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Here’s What You Need to Know About IoT in Construction

The construction industry has become increasingly technologically advanced, so it’s hardly surprising that IoT is taking off.The global population is rising, and urbanization is in full swing, so th

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Construction Insurance in 2022: Pain Points and Solutions

Despite its continued growth, the construction industry has seen its fair share of challenges in the past few years. According to Woodruff Sawyer, a major insurance brokerage and consulting firm in th

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5 Major Opportunities Driving Sustainable Construction in 2022

With the future of our planet hanging in the balance, the construction industry still has a lot of challenges left to overcome before it reaches a point of sustainable development. As it stands, the c

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How to Ensure Construction Site Safety

Working in construction is by default a dangerous activity. That is not to say that every construction worker is doomed to suffer an injury over the course of their career, but accidents can happen ev

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The Paint Shortage of 2022

It seems like everything is in short supply, including paint.While COVID-19 disrupted supply chains worldwide, paint suppliers faced a massive surge in demand. Countless people undertook renovation pr

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How to Prevent Delays in Construction Projects

Companies across the nation are facing construction delays, but the good news is there are a few things you can do to prevent setbacks. Construction delays are all too common, especially these days. A

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How to Adapt Buildings to Climate Change

Following a dangerous trend, weather in 2022 has been anything but stable. As of July 11, there have been “9 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the Unite

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Major Trends in the Plumbing Industry in 2022

Without question, the past few years have been a wild ride for the construction industry, affecting all sectors, redefining consumer needs and expectations, and setting the stage for a whole new chapt

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Why Is There a Building Material Shortage?

It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken its toll on a lot of industries, slowing them down. So far, the construction industry seems to have gone the other way. Where others have struggled with hu

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All About the Cement Shortage

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, shortages have been a common occurrence. Today, many parts of the U.S. are facing a shortage of cement an

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The Biggest Opportunities for Sustainable Construction in 2022

Read the original article by clicking here. As eco-consumer rates increase globally, industries search for pollution reduction methods. The United Nations Paris Agreement supports the shift towards s

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Top 5 Mid-Year 2022 Construction Industry Trends

Read the original article by clicking here. Despite a strong construction market, contractors today are almost universally experiencing five sources of pain. We describe some of those sources and giv

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10 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Construction

Read the original article by clicking here. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Vision Team and Futures Council recently detailed ten future construction trends. 1 Increased regulation

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Building Materials Prices Move Higher, Up 19% Year-over-Year

Read the original article by clicking here. According to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of goods used in residential constru

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Drones in the Construction Industry

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content Drones are already revolutionizing the construction industry—and they’re only going to become more popular. The construction industry is ine

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Researchers harness algae to ‘grow’ construction cement

By BRUCE FINLEY Read the original article here. DENVER (AP) — The massive worldwide pouring of concrete as developers densify cities could be transformed, eliminating heat-trapping pollution int

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5 Ways the Construction Industry is Changing in 2022 Due to COVID-19 (For Constr

While almost every industry has been affected by COVID-19, the challenges experienced by contractors have been especially daunting. By Howard Frederick Read the original article here. COVID

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How a Long-Sought Bill Could Make Construction Work Less Deadly (New York Times)

Carlos Moncayo, 22, died seven years ago at a Manhattan construction site. A bill on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk aims to make conditions safer for workers like him. By Karen Zraick Read the origin

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Construction’s labor, economic numbers begin to show cracks (Construction Dive

by Joe Bousquin Read the original article here Dive Brief: Contractors reported fewer unfilled job openings in May as overall nonresidential construction spending dipped and signs of the slow

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Making Concrete More Sustainable Through Restoration (Construction Pros)

Making Concrete More Sustainable Through Restoration By Keith Armishaw Read the original article here. We rely on concrete for many aspects of life—the roads we dr

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Lumber bubble 2.0 just burst—here’s when to expect the best deals (Fortune)

Lumber bubble 2.0 just burst—here’s when to expect the best deals BY WILL DANIEL Read the original article here. Since the beginning of the pandemic, lumber prices have been more vol

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Strong Employment Numbers Ease Some Industry Recession Fears (ENR)

Strong Employment Numbers Ease Some Industry Recession Fears (ENR) Read the original article here. By Alisa Zevin Following months of volatility in the stock market, along with record high infl

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The 8 largest OSHA fines of Q1 2022 (Construction Dive)

4 things every contractor should know about insurance By Matthew Thibault Read the original article here. For trench safety, fall protection and other violations, the agency doled out hefty

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Infrastructure act will draw workers to trades, but training is key: Walsh (Cons

By Julie StruppRead the original article here.Dive Brief:The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure I

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All About Bendable Concrete

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de DenuTraditional concrete is brittle and has good load-bearing capacity, but it often fails under tensile load or cracks due to temperature changes or vibrations. However,

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Virtual Reality in the Construction Industry

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content Virtual reality is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries, including the construction industry. It’s easy to assum

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Sustainability in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is responsible for a large percentage of our annual CO2 emissions, but things are starting to change for the better.  (Picture) From anncapictures on Pixabay.com (https:/

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Getting the Most from your Team with Construction Technology

Getting the Most from your Team with Construction Technology MARCH 29, 2022 BY JOHN BIGGS Read the original article by Procore here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently weighed in on an i

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Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction (Construction Dive)

Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why? Published March 23, 2022 Visions were grand, forecast

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Lumber prices fall 22% in March as housing market cools on soaring mortgage rate

Read the original article by Insider here. Matthew Fox Mar 23, 2022, 11:48 AM Lumber prices are bucking the trend of other supply-constrained commodities and moving lower in March as the housing

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