Friday, May 20, 2016

Electrical Safety Tips

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it's the perfect time to learn how to prevent 300+ deaths that happen each year due to electrical hazards. Can you successfully avoid electrical hazards?
Here are some Electrical Safety Tips, provided by construction safety training company, ClickSafety.
1.   Avoid power lines when on a ladder.
2.   Unplug outdoor tools & appliances when not in use.
3.   Inspect power tools for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked housings.
4.   Avoid damp conditions.

Look Up, Look Down & Look Out for Electrical Safety Hazards.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fun Fact

The Hoover Dam is an impressive man-made structure. There’s a whopping 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete for the dam itself, plus another 1.11 million cubic yards for the power plant and additional facilities. That amount of concrete would be enough to build 3,000 miles of road—a full-sized highway from one end of the United States to the other.  The dam’s energy helps provide power for customers in California, Arizona, and Nevada and creates enough energy for 1.3 million people. When it was completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam was the tallest dam in the world at 726 feet from base to top. It held the height title for two decades.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Renovation Project for BA Distributors at SNG Barratt Group

We are pleased to share some recent news that Brookstone Builders, Inc. has been awarded a renovation project by BA Distributors of Manchester, NH.

The scope-of-work will include demolition and renovations at SNG Barratt Group, a classic and modern Jaguar parts distributor located at the Auburn Traffic Circle in Manchester, NH. The project will begin with the interior demolition of second-floor mezzanines and warehouse storage areas. It will also involve some minor roof repair along with the installation of new insulation to the building shell, and the installation of new electrical/data systems and LED lighting. In addition, the existing HVAC system will be extended into the warehouse areas. A new shipping and receiving area will also be created, including new walls, ceilings, lighting and finish work. The project is being done in preparation for a new warehouse racking system, which will be installed by the owner.

Jack Boardman will be Brookstone Builders’ Project Manager for the project. Electrical work will be done on a design/build basis through Titan Electric of Manchester, NH.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Design/Build Continues to Grow in Popularity

Due to the competitive nature of the construction industry, it's no surprise that design/build continues to be the fastest growing method of project delivery in the country; and not only among owners, but also among developers and design professionals. 
In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Design/Build Institute of America, the percentage of design/build contracts will hit 55% this year. Reasons cited include:
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Less risk
  • Promotes a collaborative work environment
  • Most often results in a higher level of quality

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fun Fact

The average safety hard hat weighs approximately 14 ounces. The average worker's head weighs 14 pounds. So there's an ounce of safety for every pound of head!