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 […]
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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?”
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The construction industry in Pennsylvania is looking pretty good this year. Recent economic data indicates steadily improving conditions for growth. Long-term gross domestic product (GDP) growth trends show momentum in Pennsylvania’s economy, with the state finally regaining its prerecession growth trajectory. Though recovering economic ground lost during the recession will take years, the state’s economy […]