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!

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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!!

Importance of Traffic Control Devices

Traffic Violation

Every day, most people need to be at work, school, or even outside for a morning jog. For those who drive, following the driving law in your state is always crucial to getting to your destination without any violations or accidents. Over the years, the fines for traffic violations have gone up in hopes of encouraging drivers to be aware while driving. As encouraging as it may be, many licensed drivers still continue to receive a variety of tickets, all categorized under traffic violations.

Traffic Control Device

One tip to avoid a traffic ticket is simply to be aware of ALL traffic control devices. These traffic control devices are there to protect each and every driver, as well as, any employees working on a construction site near the roads. Failure to do so, will cost anywhere from $184 to $224 in the City of Phoenix, and a ticket that will affect your driving record. The violation code for this ticket is 28-644A1 and is called, “Disobeying Traffic Control Device”.

As easy as it sounds, many people fail to follow the traffic control devices. Knowing to avoid any distractions while driving, and paying attention to each traffic control device, will surely keep you out of trouble with your state’s driving laws. As for car accidents, that is a different story. Stay distraction free, keep your eyes out for those traffic control devices, and KNOW what each signs means, and get to your destination safely, and ticket free!!

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Flagger Training Program

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Working in the field of traffic control, it is important to have core knowledge about traffic control practices. As a Registered Flagger, it is important to recognize dangerous traffic situations, stand for extended time periods, and know that physical activities are demanded.

Action Barricade Co. provides a training program that will leave you with the core knowledge, information, and necessary awareness to conduct your job efficiently while utilizing traffic control equipment!!

Sign up today by filling out a form to begin our Flagger Training Program or give us a call at (602) 288-6350.

Traffic Safety Barricades

Traffic Safety Barricades

Traffic Safety Barricades

Traffic safety barricades have those orange and white stripes for a reason. These stripes indicate which direction traffic is expected to pass on. In order to meet the requirements stated in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the alternating orange and white stripes slope down in the expected direction drivers should adhere to. For example a right traffic safety barricades would be situated on the right side and the orange and white stripes would slope upwards, whereas a left barricade would assume the position on the left hand side and the orange and white stripes would slope downward.

Action Barricade Co. not only provides traffic safety barricades, but we also provide other traffic control equipment as well as traffic control services!