A construction site is a complex and finely tuned operation. Though the materials used at the construction site are owned by the company having the work done, just about everything else has to be rented. Even larger construction companies that own some of their own equipment still need to rent certain essentials to make a project successful. To determine where you need to start when it comes to equipment, here are four things you’ll likely need to rent for your construction site.
Though most of the work at a construction site happens in the field, there has to be someone supervising the activity that occurs. The best way to keep everything coordinated is to rent one or more construction trailers. These trailers provide excellent spaces for planning, consulting, and maintaining site safety. Plus, they provide a climate-controlled break from the brutal conditions outside.
Some equipment, such as excavators, bulldozers, and other machinery can be used on a construction site of any type. Cranes, on the other hand, need to be customized to the job that’s being done. Rather than owning dozens of different types of cranes, it makes more sense to rent the cranes that you need when you need them. As part of this equipment, you’ll need expert rigging services to ensure that tools and materials can be safely hoisted to where they need to be.
What would a construction site be without at least one portable toilet? Portable toilets allow greater productivity since your personal won’t have to leave the job site to use the restroom. Given the extensive environmental implications of dealing with human waste, it’s easier to rent portable toilets and allow the sanitation company to take care of the rest. Be sure that the contract includes provisions to keep the units fully stocked for the duration of your project.
Lighting is another element that is largely dependent on the size of the project. Although you won’t need lighting during the day, it’s good to have at least some on-site lighting to help keep everything safe after everyone has left for the day. Plus, if you get close to the construction deadline and need to put in some overtime, adequate lighting ensures you can work around the clock without any delays.
The key to a successful rental is planning ahead for your needs. If you can anticipate what you’ll need at all points throughout the project, you’ll be able to limit the time you rent the item to help reduce construction costs. Plus, you’ll be able to prevent delays to ensure the equipment is on-site exactly when it’s needed. This will help keep the project moving forward so that all parties are satisfied.