From intelligent infrastructures to the use of drones for bridge inspections, technology is finally carving its way into the construction industry. With the exponentially increasing ability to capture and analyze vast quantities of data from objects—bridge piers and pavements, for example—the dream of an intelligent infrastructure is now within reach. Over time, the valuable feedback […]
Competition in the construction industry is tough and getting ahead of your competitors highly depends on the quality of your bids. The first thing you need to do is to determine your overhead and profit margins.
In the wake of a number of construction accidents in the U.S. over the weekend, experts are asking, “how can construction accidents be prevented?”
As a surge in construction employment provides more opportunities for job seekers, employers in the sector report that finding qualified workers with the right skill sets is an increasing challenge. Recent U.S. labor reports indicate that construction employment is on the rise, with 308,000 jobs added over the past year—representing the highest employment in construction […]
No other energy source compares to the energy potential of sunshine. Solar power in clean and limitless so it doesn’t come as a surprise to see it making its way into the construction industry. Solar energy is the most abundant energy source on the planet, by far.
The end of August brought hot weather and a surge in construction jobs throughout Maryland. Bids remain in high demand as General Contractors are struggling to get qualified subcontractor bids. As September rolled in, new construction jobs out for bid started to slow. This may be a sign of things to come or just maybe […]
When discussing current trends in the construction industry, experts agree on one thing: The greatest concern is a shortage in skilled labor to meet the growing demand in construction jobs. The lack of qualified and experienced talent in all trades of the construction industry is one of the biggest problems to-date. Like many lingering issues […]
Unemployment has dropped from a high of 11.6 percent during the depths of the Great Recession in June 2009 to 6.4 percent in July. But South Carolina workers also know wages for those jobs are growing ever so slowly. South Carolina ranked 36th in the nation in wage growth from 2013 to 2014 –expanding only […]
The U.S. housing market dragged the economy into a deep recession nearly eight years ago. Could it now insulate the domestic expansion during a fragile period of global growth? Recent numbers look promising, but several obstacles — including shifts in where young households want to live, their capacity to take on debt and rising costs […]
The Associated General Contractors of America said construction employment nationwide fell to its lowest level in June since 2001. The group blamed worker shortages in many parts of the country. According to a report from ADT, Florida added over 20,000 construction jobs in June, down only 5% from the same month a year ago. Economists say […]