead to unsightly scratches and can dull or even damage a floor's finish. A damaged hardwood floor typically costs $2-3 per square foot to sand and refinish. Prevent this damage by controlling dust with a ZipWall system, and by protecting your floors with a  temporary floor protection solution.

As dust leaves a work site attention needs to be paid to protecting carpets, as well. A common way to protect carpet is to place kraft paper on top. However, paper is a bad solution because it is easily torn (which allows dust in) by nearly all construction equipment, and it does not provide a spill-resistant barrier. Carpet films present a far better solution, as the film resists tears and and prevents liquids from seeping into a carpet.

To learn any more about dust prevention, floor protection, or carpet films, please email us at sales@buildsitepro.com, call us at (541) 633-7793, or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Building Green; A New Standard

Two years ago a seemingly normal six-story building was completed in downtown Seattle. What's abnormal, however, is in that two year span that modern-looking building has produced 60% more energy than it has consumed. That remarkable achievement has garnered the Bullitt Center a Living Building Certification. 

From the outside, nothing about the Bullitt Center looks revolutionary

The Living Building Challenge pushes builders and architects alike to create structures that actively aid in improving the environment. This is a far more difficult certification to achieve than the current LEED standards. As such, the Bullitt center is likely the most efficient building in the nation, likely consuming 50% less energy than the next leading building.

To learn more about the array of green surface protection products that we supply, visit the "Environmentally Friendly" page on our website.