• Is Your Company Benefiting from the 2018 Construction Boom?

    According to experts, 2018 has been a year of booming commercial construction. Has your company gotten in on the increasing demand for new construction work? At Scaffold Resource, we make it easy for construction companies to deliver for their customers with fast and safe scaffold rentals, shoring, wall bracing, and more.

    There are several factors driving the 2018 construction boom. First is increased optimism throughout all sectors of the economy. Business-friendly taxes and growth of the stock market mixed with reduced restrictions mean that commercial entities are ready to spend on new construction. Businesses are seeing increased need for office and commercial space to meet consumer demands and to make space for new staff to satisfy the needs of their market, which makes construction a must for many companies.

Be ready to take advantage of new construction jobs with help from Scaffold Resource. Our affordable scaffold rentals in Washington, D.C. are available even on a tight schedule, so you can get to work quickly. Make a reservation for scaffolding today by calling (301) 924-7223.

  • Types of Hard Hats

    When you’re working on a jobsite, one of the most important pieces of equipment to have is a hard hat. There are different kinds of hats that offer different kinds of protection, depending on whether you’re working on scaffolding, working with electricity, or working in other specialized conditions.

    Watch this video to learn about different kinds of hard hats. As you choose a hard hat, figure out if you need protection from overhead debris, such as that which may fall from scaffolding or shoring, protection from side impacts, or protection from electricity.

    Scaffold Resource is committed to jobsite safety and safe operation of our scaffold rentals in Washington, D.C. To find out more about our services, call (301) 924-7223.

  • Why Construction Projects Fall Behind Schedule and What to Do About It

    Construction projects frequently fall behind schedule. Unfortunately, the impacts can be extreme for everyone involved. The construction team faces extra expense that is not in the budget for work hours, scaffold rentals, and other costs associated with a lengthier-than-projected schedule. The customer who commissioned the construction faces inconveniences associated with delayed access to the finished work. Despite these issues, behind-schedule projects are extremely common. What causes these kinds of delays, and is there anything your team can do to reduce the chances of them happening? Here is what you need to know.

    Common Causes of Construction Delays

  • Any number of factors can lead to delays in construction project, and some of the causes are not predictable. However, there are some causes of timeline problems that occur more frequently than others. Some of these common causes of delays include:

    • Bad weather
    • Delays by subcontractors
    • Bureaucracy delays that slow down permitting approvals
    • Changes made to the project plan
    • Budgeting issues
    • Shortages of materials

    These factors can all cause delays of different lengths on a construction project. In most cases, these issues are not caused by the construction team, but mitigating the impact of the delays does rely on the onsite construction crew. For this reason, the construction team must do what it can to reduce these causes of delays from being an issue.

    Strategies for Reducing Delays

    Some causes of delays are out of anyone’s hands. For example, you can’t control the weather, and there is little you can do if the weather is preventing work from occurring. Other factors can be managed. Some strategies to consider include:

    • Don’t work with vendors or subcontractors who are frequently behind schedule
    • Have clear project plans agreed upon up-front to avoid late changes
    • Build in extra time when you’re ordering materials or applying for permits to account for delays

    It is also helpful to be conservative when projecting a timeline, so you have some wiggle room if an issue develops.

    Scaffold Resource can be part of getting your projects done on time with our shoring and scaffolding rentals. Find out more about scaffold rentals in Washington, D.C. by calling (301) 924-7223.

  • Spotlight on Our Work at Brent Wood Elementary

    During our many years in business, Scaffold Resource has had the honor to work on some of the nation’s most beloved landmarks. But none of that work is as important as the steps we took to safeguard America’s true national treasures: its children. Our shoring erection project at Brent Wood Elementary was particularly challenging because the school was in operation at the time. Ensuring the safety of each and every child on campus was our top priority on this job.

    There were other challenges regarding this project’s shoring erection. Namely, that we didn’t have reliable “as built” drawings available, and so our workers had to conduct a full evaluation of the existing old structure. Our engineers designed a cantilevered shoring system that turned certain elements of the building into counterweights.

    Scaffold Resource is available to provide shoring erection, sidewalk canopies, and scaffolding rentals at your construction site in Washington, D.C. Call our office at (301) 924-7223 to discuss your needs.