Commercial Construction Equipment

Commercial construction equipment is used by professional carpenters, brick layers, and plumbers, to build business properties, and to build residential properties. Commercial construction equipment can include the hand tools that many of these professionals use on a daily basis, and it may also be the heavy machinery that is used.

Commercial construction is one of the main businesses in the world. The numbers of workers that do commercial construction outnumber almost all other work fields because there are so many different categories that fit under the general heading of this type of construction work.

A professional carpenter will have screwdrivers in his tool box to help him in his job. There will also be table saws, skill saws, miter saws, jig saws, reciprocal saws, drills, drill bits, tape measures, speed squares, chalk boxes, plumb lines, and carpenter pencils at every contractor’s establishment. Most of these tools are also in the garages and storage buildings of the majority of men in the world. Most men are capable of doing at least some carpentry work and many men do this type of work as a hobby to help them relax and forget their troubles.

Workers that build portable buildings, carports, and metal shop buildings, will have all of the same tools that you would find a wood workers shop. These workers need reciprocal saws, table saws, circular saws, jig saws, tape measures, plumb bobs, chalk lines, speed squares, levels, and nibblers, air powered shears, and screw guns to be able to do their jobs.

An electrician works mainly with wire and the connecting elements of the wire, but will have many of the same tools that the regular carpenter has. The electrician will need a hammer, a screwdriver set, a tape measure, pliers, electrical tape, wire cutters, wire strippers, and they also need saws to help them do the work they need to do.

People who hang sheet rock on walls and ceilings are not carpenters, and yet they construct the interior walls in buildings. They have to have most of the saws, hand tools, and equipment the regular carpenter has, plus they will need banjos for applying the sheet rock tape and mud, and keyhole saws for cutting circles into the sheet rock. They will need mud knives and putty knives to apply the joint compound, and these are items you will also find in the tool boxes of your painters, some of your plumbers will need these items, and the people that install stucco.

Large construction equipment like backhoes, scissor lifts, boom trucks, and cranes are used by specialized construction workers. Most of the large equipment requires the operator to be licensed and certified to operate the equipment. The construction of high rise buildings requires that the workers have equipment to help them lift materials and to hold materials stable while they work.

Construction equipment is usually noisy to operate and creates a mess when it is through. The men and women that use this equipment are capable individuals that can often do several different jobs.

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5 Tips for Cutting Down on Cooling Costs in Commercial Construction

Looking for ways to reduce your business’s energy costs? Here are some “hot” tips which can help cut down cooling costs in commercial construction:

1. Painting your roof white: Painting your roof in light color paint reflects light and heat away from the building, while dark colors absorb heat. This process not only reduces the temperature inside – it also helps reduce global warming. In the cities like California and Chicago painting roof white has become mandatory for all new construction. This process better works for shed pitched roof and flat roofs.

2. Solar Shading: This is the term used by architects and civil engineers refer to a wide range of techniques to prevent with sun exposure and overheating. Simply put, I excludes sunshine from the building just as a curtain or awning would. The sheer number of solar shading products might leave you confused over choice. Only an expert can determine the right choice for your buildings’ needs. It’s a green alternative to air conditioning, so a well designed home with proper solar shading can help zero percent energy consumption.

3. External Window shading: The primary goal of this process is to prevent sunlight and heat from entering the building window. This is very effective method to reduce overheating. Popular types of external shading are overhang, light shelf, awnings and external blinds.

4. Window glazing and films: How much heat your window lets in depends on the type of glass in it. Translucent or cloudy glass can result in absorbing, absorbed and transmitted, with reflective glass is more effective in reducing heat. Special glazing has been recently introduced which helps reduce heat transmission at the same time letting in necessary light. Today, you can choose from a range of attractive, decorative films for your home or office. Apart from saving you from the heat, it can also save your expensive furniture from losing sheen.

5. Radiant Barriers: This is a very effective commercial roofing product to reduce cooling costs. Radiant barriers are made to help block summer heat from coming inside your home. Blocking heat results in less energy consumption. With the help of radiant barriers, your air conditioner does not need to burn electricity to maintain comfortable indoor temperature. This results in lower emissions also. One of the most effective radiant barriers is a thin layer of aluminum attached on the underside your roof deck material. The aluminum prevents much of the heat rising off the ground from entering your building.

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