Electrical Wiring is No Joke

Electrical Wiring

People are always looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to repairs or additions, even when it comes to electrical work. Often times people will attempt the repairs on their own or they may call a so called “handyman” who may or may not be qualified to handle the job.
A “handyman” may be able to do the electrical job that you need completed, but they also may not have the qualifications. So how are you to know one from the other? Much of the work performed in an electrical project is covered up by walls, wire junction boxes, or in a limited access location. This can lead to people easily covering up bad connections or improper electrical work. There have been instances where installers have used tape, paper clips, and other household items to connect wires. Plus, other instances, where wires that carry high voltage were fully exposed, which is a fire hazard. Owners of the house could be completely unaware of these practices, but the home owner is still liable for any work done on their home and they’re responsible for any liability that may arise from that work.

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Construction Schedules

Construction Workers Staffing Jacksonville FL

When planning the schedule for a construction project, one has to weigh the cost of labor against the time needed to complete the job. In basic terms, if it takes 6 days for 1 person to do a job, it should take 1 day for 6 people to do the job. However, construction jobs are not this simple and the relation of labor to time is much more complicated. For example, a building cannot be framed until the foundation is poured. So, it’s not only a matter of manpower, but how that manpower is allocated. This is the challenge for the General Contractor on site. I believe one of the biggest frustrations for a GC is having one or two subcontractors hold up the job and bring all other work to a halt. This is a common occurrence and one with few solutions once you’re at that point.

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