Mold is a destructive nemesis for the construction industry and it has caused numerous problems for all kinds of contractors ranging from electricians to HVAC to roofers to environmental remediation. For this reason, it is vital that contractors... (Read More)
Something you may be asked about when assessing a building or performing contracting duties is to assess the risk of lead poisoning.
Lead was used for many years in paints and other products found in and around our homes, schools and office... (Read More)
Are you the owner and operator of a general contracting business? Do you work in commercial or residential buildings? If your revenues are under $10 million, you may be able to benefit from a construction general liability policy.
Here at C&S... (Read More)
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for construction managers is expected to grow 11% by 2026, adding 44,800 jobs. This is faster than the job average for all occupations. Median pay varies from $44,000 to $93,000... (Read More)
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that was regularly used in housing insulation from the 1940s through the 1970s. It was flame retardant and an inexpensive material to use in home construction. Not only was it used in insulation, but also... (Read More)
Most of us have heard stories about the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos. A century ago it was commonplace for it to reside in the walls of a person’s work or home.
While the United States government stated in 1918 that... (Read More)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), defines ‘brownfields’ as properties where redevelopment, expansion and reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence of hazardous materials, pollutants or soil contaminants such... (Read More)
The construction industry has seen market ups and downs as it faces many challenges, including a shortage of workers. Personal referrals are great, but referrals alone may not generate the business needed to remain profitable. This is where a... (Read More)
Environmental contractors work in hazardous situations every day. They face unique challenges on the job and expose themselves to situations which can result in property damage or injury to others. When you work in a dangerous environment, accidents... (Read More)