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4 Benefits of Buying Construction Materials & Tools in Bulk at MartonFox
1. More money in your pocket
Saving the maximum amount of dollars is often top of mind for businesses, and bulk purchases are one way to do it. “Buying in bulk is absolutely a strategy,” Bellaman says. “If you can take advantage of a scale purchase, you could lower your cost of business—as long as you consider the cost of storing inventory.” But even though saving money is a major advantage for any business, the benefits of buying in bulk extend beyond the financial.
2. Waste fewer man-hours
Bulk purchases can also minimize the number of hours workers wait for materials to arrive to the jobsite, Hydeck says. When you don’t have all the necessary materials on site before you start a job, you need to send somebody to the store a few times a week, load the materials up and drive back, which wastes not only the drivers’ time, but also the hours of those waiting back at the jobsite. “If a contractor buys in bulk, he would probably finish the job faster than the guy who doesn’t,” Hydeck says. “He would have more time to work with the material on hand because he’s not sending someone back-and-forth.”
3. Maintain consistency across jobs
For some in the construction business, consistency is key. When it comes to the look and feel of jobs, bulk purchases are one way to guarantee this consistency. “Take natural stone as an example,” Bellaman says. “If you’re buying one bulk purchase of a natural stone and you’re buying it out of a particular quarry, your product is going to be much more consistent than if you bought natural stone from multiple quarries.”
4. Finish jobs on or ahead of schedule
With buying in bulk also comes availability of materials. “You already have the materials so you don’t have a lead time issue,”. “You have the reliability of having inventory there for the work that you have.”
SOME FACTS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
The tent used to be the home of choice among nomadic groups the world over. Two well known types include the conical teepee and the circular yurt. It has been revived as a major construction technique with the development of tensile architecture and synthetic fabrics.
Modern buildings can be made of flexible material such as fabric membranes, and supported by a system of steel cables or internal (air pressure.)
Wood can be very flexible under loads, keeping strength while bending, and is incredibly strong when compressed vertically.
NATURAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Mud, stone, and fibrous plants are the most basic materials, aside from tents made of flexible materials such as cloth or skins. People all over the world have used these three materials together to create homes to suit their local weather conditions.
BRICK & BLOCK
A brick is a block made of kiln-fired material, usually clay or shale, but also may be of lower quality mud, etc. Clay bricks are formed in a moulding (the soft mud method), or in commercial manufacture more frequently by extruding clay through a die and then wire-cutting them to the proper size (the stiff mud process).
Metal is used as structural framework for larger buildings such as skyscrapers, or as an external surface covering.
There are many types of metals used for building. Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, and is the usual choice for metal structural construction. It is strong, flexible, and if refined well and/or treated lasts a long time. Corrosion is metal’s prime enemy when it comes to longevity.
Various methods are used by researchers such as the measurement of hydration characteristics of a cement-aggregate mix; the comparison of the mechanical properties of cement-aggregate mixes and the visual assessment of microstructural properties of the wood-cement mixes.
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