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Why Europe leads the way in construction hoarding

Why Europe leads the way in construction hoarding

Why Europe leads the way in construction reusable hoarding

While the North American construction industry uses labour intensive construction hoarding like plywood or drywall systems, Europe has been pioneering the use of reusable hoarding; a faster, more economical alternative called modular hoarding. The system is used in a variety of different industries such as supermarkets chains, retail stores, airports, train and subway stations, hospitals and even landmark renovations. We have outlined some of the key takeaways from Europe’s construction hoarding best practices and what the North American construction industry can learn from them.

 

1. Modular construction hoarding has been the standard in Europe.

 

Europe has been one of the first continents to pave the way in the use of modular construction hoarding. In fact, they have been using the system for over a decade. The modular hoarding panels simply click together to form a heavy duty barrier between customers and the construction site. The hoarding can be relocated as construction progresses. The system’s proven time and cost savings have made modular hoarding the go-to product for easy, clean and quick installation.

 

To learn more about modular hoarding in North America, read our article About Environmental Hoarding: everything you need to know about North America’s new temporary hoarding system

 

2. Construction hoarding is taller in Europe.

 

In Europe, construction hoarding can reach up to 16 feet in height. Compared to the North American construction hoarding standard, that is almost double in size. The double space gives room for more advertising and better guerilla marketing campaigns. In addition, the advertising graphics are applied to the modular hoarding without the need of additional materials such as crezon boards. The modular hoarding panels create a smooth surface which also eliminates the need to paint drywall prior to graphics application.

 

3. Construction hoarding plays a bigger role in European sustainability policies.

 

Since the adoption of modular hoarding, Europe has made construction hoarding a more important element in sustainability policies. Firstly, Europeans preserve valuable natural resources such as timber by avoiding the use of plywood hoarding. Secondly, they have improved the modular hoarding panels over the years by manufacturing them out of recycled content. At the end of the project, the panels are either reused of recycled, which is a great example of waste prevention and management. To see how construction hoarding can benefit your sustainability policies, read our article Environmental sustainability policies: is your construction hoarding helping or hindering?

 

4. Safety and hygiene standards come first.

 

Modular construction hoarding is used in places where safety and hygiene standards are of the utmost importance such as supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals and food manufacturing facilities. Because the modular hoarding panels can be easily wiped off and cleaned of any bacteria, they are the preferred choice of hoarding in any hygiene sensitive environment.
European construction hoarding systems have come a long way from the expensive, labour intensive systems such as drywall and plywood. By adopting some of these best practices, the North American construction industry can benefit from cost and time savings and a better looking, environmentally friendly façade for their undergoing construction projects.
To learn more about modular hoarding and how it can benefit your next project, contact us at info@greenloc.ca or call (905) 857-1366.

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How to reduce your construction site hoarding costs

How to reduce your construction site hoarding costs

How to reduce your construction site hoarding costs

Construction hoarding is one of the most direct and cost efficient ways to advertise your projects, whether you are involved in various hi-rise construction projects or interior renovations. Construction hoarding acts as a billboard for the project and hides the busy construction site in the background. However, are you spending more than you should on your construction site hoarding?

Recent innovations in construction hoarding are making it easier to reduce construction site hoarding costs while improving its overall quality, safety and appearance. In this article, we will discuss 4 ways to reduce your construction site hoarding costs by using environmental hoarding.

1. Reduce your construction site hoarding costs by reusing your hoarding.

Traditional drywall and plywood hoarding have a one-time use before ending up in the landfill, causing damage to the environment and taking away significant dollars from your budget. Environmental hoarding, on the other hand, can be used at multiple projects, due to its high corrosion resistance and long life span of approximately 10 years. This means that the hoarding costs get amortized with its second or third use, resulting in long term financial savings. To learn more about environmental hoarding, read our blog What is environmental hoarding? Everything you need to know about North America’s new temporary hoarding system.

2. Reduce your construction site hoarding costs by decreasing labour hours.

Environmental hoarding is easily installed in a matter of hours. In fact, the average time to assemble 8 feet by 50 feet of hoarding is approximately 2 man hours of installation. This saves on the costly, labour intensive hours of work required for the installation of plywood or drywall construction hoarding. Saving up on labour costs can result in immediate financial savings which can be redirected to different areas of the project. To learn more about the differences between drywall, plywood and environmental hoarding, see our infographics Drywall Construction Hoarding versus Greenloc Environmental Hoarding and Plywood Construction Hoarding versus Greenloc Environmental Hoarding.

3. Reduce your construction site hoarding costs by reducing waste management and cleanup costs.

Disposal and cleanup costs of plywood and drywall hoarding involve hours of labour and a detailed waste management system. With environmental hoarding, the system is removed in a matter of hours and requires minimal cleanup afterwards. Instead of being disposed of after a one time use, the environmental hoarding panels are economically and efficiently stacked and stored until you are ready to use them again. Just like decreasing costly labour hours, investing less in waste management can result in immediate financial benefits.


4. Reduce your construction site hoarding costs by cutting back on repair costs.

In the unfortunate event of site accidents or vandalism, plywood and drywall hoarding repair can be costly and labour intensive. However, environmental hoarding panels can be replaced almost immediately by simply identifying the damaged panels, removing them and installing new, clean panels as a replacement. Replacing the panels takes less time, money and involves less management.

Reducing your construction site hoarding costs can be easily achieved by taking advantage of the latest materials, systems and innovations in the field of construction hoarding. Using environmental hoarding can result in immediate cost savings, such as reduced labour and materials costs and, not to mention, long term financial benefits by amortizing costs and reusing the construction hoarding at multiple sites.

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Environmental sustainability policies: is your construction hoarding helping or hindering?

Environmental sustainability policies: is your construction hoarding helping or hindering?

Environmental sustainability policies: is your construction hoarding helping or hindering?

In the fast paced construction industry, environmental sustainability has increasingly become an important part of most companies’ strategies. In addition to creating a positive change in the environment, sustainability policies can also provide long term monetary savings, help establish thought leadership in the industry and generally create a positive standpoint among employees and stakeholders.

 In fact, according to a study led by TCA, 85% of respondents said they are already taking steps to green their operations. Out of the 15% who didn’t take any steps, 76% said they were considering it in the following years. In the construction industry, the adoption of sustainability policies shows no signs of slowing down.  

On the other hand, according to LEED, 35% of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities. This also includes waste produced by plywood and drywall construction hoarding. In this case, is your construction hoarding helping or hindering your environmental sustainability policies? 

The good news is that innovations in construction hoarding can help reduce the amount of landfill waste coming from construction sites. In this article, we will outline the role of environmental hoarding in sustainability policies and how using environmental hoarding can boost the implementation of the “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” principle.  

REDUCE: Environmental hoarding can help improve construction waste management and reduce the use of natural resources. 

Diverting plywood and drywall construction hoarding waste from the landfill can make a huge difference in the amount of waste produced by construction sites. The main advantage of environmental hoarding is that it can be used multiple times. Therefore, reusing environmental hoarding will not only reduce the amount of landfill waste, but it will also cut down on waste management costs, which is good for the environment and good for the budget too. Most importantly, the long term benefit of using environmental hoarding is that it will considerably reduce the amount of natural resources such as lumber that is used to manufacture plywood hoarding. 

REUSE: Environmental hoarding can increase the amount of reused construction materials. 

With an estimated lifespan of 10 years, environmental hoarding can be used multiple times before being recycled. This means that your second or third projects using environmental hoarding will benefit from the use of reused materials and will produce less waste. 

RECYCLE: Environmental hoarding can increase the use of recycled content at the construction site.

Using environmental hoarding will not only increase the amount of reused materials, but also the amount of recycled content. The environmental hoarding panels are made from recycled plastics and, at the end of their life cycle, they never end up in the landfill. Instead, they are recycled into new hoarding or given a new purpose.

In conclusion, we encourage you to take a step back and look at the big picture of your environmental sustainability policies. Is your construction hoarding helping you achieve your environmental goals or setting you back?

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