Siding construction – Weyer Claims http://weyerclaims.com/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 06:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://weyerclaims.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Siding construction – Weyer Claims http://weyerclaims.com/ 32 32 class CTC Applied Construction Technology tackles one of its largest home builds to date | New https://weyerclaims.com/class-ctc-applied-construction-technology-tackles-one-of-its-largest-home-builds-to-date-new/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/class-ctc-applied-construction-technology-tackles-one-of-its-largest-home-builds-to-date-new/ CADILLAC — Students in the Applied Construction Technology program at Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center are at the heart of one of their biggest home building projects to date. Students began work on the house – located just east of town on Route 45 1/2 – last year and as of Tuesday they had completed much […]]]>

CADILLAC — Students in the Applied Construction Technology program at Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center are at the heart of one of their biggest home building projects to date.

Students began work on the house – located just east of town on Route 45 1/2 – last year and as of Tuesday they had completed much of the structure’s exterior features and were in the process of to do roof work, including the installation of synthetic felt and shingles.

In a typical year, Parapro program Tom Hurlbert said the class is able to complete all of the roofing and siding on a new home construction, allowing them to focus on interior work and complete the project in the second year.

Due to its size and complexity, however, this is not a typical project.

“It’s way bigger,” Hurlbert said. “It could extend into a third year.”

“The truss package was more complex,” confirmed program instructor Brad VanBuren. “Not your typical ranch like we’ve built in the past.”

The home will be 2,700 square feet, not including the basement, and will feature four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an attached garage. VanBuren estimated that the market value of the home when completed will be $450,000 to $500,000.

Hurlbert said they very much enjoy taking the class out into the field while the weather remains okay, although he added that they also need to spend some time at the CTC doing labs and other classwork.

He said their goal for this year is to at least finish the roofing and siding of the house, and possibly start running electrical wiring inside. He said the students will also be pouring concrete in the garage to give the class a place to chop wood in the winter.

Sophomore Teddy Richards, 18, said he worked a lot with his grandfather doing carpentry work which first sparked his interest in enrolling in the applied technology program construction.

Richards said he really enjoyed his first year, especially being able to spend time outdoors doing practical work; one of his favorite aspects of the construction process is putting the framework in place, which he described as the “skeleton of the house”.

“I love seeing him as he rides,” Richards said. “It’s interesting.”

Xander Rickard, 17, said he was also enjoying the scoping phase of the project.

“You can see your work…and it’s going up pretty fast,” Rickard said. “You start from scratch and all of a sudden it’s a house.”

Rickard is also in his second year of the program. When he graduates, he plans to get an apprenticeship with an electrician.

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Green Building Market Growth, Global Survey, Analysis, Share, Company Profiles and Forecast by 2027 https://weyerclaims.com/green-building-market-growth-global-survey-analysis-share-company-profiles-and-forecast-by-2027/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:59:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/green-building-market-growth-global-survey-analysis-share-company-profiles-and-forecast-by-2027/ Emerging research logo Green building market size – USD 264.64 billion in 2019, market growth – CAGR of 11.0%, market trends – Favorable legislative regulations. One of the market growth drivers is the increasing demand for reducing energy consumption in construction. ” — Emerging research VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, Sept. 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The global […]]]>

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VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, Sept. 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The global green building market is expected to reach $610.61 billion by 2027, according to current analysis from Emergen Research. The green building market is witnessing a high demand due to the increase in demand for reducing energy consumption in buildings. The need to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that buildings are environmentally sustainable will drive the market growth. The growth of the market is fueled by the increased awareness of these products through the increase in application areas. Fiscal incentives provided by policymakers around the world to private companies for the use of environmentally friendly products are expected to boost demand during the forecast period. The government is encouraging the growth of the market product to mitigate global warming and eliminate the release of hazardous gases.

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Alumasc Group Plc, Binderholz GmBH, Bauder Ltd., Forbo International SA, Certain Teed Corporation, The Turner Corp., Clark Group, Gilbane Building Co., Hensel Phelps and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., among others.

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The green roof segment is expected to grow dramatically over the forecast period owing to the increasing global alert, which in turn is driving the demand for effective natural methods to remove rising ambient heat.

The residential segment is expected to register a notable CAGR during the forecast period. Rapid urbanization in emerging countries and the growing need for environmentally friendly buildings are driving segmental growth. Moreover, the advent of eco-friendly materials by several manufacturers will also propel the adoption of the product.

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Couto Construction donates over 200 backpacks as part of back-to-school campaign | National https://weyerclaims.com/couto-construction-donates-over-200-backpacks-as-part-of-back-to-school-campaign-national/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:06:30 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/couto-construction-donates-over-200-backpacks-as-part-of-back-to-school-campaign-national/ NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Couto Construction, a group of outside-the-home experts, is truly a company that cares about you. His business is rooted in family values ​​and giving back is an important part of their mission. That’s why they decided to help local schools and children prepare for the upcoming […]]]>

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Couto Construction, a group of outside-the-home experts, is truly a company that cares about you. His business is rooted in family values ​​and giving back is an important part of their mission. That’s why they decided to help local schools and children prepare for the upcoming school year. They have pledged to donate five backpacks for every new job sold. The campaign ended on August 31 and they donated over 200.

Couto Construction will drop off the backpacks at the Balanced Learning Center in Fall River and they will be distributed to many schools in the Southcoast area, including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Fall River and New Bedford.

The Balanced Learning Center is proud to work collaboratively with community partners to create a healthier, safer place for people to thrive.

Sara Rodrigues, Executive Director of the Balanced Learning Center, said, “Donating these backpacks will help strengthen our partnership with area schools. They will be filled with school supplies as well as personal items needed for our homeless youth who enroll in our schools. Thank you, Couto Construction, for helping us support our community.

Couto Construction was happy to be part of this project because they know that children are the future and they are passionate about their education.

“We are happy to contribute and give back to our community,” says Jason Couto, co-owner of Couto Construction. “Our team wants every child to have the tools they need to make a successful start to school; we pride ourselves on making an impact.

About Couto Construction:

Couto Construction offers home improvement services to help families complete worry-free home improvement projects. Founded in 1987, it’s a dream come true for Portuguese immigrant Gil Couto. Couto Construction has built its reputation on being a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Its services include roofing, siding, gutters and more. Now a second-generation owned company run by two of Gil’s sons, Jason and Derek, they continue to change the construction industry by providing customers with the high level of service they deserve. They do this through innovation, community and safety.

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Blakely’s Dispatch: A Construction Adventure Part II https://weyerclaims.com/blakelys-dispatch-a-construction-adventure-part-ii/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 19:00:35 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/blakelys-dispatch-a-construction-adventure-part-ii/ Blakely Island, WA remained beautiful, sunsets breathtaking, eagles soaring and the Salish Sea sparkling. In the second part of our construction adventure, at the beginning of September, we were still under construction. The master bedroom, bathrooms and kitchen would remain usable, so we decided to stay in the house. Despite the challenges, I was intrigued […]]]>

Blakely Island, WA remained beautiful, sunsets breathtaking, eagles soaring and the Salish Sea sparkling. In the second part of our construction adventure, at the beginning of September, we were still under construction. The master bedroom, bathrooms and kitchen would remain usable, so we decided to stay in the house. Despite the challenges, I was intrigued to see what it would take to build an additional new entrance and roof on an island with no ferry access.

Forms ready for concrete

The next step would be pouring the concrete. An unforeseen delay, due to driver shortages and a heavy summer workload, kept the concrete truck from reaching Blakely for more than three weeks. This gave the team the opportunity to prepare more forms for what would have been a second pour. After passing a second inspection of the remaining forms, we were ready for the concrete.

The concrete truck couldn’t go around the house because of the trees, so an arrow would have to go over the house (a benefit for the flat roof soon to be replaced?) and, of necessity, cross the bridge to reach the shapes at the water’s edge. This meant that the deck planks had to be removed.

The board is disassembled.

If you remember the first episode of this tale, you will remember that we entered the house by walking around the house, under the bridge, up the stairs and entering through the bridge. This being no longer possible, we climbed through the front door using a makeshift ramp. Getting luggage and groceries inside now meant standing in what would ultimately be a crawl space and sliding our purchases down a makeshift bridge over the foundation forms.

The grocery slide

On the morning of the concrete pour, a member of the construction crew made an “interesting” suggestion. He told us that since the boom that would funnel the concrete onto the roof and into the forms at the water’s edge weighs 4 tons, we should consider not being inside the house…”just in case” . Hmmm. Sounded like good advice. We watched eagerly as the first of two big trucks navigated our tree-lined driveway. A small tree had to be removed to make way for the passage. At 24,000 pounds (22 tons written on the side of the truck), the pump/boom truck got there first. Due to the steepness of the job site, the truck was leveled by extending stands that lifted the front tires a foot into the air.

22 tons of pump truck/crane arrive.

Solve the slope challenge

Slowly, the huge spire fanned out like the legs of a praying mantis, reaching the height of its curve more than 60 feet in the air and cutting through some Douglas fir branches. For those of us accustomed to seeing high-rise construction in Chicago, this should have seemed like a minor operation, but its scale in our wooded lot was astonishing.

Over 120 feet of tubing about to span the house.

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The concrete truck arrived about 30 minutes later, on a separate barge with its white barrel turning (I missed the red and white stripes of the Ozinga trucks in Chicago). The operator hooked it up to the pump/boom truck and the gray silt started flowing through the boom tube and an additional flexible pipe that workers battled into prepared forms.

The casting continues over the house and across the bridge.

The casting continues over the house and across the bridge.

The casting went quickly. The arrow filled the near side first, then easily cleared the roof and deposited his load on the water’s edge of the house. The process required constant vibration to remove air bubbles and compact the cement, followed by manual smoothing of the surface and redistribute the wet concrete. All of this was new to me and strangely fascinating. Now that would be take several days for the concrete to harden, forms to be removed and preparation to begin for install floor joists.

Smooth concrete by hand

Deleted forms

After the forms were removed, an emulsion was painted on the exterior of the concrete to make it waterproof. Meanwhile, timber for the floor was delivered along with trusses for the new peaked roof. The morning at the marina turned out to be busy when the Island Express water taxi arrived to drop off groceries and pick up a family that was leaving at the same time. There was just enough room for everyone. We wouldn’t be ready for the trusses until the walls were framed, so the trusses had to be moved to a nearby aircraft hangar for temporary storage.

Foundation waterproofing

A near traffic jam at the marina as the barge and Island Express are unloaded

Roof trusses transported to shed for storage

Our lumber and trusses had completely filled the barge. Since one of the trucks stayed on Blakely, we were able to set up our Xterra there for a trip back to the mainland for a well-deserved “spa day” at the Nissan dealership in Burlington. We would be without a car for several days until a place on another barge became available to return it. And no, this usually cannot be scheduled in advance unless you have to charter the whole houseboat yourself. The joys of part-loading by barge and island logistics!

Once the concreting work was completed, our access walkway to the house disappeared. We realized that if we moved a small couch from the guest bedroom full of furniture and boxes to the living room, we could move enough other furniture and boxes to allow entry into the house from the work area through the front door to the guest bedroom.

Our temporary entrance to the house

We continued to rearrange our building materials and boxes as we settled into our less than elegant construction site life. Until the roof comes off we could use the living room for more than storage of building materials. Our single table, a card table hastily scavenged from the storage shed, was our “partners office,” each of us ordering a side with our laptops.

Construction calculations take over the office/dining room

We have also learned to reclaim the space for new activities. We used the card table for our first “dinner,” a chili and cornbread meal for my cousin from Texas, in residence at the house she alternately shares with her brother. Yoga mats fit nearby.

Within a week of the Labor Day weekend, the floor joists for the addition were installed and the floor laid. We would have wood for the walls the following week.

Floor seals in place

Floor ready for wall framing

We were supposed to pick up our car Friday Labor Day weekend after its vacation on the mainland. A plan emerged to return the car to Blakely. We arranged for our contractor to drive it from the dealership and park it near the dock in Anacortes for the water taxi. Over the next three days we would take the water taxi to pick up the car and stop to see friends along the way, we would visit two more islands by car ferry to connect with a houseboat heading to Blakely. If that sounds complicated, it was even harder to plan! The great luxury was to drive from the grocery store to the barge to our house without intermediate loading and unloading of groceries!

A key question must surely have occurred to you by now. Why do we submit to this? We could have stayed in Chicago and monitored the work remotely. Frankly, we are used to juggling logistics, which is part of island life. Personally, I’m learning a lot about construction, well beyond my usual portfolio. There’s always the reason we have a home here in the first place. See the opening sentence of this report!

I had naively thought that part II of our building adventure would conclude the story. It is clear, however, that it is time to take a break again. So if you are still reading these dispatches, stay tuned once again. I hope to have another update in a month or two!

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Construction underway at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center https://weyerclaims.com/construction-underway-at-mayo-clinic-health-system-event-center/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:08:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/construction-underway-at-mayo-clinic-health-system-event-center/ MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – The Mayo Clinic Health System Events Center has been bringing people to the heart of Mankato for 25 years, and now it’s undergoing major upgrades to keep up with the city’s growing entertainment and sports scenes. town. “We have about $11 million worth of upgrades to make, we know that. What […]]]>

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – The Mayo Clinic Health System Events Center has been bringing people to the heart of Mankato for 25 years, and now it’s undergoing major upgrades to keep up with the city’s growing entertainment and sports scenes. town.

“We have about $11 million worth of upgrades to make, we know that. What we released this year is a financial plan that will basically focus on $8.5 million of improvements there,” said Parker Skophammer, director of administrative services for the City of Mankato.

Several projects are underway, including a new roof, exterior wall panels that will change the green siding to gray, a cooling system and an ice factory.

“It’s great to see investment in the Civic Center to continue to make it the focal point of our community that drives traffic, that drives tourism in our community,” said Andy Wilke, Director of Business and Business Development. public at Greater Mankato Growth.

Over the years, the event center has become a driving force behind Mankato’s economic success.

“The Civic Center has a substantial financial impact that helps our businesses, also helps our residents, and helps ensure that we can have a thriving and very vibrant local economy in our area,” Wilke said.

Construction is already underway on the roof, siding and ice plant.

This should be done by November when the chiller replacement begins.

“Some testing will take place during October, and then at the moment the intention is to commission this new ice plant in November,” Skophammer explained.

All upgrades should be complete by March.

“This ensures that we have a quality of life asset that is going to be relevant, both aesthetically, systemically, structurally [standpoint] for years to come,” Skophammer added.

In the meantime, the City says construction of the building should not interfere with its events.

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Construction has been completed in the senior community of Green Oaks, Indiana https://weyerclaims.com/construction-has-been-completed-in-the-senior-community-of-green-oaks-indiana/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 20:55:33 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/construction-has-been-completed-in-the-senior-community-of-green-oaks-indiana/ The structural completion of Green Oaks of Goshen, a senior living community in Goshen, Indiana, has been announced. The Evergreen real estate group, project manager, has announced this step. The project involved the construction of a neighborhood of 120 housing units on four floors. Project implementation began in October. It included building enclosures and framing […]]]>

The structural completion of Green Oaks of Goshen, a senior living community in Goshen, Indiana, has been announced. The Evergreen real estate group, project manager, has announced this step.

The project involved the construction of a neighborhood of 120 housing units on four floors. Project implementation began in October. It included building enclosures and framing supports. Installation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection rough-in will be followed by window installation. In addition, it will be facade treatments, such as stone veneer and fiber cement cladding.

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All apartments at Green Oaks Goshen will be for people aged 62 and over. In addition, the apartments will be aimed at people whose income is equal to or less than 80% of the median income of the region.

Also Read: Plans Announced for Construction of Forest Edge in Indiana

Green Oaks Apartment Features and Amenities

Each Green Oaks apartment has a full private bathroom with grab rails and a shower. The kitchens will also be fully equipped with electrical equipment. There will also be a common room with a kitchen, a media and theater room, a computer room and a conference room.

Additionally, Green Oaks Goshen will include a fitness center, beauty salon, library, community garden and outdoor area with a pond. There will also be a courtyard and a pavilion. These are just a few of the on-site amenities at Green Oaks of Goshen.

To fund the project, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority approved 4% low-income housing tax credits. Additionally, debt financing was provided by the City of Goshen, which issued tax-exempt bonds that were marketed by PiperSandler. Equity for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit was contributed to the project by Affordable Housing Partners.

Evergreen is currently building two low-cost assisted living communities in Indiana, the first of which is Green Oaks of Goshen. The second project is Green Oaks of Valparaiso, a three-story, 120-unit assisted living community for low-income seniors in Valparaiso.

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MassDEP Penalizes Connecticut-Based Recycling Company for Solid Waste Violations https://weyerclaims.com/massdep-penalizes-connecticut-based-recycling-company-for-solid-waste-violations/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 21:18:58 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/massdep-penalizes-connecticut-based-recycling-company-for-solid-waste-violations/ CDE, a global provider of wet sand and aggregate processing solutions for the natural treatment and waste recycling sectors, will highlight the role of its technology in supporting the circular economy and the zero waste agenda at Bauma 2022, a trade fair for construction and mining machinery taking place from October 24 to 30 in […]]]>

CDE, a global provider of wet sand and aggregate processing solutions for the natural treatment and waste recycling sectors, will highlight the role of its technology in supporting the circular economy and the zero waste agenda at Bauma 2022, a trade fair for construction and mining machinery taking place from October 24 to 30 in Munich.

As the construction sector continues to grapple with the scarcity and high cost of raw materials, UK-based CDE will demonstrate the potential of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste to raise the challenges facing the sector.

On October 26 and 27, CDE customers will join company staff for a series of panel discussions on the future of recycling, and as part of the Bauma Exhibitor Forum on October 24, CDE will give a talk titled “Creation of in-spec value products from CD&E waste.

“In today’s economic and social climate, with rising material costs, resource depletion and regulations calling for the adoption of sustainable solutions, we must look to today’s technology to produce the materials sustainable construction of tomorrow. [and] how CDE’s waste recycling solutions in their blue brand can help industry turn CD&E waste into certified, on-specification sand and aggregates,” said Eunan Kelly, CDE’s Business Development Manager for Northern Europe. North.

Earlier this year, a set of European Green Deal proposals were presented with a view to making sustainable products the norm within the EU internal market. The revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) emphasizes the value of construction to the EU as a key employer and economic contributor. It also highlights the sector’s negative impacts on the environment, which generates around 30% of the European Union’s annual waste and contributes significantly to its carbon footprint and national emissions.

The construction industry is a major economic driver; in the EU alone, 25 million people are employed in 5 million businesses, according to data from the revised Construction Products Regulation factsheet. So when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped economies and construction output slowed dramatically, it’s no surprise that strong stimulus packages with a clear focus on infrastructure investment slowed down. been heralded by nations around the world to bounce back and drive economic growth.

However, the cost of raw materials and their availability remain an increasingly important challenge for the sector.

A circular approach is the only answer to supply chain and environmental issues, Kelly says.

“This can be the way to equip ourselves with the resources to supply a sector tasked with playing a key role in economic recovery while tackling our collective environmental footprint by reducing the volumes of waste going to landfill and extending the life of valuable natural materials, all while continuing to supply a resource-intensive sector with the materials it needs, materials often trucked out of our urban centers where they are needed most.

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Injecting more sustainability into construction fleets https://weyerclaims.com/injecting-more-sustainability-into-construction-fleets/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 06:53:16 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/injecting-more-sustainability-into-construction-fleets/ Climate change is among today’s hottest debates and social causes, prompting global corporations to rewrite their business strategies to reduce and eventually achieve a zero carbon footprint. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are at the heart of climate change discussions, with global economic activity producing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels estimated at 50% of pre-industrialization levels. Companies […]]]>

Climate change is among today’s hottest debates and social causes, prompting global corporations to rewrite their business strategies to reduce and eventually achieve a zero carbon footprint. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are at the heart of climate change discussions, with global economic activity producing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels estimated at 50% of pre-industrialization levels.

Companies in the building and construction sectors face enormous pressure from key stakeholders, environmental groups, customers and shareholders to find ways to reduce GHG emissions from their manufacturing facilities and of their building partners.

These challenges are further exacerbated by shortages of materials such as siding, windows, framing and roofing, resulting in construction delays for customers. This is important to note, as 87% of construction companies say customer retention is a driver of their sustainability orientation today.

Climate change affects builders on many levels

In recent years, more builders and their construction partners have taken steps to launch these ESG plans and targets. To complicate matters further, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released a proposed rule that would improve and standardize climate-related information provided by public companies.

Under the proposal, a registrant will be required to comply with GHG emissions disclosures in qualitative governance disclosures in its annual reports (eg, Form 10-K). In addition to adhering to GHG improvements, companies must document their emissions certifications for SEC filings.

This is essential because equipment that serves the construction industry, such as medium and heavy vehicles, including semi-trailers, large pickups and vans, delivery trucks and garbage trucks, produce approximately 24% of transport emissions.

How can construction transport fleets progress?

A significant industry challenge is to answer the question of how to effectively move the construction industry towards a zero-carbon future in a sustainable way. This is a significant challenge and many manufacturers today are looking for the right solution.

Companies that operate heavy truck fleets in construction continue to deliberate on the best strategy and approach. They want to do what is right for their key stakeholders; customers, employees, the environmentally conscious public and shareholders. However, the economics of battery electric, hydrogen, and other alternative energy technology are not yet viable today for long-haul transportation in the United States, and perhaps not for a few decades. for these operations.

Identify a realistic bridge to power alternative technologies

The best approach to realistically connect the clean diesel technology of today with the alternative fuel options of tomorrow is to lead with the appropriate ESG roadmap supported by strategic asset management partners to determine the strategies for supply of trucks with optimal life cycle management. This will maximize environmental considerations and organically progress towards alternative fuel technology. In doing so, fleets will achieve critical ESG goals and consistently use the most appropriate equipment for their operations.

It is critical for these companies and their fleets to appropriately manage their total cost of ownership (TCO) through accurate truck lifecycle cost management (LCCM). With advances in asset management and business intelligence, the transportation industry is paying greater attention to the life cycles of their trucks to understand where they can drive sustainability and cost metrics by optimizing life cycles. replacement.

Rather than extending the truck’s use for several years, companies are relying on fleet modernization studies and innovative emissions dashboards that look at each truck’s performance data and economic factors to determine a optimal supply and disposal strategy.

Emissions Dashboard reviews the entire fleet by year, make, model and compares fuel and mileage data and provides detailed CO information2 nitrogen oxides (NOX) and the reduction in particulate matter (PM) in metric tons and gallons of fuel saved, each time the truck was replaced, along with the expected savings.

By shortening asset lifecycles, optimizing vehicle specifications to be more fuel efficient, and aligning with duty cycle as well as geographic parameters, technology-based business intelligence The analysis leads to better asset management decisions to execute environmental criteria through continuous reduction of emissions, fuel consumption and waste oils.

In addition to reducing emissions, an appropriate LCCM improves safety records and driver retention goals while reducing maintenance expenses and the company’s total cost of ownership.

Real, Real Data Proves the Difference

A data-driven LCCM plan helps fleets make real changes to benefit their bottom line, as well as environmental results. The average driving mpg for a fleet of 500 units operating over a five-year life cycle is 8.41. The average mpg for an eight-year life cycle is 7.90. Organizations went from an 8-year life cycle to a 5-year life cycle, resulting in a total net reduction of 2.49 million gallons of fuel. This has a significant impact over five to 10 years, producing a powerful reduction in CO2 25,122 metric tons and 6.1%.

Additionally, emissions dashboard data shows that upgrading to a 2024 model year truck from a 2018 model would result in a 16% increase in fuel economy and reduction in emissions. of CO2 emissions. These metrics are backed by data, allowing a supply chain organization that typically operates a truck for seven to 10 years to transition to a four-year lifecycle, which has a more meaningful impact toward a more planetary green and more sustainable.

Industry-wide change does not happen overnight. This industry has operated according to inherited thinking and philosophies for many decades. We started this campaign and instituted changes in 2014 and the industry did not react instantly to the changes. However, as the focus on the importance and stewardship of the environment grew in importance and ESG strategies became more of a priority, fleets began to receive, accept and adapt this message. This was further underscored when these organizations saw real impact through real data.

Today, we’ve gone a step further by implementing real world conversions to electric vehicles and alternative fuels where it makes the most practical and applicable sense, but we’re doing it where the data tells us it does. makes sense, not just because headlines continually offer pressure to change for the sake of popularity. And to help companies disclose with the SEC, we recently introduced a new certification program to help corporate truck fleets certify their greenhouse gas emissions output to help them be as transparent as possible to key stakeholders.

We believe building and construction fleets that position themselves as true industry leaders will remain patient and make decisions based on real data and metrics without basing their decisions on external pressures solely focused on popularity.

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McShane Construction has been chosen to build a 318-unit apartment building with ground floor retail in downtown Kennesaw https://weyerclaims.com/mcshane-construction-has-been-chosen-to-build-a-318-unit-apartment-building-with-ground-floor-retail-in-downtown-kennesaw/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 15:24:43 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/mcshane-construction-has-been-chosen-to-build-a-318-unit-apartment-building-with-ground-floor-retail-in-downtown-kennesaw/ Population Population estimates, July 1, 2021, (V2021) N / A Base of population estimates, April 1, 2020, (V2021) N / A Population, percentage change – April 1, 2020 (base of estimates) to July 1, 2021, (V2021) N / A Population, Census, April 1, 2020 33,036 Population, Census, April 1, 2010 29,783 age and gender People […]]]>
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Construction industry leaders launch program to attract young builders https://weyerclaims.com/construction-industry-leaders-launch-program-to-attract-young-builders/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 11:05:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/construction-industry-leaders-launch-program-to-attract-young-builders/ Dylan Newman, 19, exemplifies exactly the worker that Spokane construction industry leaders are targeting with a new program aimed at building job skills in area schools. Newman resisted the push to go to college and instead took a job right after graduating from Mead High School in 2021. He currently works for his uncle, framing […]]]>

Dylan Newman, 19, exemplifies exactly the worker that Spokane construction industry leaders are targeting with a new program aimed at building job skills in area schools.

Newman resisted the push to go to college and instead took a job right after graduating from Mead High School in 2021. He currently works for his uncle, framing and finishing steel roofing and siding for buildings with poles.

“I’ve been doing it for a little over a year now,” Newman said. “I’m not just learning business skills, but life skills and how to work with landlords.

“The normal thing for me to do was go to college,” he continued. “But from my perspective, you get a head start in your learning and you get paid to do it.”

Last week, the Spokane Home Builders Association and the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of American announced an effort called Frame Your Future.

Spokane Home Builders raised approximately $200,000 in local donations to fund the high school curriculum.

The first effort will begin with a two-year program at Innovation High School in Spokane, a charter school.

Brian Burrow, who sits on the board of Innovation High School, said the money will fund a pilot program involving about 100 students.

“This program really grew out of (industry) here expressing here that they were having trouble finding qualified candidates,” Burrow said. “We decided to give students interested in trades… a course.

Jennifer Thomas, spokeswoman for the Home Builders Association, said many shop programs were the first programs cut during budget shortfalls at Spokane Public Schools.

Although the organizations work with partners to organize fairs and two-day events, this does not have the same effect as students learning practical skills before graduation.

The construction industry in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area is suffering from the same labor shortages as in many places across the country, and the situation is about to get worse, a- she declared.

Thomas said about 23% of current entrepreneurs will reach retirement age in 10 years.

As schools moved away from training programs for young people for a future in construction, the Frame Your Future campaign was designed to fill the void left behind.

“Instead of waiting for someone to save us, we created the solution we needed and now we’re funding it,” Thomas said. “It’s good for the students, it’s good for the community and it’s good for the industry.

Market influences

Thomas said the Spokane area is underbuilt by about 30,000 homes and prices have risen so much that only about 8% of families in Spokane can afford to buy one right now.

Joel White, chief executive of the Spokane Home Builders Association, said a lack of available labor was partly to blame for rising Spokane-area home prices.

“It’s a matter of supply and demand. When you don’t have enough skilled workers, their wages go up and the demand goes up and therefore the prices go up,” he said. “It deprives families of home ownership.”

At the same time, Spokane County has held steady in the number of single-family home permits issued at about 1,500 per year for the past six years.

“COVID blew everything up,” White said. “We had a surprise in the industry. Buyers moved vigorously in the market. They came with equity.

“I think the whole industry and the community were caught off guard by how quickly they arrived in our community.”

Then supply chain issues hit. Contractors who once could order a window on Monday and get it on Friday now have to wait months.

But funding the Frame Your Future program, industry leaders hope, is a first step toward solving the only problem they can control: the local workforce.

“It will take time to change people’s perceptions,” White said. “Schools can put in all the classes they want, but if the kids don’t want to be part of the construction industry, we can’t force them.

“What we can do is show them the benefits of the career. It’s a great opportunity,” he continued. “It’s one of the fastest career paths to business ownership.”

Industry Navigator

Cheryl Stewart, executive director of the Inland Northwest Association of General Contractors, said last week her organization appealed to a national spokesperson who said nearly all construction companies nationwide are hiring and 88 % say they have vacancies.

Stewart added that the same forces driving up costs in the housing market are doing the same for commercial construction.

As part of the local push, she said the MCO funded a position at WorkSource Spokane. This person, whom she referred to as an industry navigator, will work specifically with those interested in joining or growing in the construction industry.

“They’re the experts on how to get into the industry,” Stewart said of the post. “They will know who is hiring, what skills you need to have. It is their role. »

Dylan’s post

Newman, 19, volunteered to return to Mead and tell his story to his fellow students.

He earns about $22 an hour and drives a company truck. He works for his uncle, Jim Warner, owner of Colbert-based Solid Structures.

Warner, 46, also has a daughter who recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a business degree focusing on marketing and finance.

“Dylan earns 20% more than she earns with a four-year degree,” Warner said. “She’s not mad about it. But that’s just the reality. His demand is much higher right now than someone with a business degree.

Warner said a career in construction is rewarding, but it also has a physical impact on those who have been doing it for years.

“We are stuck with a large number of people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who have to leave our industry,” he said. “We’re stuck where we can’t move them around the office because we don’t have anyone moving in behind them to learn how to build these houses.

“It’s imperative that we have the Dylans.”

Warner, who also owns two other construction-related businesses, said he made as much or more money than many of his highly educated friends.

“It’s important for people to know that the trades are a great avenue,” he said. “Dylan wants to buy a house soon.

“I would like to see him at the age of 22 or 23, when everyone (in his class) is graduating from college, getting ready to buy their second home.”

And as for the current job market, Warner said, he would “hire 20 people tomorrow” if he had the chance.

“The construction business isn’t a bunch of toothless wonders trying to collect their $20,” Warner said. “That’s how people saw entrepreneurs before.

“Our guys drive nice trucks, have paid vacations and time off,” he continued. “These are career jobs.

“It’s nice to see the industry finally get to this point.”

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