Technology and Night ConstructionOctober 29, 2019
Technology is important to us. It should be important to everyone in this day and age. It’s the only direction that we’re going. Gone are the times when communications were completed by paper and in-person. Gone are the times when marketing was always visual printouts and shared wherever was convenient. Word-of-mouth is even gone. Now we need to think about apps and social channels and email and everything else that can be done on a screen of one of many sizes.
You may not think that that pertains to construction, let alone your foundation, let alone VIC Underpinners. Well, visitors of the VIC Underpinners blog, you thought wrong. In order to stay ahead of the curve and ahead of the industry, we need to think about things like technology and its latest and greatest trends. In today’s post, we’re looking at technology and how it pertains to construction… at night.
The focus is compliance, and ensuring that we’re within the lines of the different city and council rules for night construction. After all, how annoying is it when there’s construction in the wee hours of the morning, when you’re trying to get your last few hours of sleep. While we’re a company that wants to get things done quickly, and on your schedule, we’re also a company that wants to be respectful of your neighbours and of your area in which you live.
So, we do our research, and we found this interesting article.
New York is a great example. They call it the city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is okay with that. Their city council recently introduced legislation that puts a limit on the amount of construction that can be completed. In support, the Department of Buildings shared an interactive map online which allows residents in different areas to research details about the work that’s done during evening hours AND if it’s compliant with the necessary permits. You can check out that map here.
There are a bundle of benefits: you can see the locations of construction around the city, what’s required for work before 7 a.m. and after 6 p.m., and what’s required over the weekend. Additionally, based on this new feature, you can find links to the DOB’s database – available to the public – to learn everything you possibly can about permits, like whether your scope of work is allowed, what type of work is allowed, and the hours that you’re available to work. To put things in perspective, there are more than 1,400 locations currently listed on the site.
Albeit a big city, this is just one city. The VIC Underpinners team hopes that this will be a trend in cities around the world. Staying within the lines and playing by the rules sets us up for success, and you know that our business vision is to always be as successful as possible – for us and for you.
Questions? Give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you.