The Top 7 Construction Wonders of the World

There are the 7 natural wonders of the world and the 7 man-made wonders of the world, so we thought we’d present you with the top 7 construction wonders of the world:

1. Hotel & Casino Grand Lisboa, Macaumacau

Height: 261 meters
Cost to Build: £230 million
Completion Date: 2008

This building in the People’s Republic of China was designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man. The building is supposedly based on crystals, fireworks and Brazilian headdresses as these are symbols of prosperity. We think it looks more like a pineapple! Continue reading

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Every Question You Had About Generators, Answered!

Generators can be a tricky thing, especially if you aren’t the savviest person out there. But luckily for you, you’re not the only one out there struggling to come to terms with everything generator related. That’s why we’ve put together this very handy FAQ to help you figure it all out:

Q. What size generator do I need?

generatorsA. This really depends on what you need the generator for. There is no one-size-fits-all generator size, you need to figure out exactly what power output you require and then find a generator that provides enough power. Generally you want to allow for 10-15% more watts to be available in order to meet the breaker requirements. [Source]

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Health and Safety: Tips for Keeping Safe on Construction Sites

Whether you are a large company working on a multimillion pound development or a one-man-band doing building work as a self-employed career, you’ll want to stay safe on the construction site. Here are a few of our basic top health and safety tips to get you started.

health and safetyService Used Generators
Whether brand new, rented or rehiring a generator it is always best to service them. This should be done twice a year, even if the generator hasn’t been used. We recommend you do it in spring and autumn so you won’t fall into the trap of adverse weather conditions. It shouldn’t take more than an hour to service a used generator, so there are no excuses!

Log the maintenance work in a record book, this way you can look back over any problems that were found and fixed. Or why not invest in generator rehire, when and if you require one?


Wear Safety Clothing

Safety equipment may make you feel a little bit like Bob the Builder but it can save your life. A hard hat is the most recognisable piece of safety equipment worn on construction sites. This helmet will protect your head and brain from any bumps or falling items. Most manufacturers will recommend buying a new helmet every 5 years regardless of how it looks in order to assure its protective properties. Continue reading