Construction sites are agog with a kaleidoscope of symbiotic activity, making it the epicentre of lucid yet complex chain of events by the minute, diffused with a cornucopia of engineering and construction tools. From marking layouts to fixing electrical and plumbing lines right before laying tiles and painting, every step is filled with contributions from highly skilled technicians, accompanied by equipments customised for the sole purpose of achieving accurate results and enhancing their efficiency without undermining their rate of acceleration. Let’s look at some of the most interesting and impactful tools used on construction sites.
It is impossible to imagine a construction site without the portable concrete mixers blending concrete admixtures of water, aggregates, and cement in batches from either drum or pan type of mixtures. Continuous mixing is also possible with continuous mixers which receive materials for mixing by screw feeders in an uninterrupted cycle programmed to synchronize with work shifts. Model and size ranges are capable of accommodating the most grand as well as the simplest of project scales. Acting as moving receptacles to move concrete from the concrete mixers or moving tools around the site—Wheelbarrows are easy to handle and manoeuvre on tricky landscapes. The wheels in wheelbarrow are available in pneumatic, semi-pneumatic, and non-pneumatic wheels, of which the non-pneumatic is maintenance free while semi-pneumatics requires very little maintenance but it’s the pneumatic type which is most suitable for moving concrete and heavy-duty load in combination with trays made of either steel or heavy polyethylene.
Shovels come very handy in relieving overfilled forms from the burden of excess concrete, and their understated role in filling formwork and moving concrete and securing access in difficult areas makes them a very compelling construction tool. Screeds can be purchased as boards or rigid tubing in varying dimensions which are most effective in removing the excess wet concrete from the top surface of the slab. Manual screeding requires lengthier screeds to cover the width of the formwork to work the forms’ edges. Trowels arrive on the scene to toughen the surface and protect it from wearing down in addition to revisit smoothening imperfections untouched by floating. Small slabs are worked with hand-held trowels while power trowels provide ease in covering larger areas.
Formwork levelling in unimaginable without Laser Line Level, whose beams have replaced traditional plumb lines and their limitations in measuring greater distances by providing measurements with greater accuracy especially while setting formwork elevation. Floats help raise the liquid cement to the surface of the formwork after the application of screeds. Small and big-sized floats are used in combination for covering details around the edges and managing the formwork as a whole. While working on a construction site, there is always the need for gripping things better, especially while cutting or working on some piece of material that needs to be kept in a still position, and such tasks are easily accomplished with the help of an Adjustable Vise.
Impact Drivers literally drive large fasteners, lag bolts, and long screws with great ease. An asset when a lot of fastening work needs attending, impact drivers function better with brushless motor to avoid friction, reduce tension, and to increase precision. Removing old concrete, cutting tiles, stones and other solid composites requires diamond tipped sawing—a specification embodied by the Concrete Saw. Extremely powerful and an indispensible commodity for those in construction, concrete saws are available as hand-held for smaller jobs and in bigger models that have to be guided by walking behind them. Power Drills are able to drive and fasten as well as drill in their usual customization and certain models with carbide masonry drill bit are able to pound through stone and concrete.
The tools discussed above are some of the most important ones in the construction industry, and their ubiquity and utilitarian value is well-acknowledged. There are many brands of diverse construction tools at Buildworld befitting your next enterprise.