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  • November 15, 2017

    A common reaction to today's “do more with less” environment is to work longer hours and insist crews work harder. This strategy quickly hits a wall. How effective are workers when fatigue sets in? How much harder can you really make people work? The answer to time compression and resource starvation isn't working longer hours or working harder. The answer is working smarter — that is, more efficiently. Let's see how to make that happen.

    Click here to read more about the steps you can take to work smarter, not harder, on the jobsite. 

  • November 15, 2017

    Increasingly, construction firms are leveraging technology to realize jobsite efficiencies that speed project completion and cut costs. Facing numerous pressures such as labor shortages, increased material costs and the demand for shorter construction lifecycles, the more successful firms are using a combination of different technologies to collect and leverage data, automate manual processes and complete tasks with greater accuracy and speed.

    Click here to read more about the latest jobsite technology taking hold of the industry.

  • November 15, 2017

    Every hour of the workday counts, especially when you are on site. Unfortunately, research has shown that up to two-thirds of a mobile tradesman’s days are lost to a variety of time-wasting activities, including the search for tools and materials and the eventual trip to and from the hardware store to purchase misplaced or forgotten supplies. These tasks, along with other time-robbing activities such as inventory shortages and good, old-fashioned disorganization, can and will severely impact productivity and profitability if left unaddressed.

  • November 2, 2017

    Johns Manville recently hosted a live webinar with SLR Consulting addressing the key components to developing an acoustical strategy to mitigate unwanted noise in industrial environments. You can watch a full recording of the webinar here.

    Our co-hosts, Doug Fast, from Johns Manville, and Pascal Everton, from SLR Consulting discussed everything from acoustical testing to material selection. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, don’t worry, we’ve distilled the presentation into the 5 key takeaways regarding industrial acoustics:

  • November 2, 2017

    Noise is defined as, "the unwanted, unpleasant or disagreeable sound that causes discomfort to all living beings". Sound intensity is measured in decibels (dB), that is the tenth part of the longest unit Bel. One dB is the faintest sound that a human ear can hear.

    Click here to read more about the different kinds of noise pollution and the preventative measures you can take to mitigate it.

  • November 2, 2017

    While cement plants and their related quarries are typically located in rural areas, there are almost always noise-sensitive homes nearby. More recently, the encroachment of expanding communities has become an increasing challenge for existing plants and quarries. Accordingly, the cement industry faces a common challenge of greater environmental scrutiny from all levels of government and the communities with which they co-exist.

  • November 2, 2017

    Proper noise controls of the industrial plants based on accurate noise prediction are important since noise from these plants will affect wide area both inside and outside of the plants. Also, occupational noise exposure is serious problem for workers of the plants. However, it is not easy to predict the noise propagation from the industrial plants such as refineries, petrochemical and gas treatment plants because of their huge amount of noise sources and complicated structures as obstacles and reflectors.

  • October 18, 2017

    Implementing an industrial acoustical control strategy goes far beyond selecting an insulation with a high NRC (noise reduction coefficient) value. There are nuances and details that are key to understanding the acoustical needs of the system and selecting the appropriate materials to address those needs.

  • October 18, 2017

    In any work environment, there can be many reasons to keep sound levels within a reasonable range. Sound levels above this range are perceived as "noise." Noise can distract the workforce, creating an unsafe workplace. Or, worse yet, it can cause hearing loss.