Picture yourself doing hard labor outside dressed in pants, long sleeves, steel toed boots, & heavy construction gloves with the heat index inside the triple digits! When I started doing this type of work in the Summer of 2017, I was always vomiting, experiencing chronic heat exhaustion, migraines, & more.
In the Spring of 2018 I was finally working on a new section of a major international airport, however the airport required their work crews to set up cooling tents or to provide temporary structures for their workers.
At this time, my body was fully conditioned to withstand excessive heat for hours at a time, however when I felt the fan inside the tent I couldn’t believe how wonderful it felt. This was the heavenly 30 minutes I looked forward to on all my work days. This is something entirely useful to anybody who has an outdoor, labor intensive work position. Those who do backsplitting work such as shoveling, carrying bricks, tree removal, demolition clean up, paver laying, roofing, or rod busting should have required cooling stations. I easily feel that anybody who has performed labor in extreme temperature zones would totally agree with me here. This would create more tasks for Heating, Ventilation, & A/C equipment specialists & open the door for people to start-up their own local Heating, Ventilation, & A/C equipment service. Construction sites are pretty much everywhere & they are not going away anytime soon. If the people I was with and I had insulated A/C tents for all the long-term projects, the people I was with and I would be opening a little mini industry. Simply by setting up tents, air conditioning equipment, & fans, people would easily be able to start their own business with entirely little money. Construction workers could cool down during their break as well, and somebody could actually invent their own portable smart A/C equipment with universal controls for a boss to turn off the cooling equipment at each of his sites when break time is over.