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Construction Sites Stand to Lose Without Security?

Construction Sites Stand to Lose Without Security?

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Security | No Comments

How Much Money Does the Average Construction Site Stand to Lose Without Proper Security? Construction theft has become big business. National heavy equipment theft in the U.S. increased from 11,486 reported incidents in 2013 to 11,625 in 2014, a growth of 1.2 percent, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The NICB estimates that national losses [...] More
4 Most Effective Solutions for Your Construction Site

4 Most Effective Solutions for Your Construction Site

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Jobsite Security | No Comments

4 Most Effective Security Solutions for Your Construction Site Construction theft is often called a "billion-dollar crime" as the industry loses more than $1 billion to theft each year and less than 20 percent is recovered and returned to the project owner. While loss prevention is a part of any business, theft can be especially [...] More
Managing and Restricting Access to Your Job Site

Managing and Restricting Access to Your Job Site

By Carlos Hazbun | Access Control, Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Security | No Comments

A Guide for Managing and Restricting Access to Your Job Site Access control is one of the keys to solid security, but most access control systems are hopelessly outdated. Relying on outdated technology deprives you of new security technology that can strengthen your job site security. Here’s a look at the latest access control hardware and [...] More
Is Your Construction Project OSHA Compliant?

Is Your Construction Project OSHA Compliant?

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Mobile Surveillance, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Is Your Construction Project OSHA Compliant? Boise construction company Alta Construction faces proposed OSHA fines of $106,000 for endangering workers by failing to follow safe trenching practices while building a 644-parking space garage, the Idaho Statesman reported. OSHA has stepped up its vigilance of trenching violations following the death of two workers and the injury of [...] More
Four Ways Documentation Can Solve Your Construction Company’s Problems

Four Ways Documentation Can Solve Your Construction Company’s Problems

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security | No Comments

Four Ways Documentation Can Solve Your Construction Company's Problems Every job site at your construction company tells a story. Whether that story contains gaps and causes problems is up to you. Loss prevention, safety issues, permit denials and labor disputes all depend on your site's story, and something you need to make sure it all [...] More
4 Common Items Stolen at Construction Sites

4 Common Items Stolen at Construction Sites

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Jobsite Security, Surveillance | No Comments

4 Common Items Stolen at Construction Sites (& How to Prevent Theft) Loss prevention is an enormous element of a construction company's budget. Although the National Equipment Register (NER) estimates between $300 million and $1 billion in equipment is stolen off job sites each year, there is no official registration like there is for car [...] More
The Comprehensive Security Plan: Your First, Best Line of Defense

The Comprehensive Security Plan: Your First, Best Line of Defense

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

The Comprehensive Security Plan: Your First, Best Line of Defense Commercial building and construction sites come with inherent risk. More than 10 million Americans work in the construction field, but the combination of physical labor and on-site heavy equipment lead to a "higher rate of injuries and fatalities compared to other industries." Protecting workers demands [...] More
4 Reasons Construction Companies Fail

4 Reasons Construction Companies Fail

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Business, Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Security | No Comments

4 Reasons Construction Companies Fail Many business owners in the construction or contracting business are fantastic craftsmen — the quality of their work is never the issue — but keeping up with the "preventative maintenance" of running a business is where many fail. According to U.S. Census data from 1989 to 2002, nearly 14 percent of all [...] More
Builders Risk: Qualifying for Reasonable Security

Builders Risk: Qualifying for Reasonable Security

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Monitoring, Remote Monitoring | No Comments

Builders Risk Insurance and Qualifying for Reasonable Security Builders Risk Insurance is something that you will inevitably have to contemplate if you are going to be constructing a new property — the policy will protect the developing structure and on-site building materials from damage and theft. When you apply for Builders Risk Insurance, however, you [...] More
Builder’s Risk Insurance: What Is “Reasonable Security”?

Builder’s Risk Insurance: What Is “Reasonable Security”?

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Builder’s Risk Insurance: What Is “Reasonable Security”? In a builder’s risk insurance policy, you will almost always see some use of the term “reasonable security.” But what does this term mean and how does it impact your business? To answer that question, let’s start with builder’s risk insurance. Once a home is built and purchased, [...] More