Extreme Heat and Construction

If you are a construction company in the Southwest, especially in Arizona, you are going to have times where workers will be in extreme heat. Extreme heat can be a dangerous situation to work in as workers can easily suffer from heat-related illness. It’s important to train both workers and supervisors about the dangers of […]

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Leed Certification Projects

Over the years, AROK has participated in many LEED certified construction and design projects. While LEED projects are well known within the construction industry, many in the general public may wonder exactly what a LEED project is and what distinguishes it from other construction projects. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. It […]

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Data Centers and Raised Access Flooring

AROK has plenty of experience building data centers and installing raised access flooring to maximize cooling efforts for energy efficiency. Why is this significant? A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that data centers account for up to 2.5 percent of the total electricity generated in the United States. So it’s understandable that […]

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The Future of Skilled Workers

The outlook for 2014 is very positive for the construction industry. January saw a huge increase in hiring compared to December of last year, indicating a greater demand for construction jobs. But one of the nagging worries in the field over the past years is the lack of skilled workers for hire. It’s true that […]

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Construction Employment at Highest Since 2009

January was a big month for the construction industry as employment jumped by the largest monthly amount in over seven years, which brings employment numbers to the highest mark since 2009 according to the Associated General Contractors of America. While this is obviously positive movement for the industry, the nagging concern of a lack of […]

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