Wednesday May 18, 2022

The Construction Industry Is Getting Hot, Hot, Hot | Walkthrough Wednesday

According to Construction Executive, 2021 was the sixth warmest year on record with the average global surface temperature 1.5°F warmer over the 20th-century baselines.

Rising temperatures can have a massive impact on the construction industry due to a phenomenon called the “urban heat island effect”.

Cities and urbanized areas become much warmer during the summer because materials used for roads, buildings, sidewalks, etc.. absorb a lot of heat.

These materials then constantly release heat back into the air — thus increasing the air temperature. 

That creates an extremely hot working environment for construction workers in metropolitan cities.

So, what solutions do we have to protect our workers and reduce the impact of heat on getting work completed?

Tune into this week's episode of Walkthrough Wednesday to find out.


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