Don't treat ideal construction site conditions as an afterthought. Include a performance-based climate control strategy in your project's planning stage. It saves money, prevents delays, and provides the project team with a safer working environment.
Why Develop a Heating Strategy for Your Construction Site
- Manage a spec: Weather can affect construction sites differently, making it essential to act quickly and create ideal heating and drying conditions. Deploying a system that uses remote monitoring to automatically react to changing conditions is an effective way to maintain conditions.
- Work through unfavorable weather: Don't let weather disruptions delay your project; a heating strategy enables continuous work and ensures material remains in spec.
- Ensure successful surface coatings: Prevent slow drying and premature failure of paint and coatings systems when conditions exceed manufacturer recommendations
- Prevent mold, rot, and corrosion: Combat moisture-related issues with a project-specific heating strategy that includes humidity control, and preserving materials while installing them under ideal conditions.
- Boost productivity and safety: A winter heating strategy enhances worker comfort, productivity, and safety.
- Choose safe heating methods: Know when to use indirect-fired or electric heat over direct-fired heat for safety and a clean breathing environment.
- Define your heating goals: Establish specific goals for temperature, humidity, and worker comfort to guide your heating strategy.
- Consider space size: Determine the cubic footage of the space to ensure energy-efficient heating solutions.
- Address heat losses: Identify areas where heat escapes to minimize transfers and losses, optimizing your strategy.
Heating Strategy Considerations
After outlining the major components of your site’s heating strategy, show them to a construction drying service provider, like Polygon. These specialists will use the information to determine the right types of climate control solutions for your needs. At Polygon, we use indirect-fired heat for its environmental and health benefits. This type of heater produces clean, dry air that’s free of fumes to promote green building standards and a healthy work environment. For assistance with creating a heating strategy for your project or to learn more about Polygon’s cost-effective climate control solutions, talk to a specialist today.
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