Prefabricated Envelopes Deliver Flexibility to Projects

By George Vangelatos and Chuck Eyberg Today’s project owners want reduced costs and shorter construction time, while still seeking high-quality materials. One option to explore is prefabricated exterior building envelopes. Especially when used in large projects, prefabricated envelopes are made possible by integrated teams working together to answer client objectives. For example, take Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Lundquist Tower in California. The expansion tower was conceived to have several skin types with elegant detailing. The project team worked together to devise an offsite prefabricated skin, which achieved high quality at a lower cost, and saved six months on the critical … Read more

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DEWALT Launches Jobsite WiFi Access Points Built for Construction

DEWALT recently launched its Jobsite WiFi Access Points (DCT100), which are made in the USA with global materials and built to withstand tough construction site conditions. Because reliable internet access is a necessity on residential and commercial construction sites of any size, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points utilize the user’s existing ISP to provide jobsite wireless internet coverage. With an operating temperature of -4 F to 122 F, the Access Points are IP67 rated to protect against dust and water submersion. In addition, the Jobsite WiFi mobile app, coming soon, will provide detailed steps to guide users through the simple … Read more

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MSA Rolls out New V-SHOCK Line of PFLs

MSA rolls out new V-SHOCK line of Personal Fall Limiters for fall protection with the V-SHOCK Mini PFL, designed with rugged overmold housing to withstand abusive jobsite environments. It incorporates the groundbreaking radial energy-absorption technology found in the V-TEC line of self-retracting devices, which eliminates the need for an energy-absorber outside of the housing, making the unit more compact and lighter than other competitive options on the market. The V-SHOCK Mini PFL is suitable for use in multiple work-at-height applications in industries such as construction, general industry and oil and gas.

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Hy-Brid Lifts’ Self-Propelled Scissor Lifts Offer Lightweight, High-Capacity Alternative to Ladders and Taller Lifts

Custom Equipment’s Hy-Brid Lifts’ self-propelled low-level scissor lifts — the HB-1030, HB-1230 and HB-1430 — give contractors lightweight, high-capacity alternatives to mast lifts and taller scissor lifts. Although compact, their platforms provide ample space for tools and supplies, minimizing trips up and down to reload, while low wheel loads allow users to maneuver onto delicate flooring with minimal risk of damage. The all-purpose, heavy-duty lifts feature working heights as high as 16, 18 and 20 feet, respectively, and offer high capacities. The HB-1030 can hold as much as 750 pounds, while the HB-1230 has a platform capacity of 550 pounds … Read more

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