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Temporary Construction Rentals Streamlined with New ZTERS PlanGrid Integration

Construction project managers can now easily order temporary worksite rentals using the new ZTERS PlanGrid integration. Award-winning rental service provider ZTERS Site Services and PlanGrid, a leading construction productivity software that is part of Autodesk Construction Solutions. PlanGrid has been used on more than 1.5 million construction projects around the world and helps teams manage key construction workflows. The ZTERS PlanGrid integration is now available nationwide and allows customers to easily order temporary worksite solutions, including portable toilets, dumpsters, temporary fencing, office trailers, and storage containers, directly through the PlanGrid desktop or mobile app.

Finding the right products and vendors for construction sites usually takes multiple phone calls across several vendors. This requires hours of price shopping and bidding, and creates a logistical challenge for project managers, particularly if they manage multiple job sites. Since 2009, ZTERS has helped construction project managers streamline their workflow by providing all their temporary worksite services with one phone call and simplified invoicing. More than 6,000 active worksites rely on ZTERS each day for reliable temporary services. Now, to simplify the rental process even further, project managers can request services directly within PlanGrid.

Construction project managers using PlanGrid can fill out a service request form in the app to select the services they need, and a dedicated ZTERS account manger will locate the right rentals to meet the project’s requirements and budget. After an initial phone call to confirm service selections and delivery dates, project managers will have one point of contact for all their service rentals. ZTERS helps manage rentals nationwide, no matter how many locations a PM manages.

“Businesses change rapidly, and competition in the age of the internet often comes from unexpected directions. We need to be innovative in our service offerings and service fulfillment,” says ZTERS President and CEO Jon Farley.

Construction professionals nationwide use PlanGrid to manage projects every day. With the ZTERS PlanGrid integration, they’ll be able to order jobsite solutions straight from the same mobile interface where they manage their site construction workflow. This integration will save customers hours of time spent searching for and managing various rental services across the country.  

“With projects becoming increasingly complex, the construction industry needs to streamline processes wherever possible to operate more efficiently on the jobsite,” said James Cook, head of strategic alliances and partners, PlanGrid. “We are committed to empowering our customers with more productivity, and our work with companies like ZTERS enables customers to get more done simply, easily and more quickly.”

“We have grown a lot and learned a lot in the last 10 years, but our goal is still the same: To provide the best customer service in the industry and the most inclusive set of services to meet customers’ needs,” Farley says.

To learn more about the ZTERS PlanGrid integration, visit www.zters.com/integrations/plangrid/.

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What Kind of Roll-off Container Rental Do You Need?

You may not realize you have choices when it comes to roll-off container rentals. Most people think they have to go with a regular steel roll-off dumpster, but there are other options available. Depending on your worksite and the type of debris you need to haul, there are several styles to choose from. Here are five kinds of roll-off rentals to consider for your next project.

Roll-off container rentals for solid waste

Most people are dealing with solid waste. That is, waste that has no detrimental impact on the water table or the general environment and human health. Things like standard construction debris (with no possibility of lead contamination) and grease trap waste fall into this category. So, solid waste doesn’t necessarily have to be “solid.” Liquids like sludge and septic waste are also classified as solid waste.

Standard roll-off containers

Rectangular roll-off containers are what most people think of when they’re looking for a roll-off rental. These metal containers are available in light, medium, and heavy-duty grades. If you have light debris, such as a small renovation or clean out, the light grade roll-off should be enough for you. Standard construction debris is heavier and sharp enough that you’d probably want a medium-duty roll-off. And the heavy-duty containers are typically reserved for scrap yards and other industrial uses where the container needs to last a long time under extreme conditions.

Tub containers

As the name implies, these roll-off containers are shaped more like tubs. They have tapered, smooth sides, which makes them easy to dump, and you can customize them with vinyl decals if you need to. Just like standard roll-offs, these are available in light, medium, and heavy-duty grades. These are most often used for recycling materials and scrap collection.

Sealed containers

If you’re dealing with wet solid waste, you’re going to need a sealed container. These are actually a subset of standard and tub containers, because they’re built to the same specifications but they’re able to securely hold liquid. The sludge containers are built to a heavier duty standard, while sealed containers fall into the light or medium-duty category. Because the seams and hinges are sealed on these containers, they’re more secure than standard roll-offs. This makes them good for more than just liquid waste disposal. If you need a secure container with sealed seams—for any reason—look into sealed and sludge containers.

Dewatering containers

You’ll know if you need a dewatering container. These containers are built with special baskets that separate solids from liquids. As you pour waste into the container the solids are kept inside the basket while the liquid drains out and can be disposed of separately. The main benefit is to reduce weight and save on disposal fees, but they can also used for filtration.

Recyclers

While recycling can go into standard or tub-style containers, there are custom recycling containers with internal dividers. This style is used most frequently in areas where recycling is mandatory, however, they are also used on any site where materials are separated for recycling or re-selling. 

Roll-off containers for hazardous waste

Hazardous waste requires special handling because it’s detrimental to the environment and to people exposed to it. There are different container options for different types of hazardous waste, including a version of sealed and sludge containers and specialty containers developed for specific types of waste. Because these are so specialized, it’s best to speak with someone who knows the industry and can help recommend the right container. We help with all kinds of waste, including hazardous.

Give us a call if you have questions about roll-offs for your project. We’ll help you find the right type of rental for your worksite. And want to bundle your site services in one package? We also schedule portable toilets, temporary fencing, storage containers, and mobile offices. Everything you need in one phone call.