Friday, May 27, 2016

Renovation Project at the Shipyard

It seems renovation projects have been very popular over the past year or so. Our crews are well-suited to working in or around occupied space which, as you may know, requires heightened safety, dust-control and noise-abatement protocols along with scheduling flexibility.

For example, we recently completed a demolition and renovation project for the US Navy that involved interior updates in an existing structure at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to provide personnel with additional kitchen space within an occupied security area. 

The scope-of-work included the overall expansion of two kitchenette areas, select demolition, and installation of new custom cabinetry, flooring, and finish work. Due to the security requirements of the areas to be renovated, all work had to be coordinated on both 1st and 2nd shifts with security escorts.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Safety First

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.