Tips for Construction Ventilation

 

Reduce common threats to your crew’s safety and create a better workflow by following these tips to improve the air quality surrounding your construction site.

Identify Airborne Hazards

Typical Construction airborne hazards include solvent vapors, silica dust, welding fumes, diesel fumes, and carbon monoxide, which can all be controlled by ventilation or by increasing fresh air supply. These hazards should be considered when addressing ventilation systems for your project.

Temporary Heating and Cooling

Peak winter and summer months bring temperature challenges for construction sites. To maintain efficient construction and quality of your project, providing temporary heating and cooling for your employees is crucial. If you are utilizing an air conditioner or heater, ensure the ventilation equipment does not interfere with evacuation routes in the event of a fire or other emergency.

Take Advantage of Natural Air

In addition to air mover fans and utility blowers, introduce outdoor air and aid in its distribution by opening windows, doors, or other openings in the structure if the weather is suitable. Our flexible ducts perform well outdoors because they can withstand a wide temperature range and are mold and mildew resistant.

Regulate Humidity

At a construction site, humidity can result in mold growth, faulty cement setting, corroded metalwork, early deterioration, wet surface coats, and ineffective adhesives. These kinds of issues cost money in labor, materials, and rework. Consider adding a dehumidifier along with your climate control ventilation.

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