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How to Assess the Condition of Your Parking Structure

Whether your parking structure is a multi-level garage or a few below-grade levels under a high-rise building, proactive condition assessment and diligent maintenance are imperative.  If problems are ignored, the harsh environment in garages, including corrosive deicing chemicals, freeze-thaw cycling, and the stress of thousands of vehicles traversing the deck, will quickly accelerate deterioration into…

What is Commercial Construction Management?

Commercial construction is a huge industry, and as the economy grows, commercial buildings are necessary for creating more space for more workers as population growth and business cycles also grow. Commercial construction projects are all unique. Every business owner has a different vision of their design and the structure of their building depending on the…

Are You Using Fall Protection Properly?

Are your employees properly protected from fall hazards? Are you absolutely sure that your equipment is up to OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards, and your employees properly equipped for fall protection? There’s nothing worse than a false sense of security, especially when working at great heights. There are many occasions when workers think they’re protected…

Signs of Parking Structure Deterioration

Parking structures are an integral part of cities all across the country, providing visitors and their vehicles with a place to park and shelter from the elements. They also often provide access to offices and housing. The challenging part of maintaining a parking structure is the onslaught of environmental stressors like moisture, expansion and contraction,…

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