Handling and transporting perishable goods come with a myriad of problems. Due to their delicate nature, these goods have to be transported in temperature-controlled environments, making logistics operations infinitely more complex. Perishable goods are liable to spoil if the conditions in the cargo hold aren’t adequately monitored and controlled, and there’s nothing worse than finding an entire shipment of goods completely unusable upon delivery. With tens to thousands of vehicles transporting different types of temperature-sensitive cargo, transport and logistics […]
Start by conducting market research
Many potential landlords regret having skimped on market research, which essential for confirming that there’s an actual demand for the flats you’re planning to supply. To maximise profit, it’s absolutely vital that you ensure that you research the housing market to ensure that flats are needed and wanted in the area.
Top tip: Leading London agent Portico has a useful rental yield map which landlords can use to check the potential yields they could achieve in […]
Whether we like it or not, and whether or not we choose to address it, contractors have a direct impact on local communities. From small-scale housing projects to large-scale commercial developments, when contractors and construction firms engage in a project in a public space, they’re entering into a dialogue with the people who live, work, and play there.
This presents more than just a series of ‘hurdles’ that need to be overcome though – this direct relationship with local communities […]
39% of fatalities in construction-related activity in the USA are the result of falls that are the number 1 cause of work-related deaths in construction.
As working in the industrial sector for years, we have heard many companies just ask workers to get a harness out of the box for any kind of work. Stop doing it. Read this simple and comprehensive guide to harness and get the right gear for your hard graft!
Types of Safety Harness
Harnesses are used for various working-at-height functions, […]
Off-site construction is being heralded as the future – despite the fact that it’s actually been around since Roman time. But much has changed since then. The Romans were prolific builders, often completing their vast builds in under two years – a terrific accomplishment for that period, and only possible due to the huge volume of workers and the methods they used. Since then, pre-construction was most notably used to build London’s Crystal Palace, the pre-fab buildings that were […]
Building a home out of a shipping container is a project many have chosen to participate in. Why? Because it’s a whole lot of fun to do. Plus, you get to live inside an amazing living space that you created yourself. There are plenty of reasons why you should consider building a shipping container home and one of them is the cost. Even with a tight budget, you can transform an old container into a desirable living space by […]
Building safer structures
It’s 2019, and you’d think we’d be past the point of worrying whether our buildings are about to burn down. Yet that’s the reality for many people after a spate of tragic fires, as well as warnings from unions and fire safety advocates. From schools to tower blocks to historic buildings, it seems that skimping on fire safety is still seen as an opportunity to save costs, rather than a vital means to protect properties and lives.
People that have experienced a home burglary will all tell you the same thing: they have never felt more unsafe, violated and shook like in the hours after they discover their belongings missing.
Sometimes, it’s not so subtle – while some burglars are “gentle” and don’t want their presence to be found out, some home intruders cause a lot of damage to things they perceive as having no value to them.
Things that may be emotionally priceless might be taken and […]
Glass has become one of the most versatile and effective construction tools we have available to us. As architects and developers have pushed the boundaries of what we can achieve with glazing, so too have our clients levelled up their expectations for their projects.
One glazing solution that has seen a significant transformation in recent decades has been the glass floor, which has become something of an indispensable tool for the architect or homeowner looking to flood a space with […]
PPE: An Overview
PPE is the acronym for personal protective equipment. It can be an item of clothing (such as vests, jackets, full-body suits, high visibility clothing), headgear (helmets, hard hats), footwear (boots, safety shoes), or a device (respirator, self-contained breathing apparatus). These devices and items of clothing are designed to minimise the risk to an employees’ health and safety whenever they are in a hazardous worksite.
Who Needs PPE?
People who work in hazardous workplaces need personal protective equipment. They can […]