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The Technology Twist On The Construction Industry

Technology is quickly changing the face of the construction industry, and few changes have impacted the construction industry as much as technology. With that in mind, here are some top trends to watch as your construction business moves forward in the coming years: Surveying Technology Surveying is one of the more time consuming parts of […]

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Temporary Stairs Reinvented - Safer Access to High Places

Scaffolding, ladders and temporary wood stairs can be some of the most dangerous areas of the work place posing a threat to your crew,business,as well as costly fines, injuries, lost man power and increased workman's compensation expenses. TeleFlight Stair Systems makes temporary stairs safe, increasing productivity and employee morale. It is the only UL Classified standardized […]

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Advanced Technologies Improving The Construction Industry

Technology is not just for offices — advancements in technology are ready to help you in your construction business. Look at some of these top technology improvements that will increase your productivity and profits. Planning and scheduling Creating a schedule and maintaining it is one of the biggest headaches you face in the construction industry. […]

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Innovative 3-D Facility Lets CAT Engineers Enter a Virtual World

The Tech Center has been CAT’s engineering hub for over fifty years Mossville, Illinois is a rather unassuming location for one of the most advanced engineering facilities in the country. The Tech Center, located in Peoria County in the town of Mossville, has been Caterpillar’s (CAT) research and development hub for over fifty years. Originally […]

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Revolutionary Steering Tech Promises Increased Fuel Economy and Equipment Efficiency

Heavy equipment hydraulic systems are in need of an update Ever since Joseph Bramah patented the hydraulic press in 1795, little has changed in terms of the fundamentals of hydraulic machinery. The basic premise is simple – hydraulic fluid is pumped through steel tubes or flexible rubber hoses by a motor. This fluid then acts […]

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Construction - Just How Expensive is It?

Before a construction firm will take on a project, a lot of time will be invested into the cost and budget of the work. This is because many projects can very easily go over-budget if contractors/suppliers are brought into the equation as well as other environmental factors that can affect budget along the way. If […]

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Domestic Construction Spending Hits Four-Year High

Private building and energy industry construction is big – public works is not A study known as the ”value of construction put in place survey” provides a monthly estimate of the total dollar value of construction work done across the U.S. This survey includes construction activities completed each month on new structures or improvements to […]

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Home Construction Accelerates, According To Government Data Sources

Permits for single family homes rise as a rebounding economy drives new home builds Often an indicator of the health of the national economy, new housing starts have been closely analyzed over the past five years. From 2008 on, the US economy and the construction sector have been witnessing a dramatic slowdown that has choked […]

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Construction Employment Grows in 194 of 339 US Metropolitan Areas

A recovery appears on the horizon, but we’re not back to the peak yet The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) released information based on federal employment data information that points to an increase of construction employment in the majority of US metropolitan areas. The employment data study (which covers August 2012 to August 2013) […]

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Construction News From Across the Water: UK Construction Industry Update

Despite the economic downturn and the problems that many countries in Europe are experiencing with economic growth – the UK’s construction industry is one that seems to be surviving the slump. Industry figures from October 2013 show that the UK Construction industry has continued to grow for the 5th Consecutive month. The biggest boost this […]

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Construction Equipment

“Safety First” – It’s an Age-Old Motto For a Reason! Safety is of uppermost importance to anyone on a job site. Workers must always be concerned about their personal safety, as well as the safety of their peers. Construction managers and Foremen must be concerned with the health and welfare of their teams, as well […]

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Why Do Construction Workers Always Appear To Be Standing Around - Doing Nothing?

Construction Workers Frequently Appear To Be Observing Work… Rather Than Actually Completing Work Insiders in the construction industry understand that the public’s perception of construction workers could use a little PR. More importantly, though, the often-misunderstood construction worker could stand to simply provide a glimpse into the everyday life of those who build for a […]

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