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By Steve Fountaine

With the warmer temperatures of spring quickly approaching, now is a great time to take on a few "spring cleaning" tasks not just around your home, but around your commercial building as well. After all, your commercial building has likely been through a lot over the harsh, cold months of winter. Here are a few spring cleaning maintenance tips that you'll want to follow to ensure that your building is ready inside and out for the warmer seasons.

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By David Bronovicki

From high school kids switching classes to employees wheeling medical equipment, it’s a fact that the interiors of some buildings will take more of a beating than others. When you’re planning high-traffic construction projects for hospitals, outpatient centers, transportation hubs and schools, you understand resilience is often on the want list, while value is always on the need list.

Here are some ways you can upsell interior wall protection that offers clients resilience and value:

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By Jeffrey Gayer
 
According to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the construction and manufacturing industries are the sources of the most job related eye injuries in the U.S.  These workplace eye injuries range from simple eye strain to severe trauma, which can cause permanent damage or blindness, requiring emergency attention.  However, “90 percent of all workplace eye injuries are preventable with the appropriate eye protection,” the AAO says.
 
So if 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable, why do workers not wear protective eye gear?

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In the construction industry, upstream parties, such as project owners and general contractors, typically seek to secure insurance risk transfer protection from accidents that occur on the job. An indemnification clause in a contract with a subcontractor is one way to achieve that goal. Another way is to require the subcontractor to include an additional insured endorsement in their general liability coverage to extend coverage to an upstream party as an additional insured (AI).

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By Jemima Meyers

Equipment is expensive, and you definitely want a decent and high ROI on the capital that you have invested.  Heavy industrial equipment –especially farming, industrial or mining equipment – demands proper maintenance to ensure it functions smoothly.

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