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Happy Easter from the Whirlwind Steel Team!

  
  
  
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Happy Easter weekend from all of us here at Whirlwind Steel Buildings. Have a very happy holiday!

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Going Mobile in the Construction Industry Today

  
  
  
construction mobile

The construction industry, more than any other, has been able to harness the power of mobile technology to harness success. These technologies enable job sites to be more efficient and productive than ever before. Unlike other businesses, where employee mobility is relatively new, we have always dealt with the complexities of employees working in remote locations, creating some sense of flow between project owner, vendors and subcontractor timelines and schedules, and maintaining an open lines of communication. Mobile technology has made it possible to do all of that and more.

Gutters and Downspouts: Why They’re Needed

  
  
  
building gutters

Gutters and downspouts are probably the least romantic sounding feature of a metal building and tend to be an afterthought. However, gutters and downspouts are crucial for routing excessive moisture from rain, ice, and snow off the roof and away from the foundation. They also provide extra protection to the building’s exterior finish.

Roof Ventilation and Insulation: The Basics

  
  
  
building ventilation system

Preserving the integrity of your metal building makes roof ventilation and insulation a requirement. Not only does moisture contribute to corrosion and other damage, it can be the proximate cause of mold.

Will Time Tracking Work for Your Construction Jobsite?

  
  
  
time tracking for your business

While time management has always been an important factor in construction efficiency and profitable projects, events like the recent economic collapse provide the opportunity for construction professionals to take a big step back and evaluate whether or not their systems are effective. Reporting daily time has been the most typical means of tracking construction employee hours, but is it really the most effective means of tracking time spent on your job site? Not unless it's paired with competent time management.

Determining Construction Employees Potential: What You Should Know

  
  
  
employee potential

As an employer, it's your job to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of potential employees and hire them (or not) accordingly. Once hired, your attention to who is doing what, with whom, and where can be a vital component in creating a productive and efficient job site. The following tips can help you hire the right individuals and then place them appropriately within the company ranks so strengths shine and weaknesses are nurtured.

Metal Building Uses: The Complete List

  
  
  
metal building uses

What can metal buildings be used for? Anything you want. From a small storage shed to the biggest office building steel is the way to go for its durability, cost effectiveness, and low maintenance needs. Plus it can look like anything you want inside and out.

Planning, Specs, and Sketches: Let Us Help

  
  
  
sketching building plans

Getting the building you want from your head onto paper or computer screen is a detailed task. Designing and engineering a metal building means going from a rough sketch to a plan with precise specifications.

Improving Your Construction Site Risk Management Plan

  
  
  
risk managemetn plan

While it's true that "accidents happen," in most cases a detailed investigation uncovers discrepancies here and there that could have - and should have - been prevented. This can be a painful experience for construction companies, principals and investors alike. In addition to the potential harm inflicted on workers, personnel, property or equipment, failing to prove you've implemented a sound risk management plan - or that you were in direct violation of local or federal health and safety regulations - can put your company in serious jeopardy.

Figuring Out Budget Numbers and Quotes

  
  
  
budget of steel buildings

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