If you want to build a marina, here are two tips which should ensure that your construction project goes as smoothly as possible.
Choose the right season for your project
The season in which you choose to carry out your marina construction project will play a determining role in the speed and ease with which the work is completed. If you choose to build this structure during the autumn or winter months, when storms tend to occur with great regularity, there is a chance that the project may come to a standstill.
The reasons for this are as follows; firstly, stormy weather can create an unsafe work environment for a construction crew who are working near a body of water. For example, strong winds could potentially increase the risk of their heavy construction equipment being thrown off balance and falling into the water.
Similarly, the tall, powerful waves that often occur during a severe storm could potentially fall onto and engulf any construction workers standing close to the edge of the water. The impact of being struck by a large wave could leave them with serious injuries.
Secondly, adverse weather conditions can affect a construction crew's ability to work quickly and efficiently; the poor visibility associated with periods of heavy rain or fog, for instance, can make it difficult to drive heavy construction equipment.
As such, it is best to arrange for your construction project to be carried out during a season which features mild weather (such as spring or summer).
Invest in waterproof clothing for your construction crew
Anyone who performs manual labour near the sea will probably end up getting wet throughout the course of their workday.
Working in soaking-wet clothes can affect a person's ability to remain productive; labourers wearing saturated garments may struggle to focus on their assigned tasks because they feel so uncomfortable and cold.
If the temperatures are quite low, wearing wet clothes could also increase their risk of developing hypothermia. This is a life-threatening condition and as such, usually requires hospitalisation.
In short, failing to provide your crew with waterproof clothing could result in your construction project falling behind schedule and could also potentially endanger your crew's wellbeing.
Given this, it really is worth investing in waterproof garments for your construction team; these items have a special coating which prevents any water from being absorbed into the fabric from which they are made.