There is no denying that the construction site is a busy place and as a result, daily reporting may seem excessive, unnecessary and may get in the way of the day to day running of the site for many of us. Tedious and repetitive are words that have come up time and time again in reference to reports and it may seem a very pointless task as many days on the construction site can be the same. Daily reports will never be a site manager’s favourite thing to do however they are very important documents which can ultimately protect the firm in litigation cases and in industry where there has been many disputes (often not resolved for months and sometimes even years) the importance of daily reports cannot be stressed enough.Posted in Useful knowledge
If you are lucky enough to have a number of projects on at once then great, but do you have the workforce and the resources to be able to manage multiple projects? The likelihood is probably not. If you are a project manager working for a busy construction firm, you might find yourself stretched thin with regards to time and whilst other industries may be able to offer flexible working such as working from home, this isn’t an option when it comes to the construction industry. Until now…Posted in Useful knowledge
We’re huge fans of impressive achievements in construction, and there are few more ‘wow’ moments than when someone achieves a world record for what they’ve engineered. Switzerland, home to the world’s favourite knife gadget, watches, chocolate, and cheese is also pretty well known for its incredible landscape (including famously picturesque views of The Alps). Now it’s earned its stripes for another reason – the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel.Posted in Useful knowledge
Whilst written documentation will always be a part of the daily routine on a construction site, a visual record of progress can both showcase the progress made on a project as well as help to identify any health and safety concerns and elements of quality control on the site. As well as this, photographing the progress has been known to increase productivity of workers and eliminate site waste. Problems on a construction site can often go on too long before they are identified and site managers should be following the fail fast, learn fast mantra’.Posted in Useful knowledge
One of the most hazardous and accident prone workplaces is the construction site with 3% of all construction workers in the UK sustaining a work-related injury in 2014/2015. Made up of mainly slips trips and fall (23%), lifting and handling (22%), falls from heights (19%) and being struck by an object (11%), these accidents resulted in 0.5 million days lost which could have been prevented if workers were aware of how to identify potential dangers on construction sites.Posted in Useful knowledge
As one of the UK’s largest suppliers of construction equipment, we’ve built our success on several things – from the quality of the products we sell to the in-depth knowledge of every member of the team. One of the most important things, however, is our belief that every single customer’s needs are unique and, therefore, every single conversation with us needs to be too. In our eyes, there’s no better way to understand the current issues, needs and wants of the industry than finding ways to speak with those who work within it and engage. The Multiquip team, then, were thrilled to make a trip down the road to Birmingham for the 2016 UK Concrete Show – the biggest of its kind in Europe.Posted in Company News
The Multiquip team are thrilled to announce we’ll be exhibiting at Europe’s number one specialist concrete event this Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th February. The UK Concrete Show, now in its sixth year, is one of the most exciting calendar dates in the construction industry’s diary and a perfect opportunity for us to showcase some of our brand new products. The event is, quite simply, the place to be for anything and everything to do with concrete with live demonstrations, masterclasses and, of course, our lovely team!Posted in Company News
With the construction industry set to grow by 23% from 2014 to 2018 and contributing £12 billion to the UK economy by the end of 2016, if you were ever in need of sub-contractors, this is probably the time. Of course you might have a great construction team and apprentices galore but would you turn down a major contract due to lack of resource? If the answer is no then sub-contractors are the answer.Posted in Useful knowledge
Working in the construction industry, we all see a funny project or two in our time. If Multiquip’s building equipment could talk, we’re fairly sure it would have just a few stories to tell – from the precise requirements of *very* picky customers, to the unique needs of certain territories, protected areas or land.
We have to admit, however, having trawled the internet for the most unusual man-made constructions, we’re not sure how many times they’ve seen buildings this quirky. Here’re just a couple of our favourite projects from across the world.
No project manager wants a job to go over budget. Regardless of the complexity and ambition, we all have the intention of keeping costs as low as possible. However, it doesn’t always happen.
Keeping things on budget isn’t easy. Keeping things under budget is even harder. Determination, hard work, commitment and thorough planning, however, can make it possible – here’s our tips for making the best effort of it.Posted in Useful knowledge