We may have dodged a severe winter, but spring is here and with it comes unpredictable weather. It’s a good thing that construction site tents allow contractors to carry on despite what Mother Nature may bring.
While bad weather can mean increased productivity and fewer distractions for certain industries, it can cause apprehension and concern for general contractors. As most everyone in the construction industry knows, delays can mean missed deadlines, and that usually translates into lost revenue.
Are you worried the weather may cause unacceptable delays? Here is what the best contractors do to keep things moving.
Construction Tents Mitigate Weather-Related Delays
Spring high winds and rain can throw a major wrench into construction projects. As winds blow dust around job sites, workers, equipment, and site materials are all impacted. When gusts are especially severe, work can come to a grinding halt.
This applies to rain as well. Infiltration of water at any point in your process can mean not only costly delays but damage to building materials like drywall and plywood. Working conditions for your team degrade and wear and tear on equipment and tools without protected equipment storage increases.
Keep in mind these costs are not usually easy to recoup, even when they may appear to be written into your contract. However, when construction site tents become part of the equation, spring weather does not have to create costly delays.
“Employees will be able to work in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment, no matter what the weather conditions are outside.”
Do not count on spring weather being excusable.
Weather can be an excusable delay when it is unusual and severe, but as many unlucky contractors have found out, not everyone agrees on what constitutes “unusual and severe”. There is often a fine line between “excusable” and “inexcusable” when it comes to weather-related delays for construction projects.
Ask any construction lawyer and you will find that bad weather does not always constitute an acceptable excuse for halting of work. While labor strikes, problems with utilities, and archaeological finds may provide an extension of time, bad weather is not always a valid defense.
Countless court battles have been fought over this very notion, and it is quite common for courts to rule in favor of owners, not contractors. Bad weather must be “unforeseeable” in order for a judgement to be made in favor of a contractor.
The unpredictability of spring weather makes it hard to argue in court that torrential rains and high winds are not to be expected. Unless you keep working through the inclement weather, you are out of luck. Moreover, working through bad weather is a risk to workers and materials.
The best contractors avoid those legal nightmares and go with construction site tents and structures to prevent weather delays.
A Temporary Fabric Structure (TFS) can stand up to almost anything Mother Nature throws your way this spring.
Allsite’s construction site tents are designed to protect your site in practically any weather condition, including high winds, torrential rains, heavy snow loads, and extreme temperatures.
The rugged aircraft grade aluminum frames used in our construction site tents hold up remarkably well to high winds. It has a material strength similar to steel, but its light weight allows for ease of transport and relocation.
Combining our aluminum frames with the high-strength architectural fabric used in Allsite’s structures means our fabric structures can protect your construction site from unusually high winds and rain. Our fabric structures are designed to meet most local building codes for wind load requirements.
Rather than accepting bad weather delays and hoping for the best, smart contractors use temporary construction site tents. They help save time, money, and energy for everyone involved.
Do you want to know more about how Allsite’s TFS can keep your project rolling forward in practically any weather? Call our customer service at 888.599.5112 or click here to request a quote.