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How Changing Temperatures Drastically Affect Construction Projects

How Changing Temperatures Drastically Affect Construction Projects

In today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the common issues that property owners face as temperatures begin to dip.

Fall is officially here. This means homeowners have to prepare themselves for the hazards and the challenges that the harsh, cold weather will bring. Protecting buildings and taking care to ensure safety while walking, driving, and living in the cold weather requires a significant amount of forethought. Still, managing seasonal changes for bigger structures like high-rises and skyscraper buildings could be considerably more challenging. In today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the common issues that property owners face as temperatures begin to dip. Read on to learn more!

Cold and Heat Exposure Can Ruin Finished Structures

Keeping all sidewalks clear and winterizing plumbing systems are not the only tasks for property owners to take care of. Freezing temperatures and intense storms can cause power outages, which can turn into a lack of heating inside buildings, frozen plumbing pipes, and water damage due to flooding. During the summer, property owners might struggle to manage their mold growth and other issues due to the increased humidity inside. Effective weather barriers and well-informed designs are important, and property owners and employees should address possible damages as soon as they can to prevent the spread. Backup power sources, any lousy insulation, and routine plumbing can help building and property owners minimize the risks of cold weather in the winter.

Cold Weather Presents Safety Issues for Construction Workers

Construction contractors in warmer climates have it easy. Those in the mid-Atlantic have to consider how humidity and temperature changes could impact different safety systems and building materials. Asphalt, concrete, and other materials might not perform well outside of specific temperatures and humidity parameters. Construction experts have got to consider these variables when planning projects that require any temperature-sensitive materials. Worker safety is also key. Metal, plastic, or other building materials experience stress in different scenarios, but construction workers can feel stressed as well. Cold stress and heat strokes can present various health risks for workers. Construction contractors can keep themselves safe in the cold by wearing layers, not touching metal with their bare skin, consuming warm drinks, and scheduling winter work during the day when it is warmer. For summer work, postponing work during days when it is extremely hot, keeping cool liquids around, and taking breaks can help workers stay safe while working in the heat. If you want to hire a construction company that performs above and beyond while working safely in fluctuating temperatures this fall and winter, then hire G&M Services today!

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G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved know how to handle equipment and potentially risky situations during a project. We offer services in the way of concrete core-drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, Air Barriers, Firestop, and BIM Project Management and Coordination. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.