Pedestrian Fence on rent for the President’s Event

Barricades for president

Action Barricade is focused on creating safe environments for big events, such as any Presidential Events. We can recommended the proper safety equipment based on what event you have. We can also focus on traffic control outside any large events. We provide anything from road barricades, to traffic control signs, and message boards.

Having the proper tools and equipment at your next event will increase cooperation from drivers and pedestrians. And to insure that the equipment is reliable and safe, we research all of our products to guarantee you the most efficient event tools. In order to create the most controlled event environments, it requires a reliable and knowledgeable company to provide, set up, or sell you the right barricades. action barricades

For more information on how to buy or rent the best event barricades, you can visit us at: Action Barricade, LLC

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Avoid Traffic Congestion for a Smooth Ride

I live in Phoenix and during rush hour my two daily commutes last roughly forty-five minutes to an hour each.  When I’m lucky enough to miss rush hour all together, however, my commute lasts just under thirty minutes.  And, boy let me tell you, I love missing rush hour!  Who wouldn’t?

Over many months and let’s be honest, much frustration, as I sat in my vehicle waiting for traffic to clear up, yet again, I realized there had to be a better way.  There had to be other ways, better ways, to detect and subsequently avoid traffic congestion rather than just waiting for the radio station’s “traffic report”.

Why had my research intuitive mind never realized it before?  Once my brain became sensitized to finding inventive ways to avoid traffic congestion, I started to find a variety of interesting traffic detection software, websites and apps.  Most of which worked pretty well when put to the test.

By using one, or a combination, of the following methods to avoid traffic congestion you’ll be assured a smooth ride as you bypass the pitfalls associated with rush hour traffic.

Map out Alternative Routes

I can’t stress this enough!  One of the best, and quite frankly, the easiest methods for ensuring you’re able to avoid traffic congestion is to simply map out alternative routes.  And, while two will suffice, it is ideal to map out a few more than that.  So that you can better imagine alternating your route, here is an example:

On any given day, I must travel down Interstate 10 to arrive home, which as we all know is notorious for traffic congestion.   But by alternating my route by just a few blocks, so that I get on and off on a different exit, I’m able to effectively shave time off of my commute.  My advice for finding alternative routes includes:

  • Asking your friends, and/or co-workers, if they know of any shortcuts you could use to shorten your ride.
  • Review online and offline maps to explore routes.  Online maps, including those on your smartphones, will generally provide you with an estimated time of arrival.

Play With Your Timing

If it seems like your always stuck driving in rush hour traffic, like me, you may want to consider speaking with your boss about tweaking your time just a little bit.  Starting a half hour later could help you avoid traffic congestion all together.

Listen to Traffic Reports

Traffic reports are broadcast on virtually every radio station a few times per hour during rush hour.  It pays to continue listening to these reports for the duration of your ride so as to ensure you don’t get stuck behind a traffic accident later on down the road.

Get Traffic Information on Your Phone

Using apps, such as Waze, allows you to get status updates from other drivers advising you of any negative traffic conditions before leaving your location – please steer away from using this or any other app while on the road.

These apps can provide you turn-by-turn directions, traffic speed information, see information on accidents, street closures or police barricades – all of which is provided by other users, first respondents, fleet operators and local transportation departments.

Construction Industry: Vocabulary

There are many words within the construction industry that are crucial to know, if you plan on being in the field or already are. Here are a few vocabulary words of terms that are not usually heard everyday, by those not in the construction industry.

Bagasse – low-density fiberboard made of wood fibers or sugar cane residue

Backdraft – burning of heated gaseous products of combustion when oxygen is introduced into an environment whose oxygen supply has depleted due to fire, often occurs with explosive force

Axial Load – a load that passes through the centroid of a section under construction and is perpendicular to the plane of the section

Atria – a large open space within a structure connecting two or more floors

Ashlar Masonry – stone cut in rectangular units

Arched Truss – a truss with an arched upper chord and a straight bottom chord, with vertical hangers between the two chords.

If you would like to study more vocabulary words, visit Quizlet.com for up to 219 Construction Vocabulary words!

Weather Never Stops Us Phoenicians!!

As the weather warms up here in Phoenix, it’s as if this is also the time for the construction industry to get to work. Driving around downtown Phoenix, you will see multiple construction sites with construction workers working hard in the heat. What you will find here in Phoenix is that the heat does not stop the work needing to be done.

Many times, you are left with sweaty and hardworking men and women, who are determined to get their job done, just as anyone in an office or restaurant would. Regardless of the season, when it is time to work, that is exactly what happens.

Action Barricade understands this work ethic and we are always ready to help supply you and your company with the materials and traffic control devices to get the job done. We carry all kinds of traffic control signs, construction barricades, and even light towers, for those jobs that run through the night. We will even help recommend you the appropriate set-up of traffic control equipment for the specific needs of the project.

There is constantly work to be done, even though the hot Summers of Phoenix, but the project is completed each time with the right equipment and strong working team.

What is the Goal of the Project… ?!

 

Safety is always important in any type of task and/or events. Here at Action Barricade, we have all your traffic control equipment needs in order to keep every person safe while starting and complete each project. Each project requires different traffic control equipment to accomplish that specific task, for example, if the goal is to perform construction work overnight, light towers would be recommended, while construction during the day may require traffic cones, and so forth.

Knowing what is need for each project and/or task is crucial in starting and completing it. Just like any other project we were told to create while in school, starting at the brainstorming stage is important. This allows for questions that can be considered and answered before even arriving at Action Barricade. Important questions to considered are as follows:

What am I trying to accomplish?

How long will this project take?

What traffic control equipment is best for the specific needs?

When and where will this project take place?

How can Action Barricade help in completing each project?

Spending time on trying to answer these questions and coming up with more questions will essentially help to better understand the project as a whole. Even if the answer to the question is unknown, for example, “How can Action Barricade help…”, just let us know the plan and ask all your questions, and we will come up with the rest. We provide assistance in traffic control plans and service. This means helping with the initial plan or the current plan. We have traffic control equipment to suite each demand, such as, arrow boards, temporary concrete barriers, even temporary water-filled barriers, and so much more.

Even having experience in the field, these questions help to establish a solid plan that can be executed through the knowledge of what materials and equipment must be used to complete the task. We work and assist anyone who needs traffic control devices and equipment!!

Is your project coming up? Take a seat and begin brainstorming for the best solutions for each project. Get creative and draw, write, chicken scratch, or any other method that works best for you in creating the perfect plan. Then stop by or give us a call at (602) 288-6350 to discuss all the traffic control equipment that is needed to get the job done efficiently and without any harm to others and employees!!

Traffic Control Art…

 

Lately, the Phoenix area appears to be going through many renovations, as there are traffic control signs directing the drivers away from roadwork, in many busy intersections.  For those of us who have a driver’s license, we are well aware that we must know the meaning of each Traffic Control Equipment that is setup. Yet, there are those who have a creative way of using Traffic Control Equipment to make things a bit more exciting. There are many “traffic control art” out and around the city. So, we challenge the readers to find more of these artistic and amusing signs that people have put together with approval.

Here is our submission—>  Action Barricade Submission:

This is the “traffic barrel monster”. He was created by a North Carolina student a few years ago.  The student was able to create this giant monster out of traffic barrels.

Send us your fun and interesting pictures of artistic displays of traffic control equipment, we’d love to share them on our blog!!