Spring-Summer: Effects of Seasonal Changes in the Construction Industry
Is your construction project ready for the warmer seasons?

 In countries with multiple seasons in a year, the construction industry must keep tabs on the constant adjustments that they have to make in the changing temperatures and environment to maintain quality and safety.

This transition from the cold to the warmer season takes a toll on materials, the time frame to finish the project, and the durability of the constructed building. 

 

As Ireland and other nearby countries enter Spring to Summer season in March to August, the Spring season poses more challenges than other seasons because even if it is generally warmer than winter, issues of moisture and rain continue—and in most cases, become worse.

Here are 5 things to consider in Spring to Summer season:

Heat - Change of temperature to warmer or hotter degrees can cause materials to expand, melt, moisten, or crack. You may want to check on materials that can adapt to this or prevent it by containing and controlling the temperature inside the working site if possible.

Climate Change - Seasonal predictions today are very different from 10 years ago because of global warming and its negative effects on our environment. Thus, it is best to check on current and local climate news for best practices to keep your construction work in its best condition. The more you're aware of the challenges in your environment, the more you can manage risks.

Humidity - With moisture, comes molds and damage. It's best to treat your wood and concrete structures to prevent it. If you're working indoors, a dehumidifier can help in managing moisture.

Health - Temperature changes can affect some people more than others. Humidity and molds can even make a person sick. Check on your workers' physical health from time to time to make sure they're in the best condition to carry out your project. 

Site Safety - As risks are higher during the transition from wet to dry season, make sure to invest in the right temporary protection materials not just to protect your work but also your workers. You may want to invest in anti-slip materials or rubber matting in areas where there's more moisture or use dust-containment solutions for areas that are dry and dusty.

If you're not sure what would work best for your project this Spring and Summer season, talk to our team of experts for a FREE consultation. Call +44 28 9442 8611 or email hello@s-pgroup.com