Electrical Safety In Construction

Construction sites as a whole as safer than ever, with better resources for staff training available and new health and safety regulations to adhere to. But even with these advances in safety, there is still potential for things to go wrong. Electrical work plays a big part in the construction industry, with construction sites using…

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Dropped Kerb

If you’re looking to create a driveway for your property, you’d probably be surprised that the process is not as easy as you think. In order to park your vehicle on the driveway, you’ll need to have the kerb dropped outside of the property, and there are many different steps you’ll need to take to…

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Manual Handling In Construction

Manual handling in the Construction industry is something that happens on an every day basis, but there are multiple different situations that could lead to some disastrous consequences. According to The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers must put procedures in place to reduce or eliminate risks from lifting, carrying and handling heavy loads. With…

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What Is A Principal Designer?

As we’ve spoken about previously, health and safety is and should be a big concern for anyone working in the construction industry. With so much that could go wrong, it’s important to protect ourselves and reduce the amount of risks that we subject ourselves to. The role of principal designer was introduced back in 2015,…

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Working At Height In Construction

Construction has never been more safe as an industry, but there are still areas that can pose a potential threat. One of the biggest areas of risk in the industry is working at height, and the potential hazards that comes with carrying out work in the air. We’ve decided to take a look at some…

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The Benefits Of Outsourcing Utility Searches

Outsourcing is the idea of using an outside party for certain services that are usually done by the company in-house. By outsourcing this service to other people, you can save time by relying on experts to help complete the task. Outsourcing is a common practise used in the construction industry, with looking for a company…

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Is Construction The Last Challenge In The Battle For Gender Equality In The Workplace?

Construction has always been considered a ‘male dominated’ industry, but that statement may no longer be true in 2018. Times are changing and the presence of women in construction is a lot stronger than it ever was. While there are a lot of things we still need to improve on, we have seen an increase…

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5 Common Misconceptions About The Construction Industry

While the general perception of the construction industry has changed over the years, there are still a lot of common misconceptions that simply aren’t true. It’s easy enough to believe what you hear, but these myths about the industry could end up doing more harm than good. We’ve taken a look at some of the…

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5 Things Needed To Become A Great Construction Project Manager

With a team of skilled workers and all of the resources already bought, exactly how important is a construction project manager? A construction project manager will oversee all operations to do with the project and will lead and manage all aspects of the build. Essentially, a construction project manager will (you guessed it), manage a…

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Are You Wasting Hours Chasing Utility Companies?

Reduce time and save money by outsourcing to Cornerstone Projects. Experts in providing comprehensive, accurate plans on time – every time. Utility Searches We provide a cost effective service for anyone needing to locate buried utilities such as electricity cables, gas pipes, water mains, sewers etc. This may be necessary at the acquisition, feasibility, design…

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