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  • Word-of-the-Month: Punch List

    A punch list is a checklist of items on a construction project that do not conform to contract specifications; items that are unfinished, incomplete, or require repair or replacement. A punch list is created in the final phases of construction or at the time of substantial completion. Once the punch.. More

    1 Jun 2014 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Experience Modification Rate

    Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to weigh both past cost of injuries and future risk. The lower the EMR of your business, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will be. Usually three years of past information are used to determine the experience modifier.. More

    1 May 2014 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Cable Tray

    Cable trays are support systems for insulated electrical, power, communication and optical fiber cables. Cable trays provide the greatest versatility amongst cable support systems and are available in a variety of styles to support virtually any application. Commonly used for cable management in commercial construction, cable trays are easy to.. More

    1 Apr 2014 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Post Indicator Valve

    Installed in the main water line serving a building, the Post Indicator Valve (PIV) is a valve used to control the water supply to the fire sprinkler system. Most commonly a raised post, the PIV is found in the yard near the building or mounted on the outside of the.. More

    1 Mar 2014 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Access Flooring

    Access flooring, also known as raised flooring, is an elevated floor above a solid surface which creates a void. Varying in height depending on the need, this hidden void is used for the passage of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications services. Typically consisting of a grid framework or substructure of supports.. More

    1 Feb 2014 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Construction Hoist

    A construction hoist is a temporary elevator constructed on the outside of a building to transport both materials and personnel to elevated worksites. Construction hoists are typically used on large scale projects and they vary in load-bearing capacity, maximum lifting speeds and heights. Many hoist cars (cages) are fully enclosed,.. More

    1 Jan 2014 |