Powering Power Tools in Rural Areas

Power tools and heavy machinery is a pretty big issue for building because they are so important for how we build in this day and age. In rural areas using them becomes a bigger issue because of less access to the national grid and the logistical problems with getting enough diesel and petrol to the site for when it is needed. These problems are solved through a variety of means but the truly essential one is by stockpiling large amounts of fuel. If you visit…

Outsourcing in the Construction Industry

Outsourcing, otherwise known as contracting out, is an important part of of the construction industry. Many businesses inside the industry thrive purely based upon contract work they get referred to them by other businesses, including businesses which are set up exclusively to be used for that purpose. This state allows for much greater freedom in the sector, as small groups can still find success, and expertise can be developed in specific areas, without the need for a business which is ‘too big to fail’, and…

Road Management and Maintenance

Road repairs receives a lot of attention in the UK, in no small part due to how little is invested in keeping the roads in good condition in the first place. I’m sure that everyone has some experience with potholes which may have existed for years, and that it frustrates them immensely, but repairing roads is both expensive and quite difficult to do correctly. When a road starts to deteriorate, a pothole is formed. These can be filled in with asphalt to repair it, but…

What Goes into Big Building Projects

A lot of people are astounded by the incredibly large numbers involved in the costing of a big building project like a school or shopping centre development, but once you understand what actually goes into the development of the building, it does start to make more sense. If you look at a current example, there has recently been a ¬£2 billion contract awarded to RAM Consultancy, a large and successful building contractor, to plan and manage the development of a School. This a gigantic sum…