Managing Waste in Lean Construction

The practice of lean construction optimizes the construction process to be more efficient. Once issues are identified, it helps to implement changes throughout the company, resulting in improved cost control, tighter schedules, and more profitable projects. While lean construction practices can include financials to communication, but at its core, lean construction primarily focuses on operational…

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Find the Right Metal Fabricator

Selecting a metal fabricator to partner with a fabrication project is a critical decision. When you work with a quality metal fabrication shop there are several benefits you will receive.   A Metal Fabricator That Can Customize Most times, a fabrication project needs to meet specific requirements. An experienced fabrication shop will have the equipment…

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Factors in a Successful Construction Project

Overall, there are many factors that go into the successful completion of a construction project. In this blog, we will discuss several that can help you to meet the requirements and goals of the project effectively and efficiently. Open & Continual Communication Communication between all parties is essential throughout a construction project. When transparent communication…

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The Importance of the Pre-construction Phase

In general, pre-construction phase starts with the first owner and contractor meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the design and specific requirements of the project. When meeting, open and direct communication between all parties is vital to assure alignment on goals. By coming to agreement on the project scope, you can reduce…

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Drones in Construction

Drones are becoming a more valuable tool in construction, leading to several improvements such as more accuracy, better safety conditions, lower costs, and improved efficiency. The following are some of the top benefits of employing drones in a construction project.   Feasibility and Design Studies High-definition photos from drones can be used to create 3D…

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Construction Welding Safety Best Practices

It is every professional construction and fabrication provider responsibility to maintain a safe worksite. These safety practices protect not only the contractor’s crews but also any subcontractors, suppliers, client personnel and visitors. One prime area of consideration in any safety program is welding. The following are factors you need to review when practicing construction welding…

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Welding Fabrication Safety Best Practices

FI•CON crews always focus on the stringent safety procedures we have in place when performing welding fabrication. That includes protocols the welder needs to follow for personal protection. The following are tips to help keep welders safe. Welding Fabrication Protective Clothing Ultraviolet and infrared rays can damage skin while welding, as well as sparks. Wear…

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The Top Construction Trends in 2022

The construction industry is always evolving and never more than in the last few years. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in ongoing challenges that contractors continue to face. The following are construction trends that should continue in 2022. Construction Trends One: Labor Woes Labor shortages were only compounded by COVID-19. Studies show that at the beginning…

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How to deal with the supply chain shortages

By now we have all heard about the supply chain issue. It affects everything from items on the store shelves to material for manufacturing. The construction industry is no exception. However, shortages do not change the fact that construction and fabrication providers must fulfill customer requirements. At Fi•CON Construction and Fabrication, we have put in…

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The Essential Steps in Steel Fabrication

Like any successful outcome, a metal fabrication project must follow the essential steps. First in the process is design. Today, engineers use CAD (computer aided design) software, such as AutoCAD or Solidworks. These programs let designers create complex projects with accuracy to exact specifications.   Cutting With the low tolerance in metal fabrication, using the…

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