While most people support ADA legislation, staying in compliance is sometimes easier said than done. Navigating the maze of complex and ever-evolving federal regulations can be confusing and overwhelming. MOORING understands that sometimes good intentions and Google do not cut it. Learn more about regulations as they apply to your facility.
When construction and renovation projects are on the agenda, many organizations do not have the option of closing their doors for an extended period. They must stay operational out of financial necessity or the critical nature of their business. Whether at an office, healthcare center, retail space, or any other workplace, keeping both the occupants and construction workers safe must always be a top priority.
When breaking ground on a new facility, a great deal of thought is given to the design and construction. Architects, engineers, and contractors collaborate to ensure every facet of the project will comply with building code and safety regulations to reduce risk, liability, expense, and the headaches of noncompliance. However, the same typically cannot be said for older buildings. The code-defined threshold for safe buildings has evolved. And while previous designs may be grandfathered in, many simply are not up to snuff by today’s standards. It is in these circumstances that the legal liability related to code and safety regulations becomes far more complex.
Commercial construction is expensive and stressful. There are hundreds of choices along the way that can make or break a project. Undoubtedly, one of the most important decisions you will make for your project is which construction firm you hire. While there are a plethora of contractors, construction firms, and handymen, not all vendors are created equal. Save yourself future headaches and costly mistakes by vetting potential partners carefully. Asking a few pertinent questions can eliminate easily preventable hurdles. But what are those questions?
Shutting down operations during a construction project can be a costly endeavor—and a completely unnecessary one. Installing appropriate temporary containment systems before construction begins can allow you to continue to operate your business with minimal interruptions or inconvenience. At MOORING, we use STARC Systems for our clients’ containment needs across a wide array of industries and building types, including commercial and corporate offices, airports, schools, life sciences and biotech facilities, healthcare facilities, and data centers. Temporary containment systems can be utilized for restoration and remediation projects in addition to full construction projects, enabling day-to-day operations to safely continue for the duration of the project.
The word safety took on an expanded meaning in 2020 with more considerations than ever before to keep employees out of harm’s way. While it’s still vitally important to pay attention to the usual workplace safety protocols, our industry must now implement best practices to prevent Covid-19—a known deadly invisible hazard—from adversely affecting the people who make our businesses successful.