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2019 – The Year of Change?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 7th February 2019

2019 - The Year of Change?

The world celebrated Chinese New Year earlier this week. 2019 is The Year of the Pig. Will 2019 be The Year of Change within the construction industry? Through market research and internal knowledge, we've discussed some of the trends that could shape the construction industry this year. The first major trend that could impact the construction industry is the use of technology, specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM Software BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. The process enables collaboration…

250 kVA Generator

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: 13th July 2017

250 kVA Generator

You can choose to use the 250 kVA Generator on continuous power or as a supply of backup power at the work site. The fabricated steel mounting allows for the 250 kVA Generator to be utilised in industrial as well in commercial settings. This generator is hard-wearing and is built to withstand even the toughest of conditions. The 3-pole Circuit breaker offers safety in use. If you need to isolate the battery from the auxiliary battery, this generator also has a battery isolator. PAL Hire completes through servicing of all our generators before they are hired out. We also offer…

Recycling Electronic Waste

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 21st February 2019

Recycling Electronic Waste

News broke of a remarkable achievement in the world of recycled electronic waste. All medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 will be made discarded smartphones, digital cameras, handheld games and laptops.[1] The organisers have already collected over 47,000 tons of devices, 19 months after the project was launched. The goal for bronze has already been achieved, while more than 90% of the gold and 85% of the silver has been collected. The concept is not uncommon within the Olympic community and had been previously implemented at Rio 2016, where an estimated 30% of the silver and bronze…

12 Days of Christmas

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 6th December 2018

12 Days of Christmas

PAL Hire wanted to celebrate Christmas in a different way. We didn’t want to do what everybody else did, which is why we’ve released a 12 Days of Christmas parody. Nobody ever does that this time of year (!) So, if we knew hundreds of other companies throughout the UK would release their own 12 Days of Christmas, even some companies in the plant hire sector have their own version of 12 Days of Christmas, why have we gone with the norm? What’s our rationale for being like everyone else? The beauty of trying to be like everyone else meant…

Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 5th June 2018

Plastic Around The World - The Impact of Waste

Finally, the world is beginning to realise the problem with plastic and make a change. A number of cities around the world are putting laws into place to reduce the amount of plastic being dumped into the ocean. Rwanda was the first country to ban plastic bags completely in 2008. Being caught carrying a plastic bag in Rwanda can land you with a prison sentence, although that doesn’t happen too often. Most offenders find themselves with a fine of 50,000 Francs (around £43). Rwanda plan to continue their quest to become the world’s first plastic free and being completely sustainable…

JCB Hydradig – PAL Hire’s Star Product of the Month

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 27th April 2018

JCB Hydradig - PAL Hire's Star Product of the Month

When something new comes onto the market, we don’t know what to think. It’s just a case of trailing and testing to see whether its all its cracked up to be. But when the ‘something new’ is just a re-invented version of something you’ve used hundreds of times before, your decision is likely to be made. Or so we thought. Described by JCB themselves as an “Engineering Masterpiece”, it is no wonder this truly innovative piece of machinery was chosen to be our star product of the week. The Hydradig is a first for visibility, a first for stability, a…

Problem Solving – Are you repeating mistakes?

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 29th January 2019

Problem Solving - Are you repeating mistakes?

Productivity problems experienced within construction has resulted in the plant hire industry having to step in and plug the gap in an attempt to resolve these problems. It is estimated productivity and errors are costing the construction industry approx. £21bn per annum. PAL Hire is a problem solving expert and can resolve any problem faced on any construction site across the UK. Culture, Loyalty, and Mistakes The major problem engulfing the construction industry is embedded within its culture – loyalty. Construction companies are loyal to their subcontractors and suppliers irrespective of any mistakes made during the project. Mistakes are made…

Manchester – The City of Growth

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 29th May 2019

Manchester - The City of Growth

Manchester, a city currently tormenting the masses with roadworks at every major junction. It’s also a city leading the construction boom being experienced across the North West. As the rest of the country slowly awakes from its slumber, experiencing a 0.4% increase in construction output in February 2019[1], the North West, and Manchester in particular, continues to see an increase in the number of construction projects. Continuing on from a tremendous Aug-Nov 2018, which saw total construction output increase by almost 15% compared to Aug-Nov 2017[2], the market is showing no signs of slowing down with the number of cranes…