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How to deal with graffiti tagging on construction hoarding

How to deal with graffiti tagging on construction hoarding

How to deal with graffiti tagging on construction hoarding

As marketers, we spend a considerable amount of time strategizing our marketing messages and the appearance of our brand. In the construction industry, construction hoarding plays an important role in communicating advertising messages and helps to consolidate a professional brand. As any outdoor advertising, construction hoarding can be vulnerable to elements out of our control. In this article, we will focus on graffiti tagging and strategies to help prevent and mitigate its effects on the look of the hoarding.

Incorporate public art into your hoarding graphics
Our experience has shown that public art gets tagged less often than marketing messages. To prevent unsightly graffiti, dedicate more space to public art and reserve a smaller portion to advertising messages. For example, in the City of Toronto, 50% of construction hoarding needs to be used for community art if it is on part of the public right of way. For developers, this represents an opportunity to partner with local artists and beautify the city streets. If you are interested in learning more about the PATCH project read our blog Bridging Business And Culture Through Public Art. What better way to showcase public art, prevent graffiti tagging and inform residents of the new development?

Use special anti-graffiti laminate over printed graphics
Anti-graffiti laminate can be applied directly on top of the printed graphics to facilitate easy cleaning. Once the laminate is applied, graffiti can be easily and quickly removed from the Greenloc panels. There is no need to replace the panels or re-print the graphics. The anti-graffiti laminate is an efficient solution if your hoarding is located in a high-traffic area that makes the enclosure more vulnerable to tagging.

How do you deal with graffiti tagging on construction hoarding? Have you tried incorporating more public art? We would love to hear your thoughts at info@greenloc.ca

How to make the most out of your construction hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to make the most out of your construction hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to make the most out of your construction hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the construction industry, many developers had to rethink their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although some construction projects may temporarily slow down, sites across Canada are still enclosed with construction hoarding. The temporary wall remains an essential component to maintain site safety and keep communication lines open with workers and the public. Focusing on the design aspect, we have put together a few tactics to help maximize the exposure of your construction hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Channel for positive messages
To maintain your hoarding, you may opt to rethink your advertising and communications strategies. In challenging times, developers can stay relevant and engage with the community by devoting more space to public art instead of marketing messages. Leverage your hoarding space to bring some positivity in the community with encouraging messages and positive quotes.

Channel for safety messages
If workers are present on site, hoarding can be an excellent channel to communicate and reinforce safety messages. Vinyl graphics with COVID-19 health and safety practices can be applied directly to the Greenloc panels to ensure that everyone on site is aware of the regulations. As the situation changes day by day, messages can be easily interchanged as frequently as needed.

Although some projects may slow down, construction hoarding remains an essential component that can be leveraged to maintain effective communications. Developers have the opportunity to demonstrate a proactive attitude and engage with the community and workers. If you are uncertain of how to maintain your construction hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic, send us an email at info@greenloc.ca and we would be happy to assist you with any questions.

Greenloc and COVID-19

Greenloc and COVID-19

At Greenloc, our hearts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate through these difficult times, our highest priority remains the safety of our families, employees and customers in our communities and worldwide. We have implemented a number of policies and procedures to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy, while continuing to provide you with excellent service.

Our team is operational and will continue to serve you remotely in the same reliable and friendly manner as before. Greenloc is deeply committed to providing up to date information and supporting employees to help overcome this pandemic as a team.

Our measures
While we turn to our health authorities and governments for best practices, we have also adopted a number of measures to enhance health and safety for our employees and customers. The following measures are currently in effect:
– Where possible, employees are being asked to work from home.
– Where possible, meetings are being conducted virtually.
– Large meetings will be cancelled.
– Encourage social distancing.
– Encourage good hygiene such as thorough handwashing.
– Restricting visitors and walk-ins to the office.
– Prohibition of all travel outside of Canada for all employees.
– Self-isolation is mandatory for anyone who has travelled outside of Canada, has COVID-19 symptoms, or who has come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
– Symptomatic employees will be asked to consult a health professional before returning to work.

Construction hoarding design tips

Construction hoarding design tips

Construction hoarding design tips / construction graphics Toronto

The main purpose of construction hoarding is to shield the construction work that is happening behind the hoarding from the public. In time, construction hoarding started to double as a billboard for the upcoming project. So then, contstruction graphics became increasingly important.  Today, with the large number of developments and renovation projects, hoarding is everywhere and has a very positive impact when the design is done correctly.
With consumers spending most of their time looking down at their smartphones or tablets, it’s important for marketers to know how to grab their attention and how to get them to remember the message conveyed by construction hoarding advertising. In this post, we will present our best construction hoarding design tips to ensure the message stands out from the crowd.

1. Contruction Graphics – one image is worth a thousand words.
The classic saying could not be more true in the case of construction hoarding design. To avoid clutter, stay away from too much text and use a striking image with bold colors.

2. Make use of white space.
One of the most important design elements is negative space. Leaving room around your text and image will draw even more attention to the message on your construction hoarding. Do not fill up every inch of the hoarding with text or images because it can lead to a confusing design.

3. Create a contrasting color scheme.
Choose 2 or 3 colors that complement each other and draw attention to the hoarding. Construction hoarding designs should be filled with vivid colors. Stay away from pastel colors because they can create a washed out effect.

4. Use a simple call-to-action.
Use a simple website URL or email address that is easy to remember. People don’t have time to write down a phone number or read an entire paragraph. Depending on where your construction hoarding is placed, drivers will only have time to catch a glimpse of the hoarding, so make it easy for them to read your message.

5. Less is more when it comes to text.
Use under 7 words to convey your message and use a large font with a thick stroke to make the text easy to read. When it comes to text on construction hoarding, keep the message simple and straight to the point.

6. Put the spotlight on your logo.
Make sure your logo stands out well and doesn’t get obstructed by the background image or by the color scheme. Most importantly, make sure to scale it properly; too big can be too distracting while too small can be easily ignored.

7. Context is crucial.
When designing the perfect construction hoarding advertisement, ask yourself what is your audience doing when they will pass by it? For example, the message on the construction hoarding from a downtown development will be completely different than the message on shopping mall hoarding. Keep in mind your viewers could be driving past the hoarding in a busy area or if they may be walking by it in an interior environment.

8. The canvas is also part of the message.
In the case of construction hoarding advertisement, your ad might be brilliant but it can have a negative impact on viewers if the hoarding isn’t well maintained. If the construction project will last 2-3 years, it’s very important to keep the hoarding looking new and clean. If the hoarding looks professional, then so will the graphics. The Greenloc panels create a perfectly flat and smooth surface that is ideal for advertising graphics. Read more about North America’s first environmental hoarding here.

It’s important to know that construction hoarding serves as a billboard for the project and therefore conveys a short and quick message about the upcoming construction project. Construction hoarding works well to build brand awareness and is most effective when used in combination with other advertising mediums such as online ads, TV or radio. When creating the perfect construction hoarding design, keeping the layout simple is the best practice. Our formula for success consists of one large image, one headline with less than 7 words, company logo and contact information.
To learn more about the advertising benefits of Greenloc Environmental Hoarding, fill out the form below or contact us at info@greenloc.ca or (905) 857-1366.

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How to become an Authorized Greenloc Dealer

How to become an Authorized Greenloc Dealer

How to become an Authorized Greenloc Dealer

A New Choice for Construction Hoarding: Reusable, Recycled PVC, Portable Walls 

Construction hoarding is installed every day in hundreds of different applications such as malls, hospitals, airports, open excavation sites and high rise development sites. However, the majority of portable walls available are either made from drywall or plywood, which can be expensive, labor intensive and wasteful.

As a Greenloc Authorized Dealer, you will be able to provide industry leading recyclable hoarding solutions to a wide range of clients. Greenloc Environmental Hoarding is North America’s first recyclable hoarding system and is proven to reduce costs, enhance sustainability and provide an incredible look with double the advertising space.

If the idea of offering innovative hoarding solutions to your clients might be the right business opportunity for you, then considering the following guidelines prior to giving us a call to discuss more.

1. Identifying the right industry

If you are considering becoming a Greenloc Authorized Dealer, one of the most important criteria is to be in the right industry. Greenloc should fit in your current product offering or become complementary to other products and services. Some examples of suitable companies that can become Greenloc Authorized Dealers are:

  • Rental Companies
  • Safety Supply & Consultation Companies
  • Hoarding Supply Companies
  • Signage Companies
  • Scaffold Companies
  • Drywall Installation Companies
  • Renovation Companies
  • General Contractors

2. Having an experienced installation team

Before becoming a Greenloc Dealer, having prior construction hoarding installation experience is definitely an important asset. Although Greenloc is easy and clean to install, we will provide you with turn-key solutions including installation training and support, design and printing solutions, access doors and customized options specific to each site.

3. Maintaining a good project portfolio and client base

  • Commercial Builders
  • High, Low and Mid-Rise Developers
  • Custom Home Builders
  • General Contractors
  • Property Management Companies
  • Facility Management Companies
  • Retailers
  • Municipalities

4. Owning storage space and warehouse

Greenloc Hoarding is generally purchased in container loads which include the hoarding panels and its specific hardware. Therefore, having a dedicated storage space and an established warehouse management system will help kick-start your operations with Greenloc.

Finally, before becoming an Authorized Greenloc Dealer, it’s important to know that Greenloc offers its Dealers the support that allows you to go to market with turn-key solutions. As a Greenloc Dealer you will

  • Product training
  • Marketing and sales support
  • Printing and graphic design solutions
  • Ongoing support

If you meet the criteria mentioned above, the next step is to give us a call 905-799-8212 at or email us at info@greenloc.ca

Not in the construction industry but still interested in joining the expandable market of recyclable hoarding? Give us a call to talk about your options.  If you are interested in becoming a Dealer, simply fill out the form below and we will contact you right away.

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The importance of construction site noise barriers

The importance of construction site noise barriers

The importance of construction site fencing for noise barrier

According to the City of Toronto, construction site noise has been one of the main sources of noise complaints in Toronto[1]. It is well known that noise can have a disruptive effect on the neighborhood and, in time, noise complaints can damage good relationships with the community or surrounding mall tenants.  The following video shows why construction site fencing for a noise barrier is an important aspect in noise management.

Although construction is permitted during 7AM to 7PM from Monday to Friday and between 9AM to 7PM on Saturday[2], certain measures can be taken during construction work hours to reduce noise. Our best advice is to be proactive about noise management before it becomes an inconvenience to the neighborhood.

An effective method to control noise at the construction site is to use construction site fencing or hoarding with added soundproofing panels as a noise barrier. In the case of environmental hoarding, the soundproof panels are applied to the back of the hoarding panels and reduce the noise by 16.5 decibels (for a standard 300 Hz sound).

In fact, the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America recommends adding a distance of 5 to 40 feet between the noise source and noise receiver, as distance also counts as a noise barrier. The table below shows that if the distance from the noise source increases, the noise also decreases[3].  Placing noisy equipment behind construction hoarding and allowing a safe space between the barrier and the exterior environment is an effective tactic to reduce noise.

Decibel level at noise source (dB) Distance from noise receiver to noise source (feet) Decibel level at noise receiver (dB)
105 5 102
105 10 96
105 20 90
105 40 84

Table source: Best Practice Guide to Noise Control by the: Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

Sound barriers are an effective method in noise management and work best when paired with other best practices such as purchasing quieter equipment, effective work activity scheduling, working within the city’s allowed construction hours, and being proactive about equipment repair and maintenance. Most importantly, communication is key. While construction site noise cannot be eliminated, communicating with the residents and other tenants is crucial to increasing tolerance and goodwill.

To see how Greenloc Environmental hoarding can help reduce construction site noise, contact us at info@greenloc.ca or fill out the form below.

[1] Noise complaints in Toronto: https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=a2902894d6821410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=2e4732e2e7741410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

[2] Construction working hours in Toronto:


[3] Best Practice Guide to Noise Control by the: Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America


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