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Site Access Planning: 5 Essential Tips for Construction Project Managers

On June 18, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Site access planning is not the most glamorous component of being a construction project manager, but it is one of the most important. You are laying the groundwork for the rest of the project, and if you don’t get it right, the consequences can be significant. At best, you might experience delays when you’re not prepared for certain site conditions. At worst, you might encounter safety issues, experience unnecessary wear and tear on equipment, or suffer damage to your brand’s reputation.

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Keeping Project Sites Clean Using Track Out Mats

On June 11, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

There’s no doubt about it: construction sites of all kinds can get messy, and limiting that mess is a tough job. From removing dirt and mud to keeping materials organized, the more you can avoid messes in the first place, the less cleanup you’ll ultimately have to do.

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Is Your Workplace Grounded for Safety? How to Protect Against Hazardous Energy Using SAFESTEP™ EPZ Grounding Grates

On June 4, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Working on power lines, constructing and upgrading substations, and building new transmission lines comes with the risk of hazardous energy. Measures are always taken to ensure that lines are not energized while work is being performed, but this isn’t the only factor that contributes to hazardous energy. Understanding the potential risks and how to mitigate them is essential for protecting people at electrical utility work sites.

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HOW TO TRANSPORT CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES THROUGH A SWAMP

On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Construction is challenging enough without dealing with difficult terrain. Crews often have to tame the landscape before they can begin the hard work of building. In certain situations, they also need to leave a minimal impact on the land. In swampy terrain, builders must contend with wet ground that won’t support heavy equipment while also doing their best to protect these ecologically sensitive areas. Fortunately, hardwood wetland mats can offer a solution, provided you know how to utilize them.

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HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP ACCESS MATS AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE

On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Protecting ecologically sensitive areas such as wetlands is one of a builder’s most important responsibilities. This is why so many developers choose heavy-duty ground mats for construction sites where the presence of large equipment would otherwise damage fragile ecosystems.

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DUST CONTROL MATS FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES

On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Between heavy equipment rumbling in and out of the job site, tools digging into the soil and the loss of ground cover, construction activity kicks up a lot of dust. While grime is an inevitable byproduct of construction, dust control should be a high priority for builders. Not only does the control of dust from construction and demolition activities benefit the general public and the environment, but it also helps contractors keep their machinery in good condition. There are many techniques companies can use for construction site dust suppression, including timber access mats and related products. When used as dust control mats, these can be extremely useful for limiting the amount of fine particulate matter in the air.

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COMPARING DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCESS MATS

On March 21, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

There are many different types of access mats, each one serving a special and unique purpose. Depending on what the situation calls for, contractors may use one or more types of mats to improve the functionality of their vehicles and equipment while reducing their ecological footprint. Because there is so much variation among the different types of construction mats, knowing how to choose the right access mat is critical for achieving the desired results. With that in mind, here is some basic information to help you choose the best access mats for your project.

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HOW TO EASILY TRACK MAT DELIVERIES WITH YAK TRAK

On January 16, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Construction project management comes with a lot of unknowns, but the more you can reduce them, the better able you are to plan. The beginning of a project is the perfect place to start—you can’t get to work until access mats have been delivered. Streamlining mat delivery with modern solutions allows you to optimize crew schedules around delivery times and keep your site preparation plan on track. Using the YAK TRAK app gives you the visibility you need to manage site preparation for your next construction project. It’s as simple as opening the app to find out when mats have been picked up, how many are in the delivery, and what types of mats are in the order.

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3 Solar Construction Project Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

On November 30, 2023 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

As solar construction continues to expand, many project managers are learning about common mistakes the hard way. Fortunately, many of these are avoidable via proper planning and having the right team in place. By learning from these mistakes—hopefully before you’ve made them—you can avoid them on your next solar project.

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How to Estimate the Cost of Site Preparation for Your Next Project

On November 30, 2023 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

We have bad news for you: There is no stock formula for accurately determining site preparation costs for construction, power, and solar projects. Unique site conditions, project requirements, and local regulations are all contributing factors to the overall cost of site access. Unfortunately, the site access costs from your last project don’t translate to the next. The terrain could be wildly different, there might be protected species, or the temporary road could need to be a different length. If you can’t copy and paste from your last project, or if you have never dealt with site preparation, how do you estimate the costs? We have good news! You don’t have to do it on your own. The YAK ACCESS team has decades of experience with site access solutions across a broad range of industries and locations, so you can rely on our deep knowledge to get a quality proposal to incorporate into your overall project budget.

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