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How to Overcome Challenges in Powerline Construction Projects on Protected Land

On March 2, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Environmental regulations are often put in place to protect wildlife, plantlife, and surrounding habitats. What happens when these protections intersect with powerline construction projects? Keeping powerlines operational requires occasional access for maintenance and repairs. When the only right of way is through protected land, utility companies need viable solutions that provide safe access and minimize the environmental impact at the same time. 

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What to Look for in Site Preparation Services Vendors

On February 23, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

One key step in any construction project is preparing the site. This must happen before any type of construction begins in order to ensure that the ground is level and ready for building. Although every site is unique and will require different steps, there are some typical site preparation processes that you can expect for most construction projects.

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What to Know About SWPPP Construction Requirements

On February 16, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Depending on the location and scope, some construction projects are subject to compliance with stormwater discharge requirements to prevent runoff that can cause significant harm to waterways. Federal and state regulations require project owners to create and implement a plan to mitigate these potentially harmful effects.   

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How Environmental Restoration Services Can Impact Your Next Construction Project

On February 10, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

A construction project is complete not when the structure is finished but when the surrounding environment has been returned to its original state. Most people focus on the completed project, but when the area around the site is not restored, it’s unsightly and noticeable. From the first day of planning, construction managers must have a strategy—and a budget—for environmental restoration.  

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Sustainable Construction: Using Environmental Matting Solutions

On February 3, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

There is no avoiding the fact that construction projects can be disruptive to the surrounding environment, but the impact can be minimized with a simple, cost-effective approach to site access. Environmental matting solutions are designed to allow people and equipment to safely move to and from the site while protecting the ground below. Whether the project requires access through a protected sensitive environment or a private right of way, using the right access mats is essential for sustainable construction. 

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5 Ways the YAK TRAK App Can Make Your Next Site Access Project Easier

On January 27, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Project managers have a lot to juggle when overseeing site access—organizing materials storage, timing the arrival of heavy equipment, and coordinating multiple crews to name just a few. The last thing you want to worry about is when your mats will arrive. With the YAK TRAK app, you can handle all of your matting details in one place. This allows you to save time and resources, keep projects on schedule, and better manage materials on-site.    

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Maintaining Safe Work Environments When Using Heavy Equipment for Site Access

On January 20, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Construction managers use many metrics to determine the success of a project, and safety is one of the key factors in the equation. Even if a project is completed on time and on budget, if there is just one safety incident, the project cannot truly be considered a success. For projects that require heavy equipment to access remote sites, maintaining a safe work environment around that equipment is an additional element that must be considered during the planning process. 

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How to Prepare for the Unexpected with Site Access Planning

On December 9, 2021 | By Kathy Hopper

The No. 1 factor to consider when creating a site access plan is safety. Construction projects in remote locations are particularly challenging to plan for because you must transport heavy equipment, building materials, and workers to the site for the duration of the project—and it must be done safely from day one.

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5 Construction Project Management Tools for Cost-Savings Initiatives

On November 24, 2021 | By Kathy Hopper

Access, installation, and maintenance projects require more than physical grit. Logistics and project management skills require heavy lifting, too. Civil contractors want to win more bids, track progress, and analyze their spending in real time. 

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Planning for Your Next Complete Site Access Project

On November 11, 2021 | By Kathy Hopper

Pipeline, power line, and renewable energy projects take place in some of the most remote parts of the country. As crews arrive on-site, they’re ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. But skipping over the preparatory steps of any access project can cost teams dearly in the long run. Thick vegetation and steep inclines prove treacherous for construction crews without the proper precautions in place.

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