Posted on 11/30/2016 7:40 AM By Joanna Masterson
As the industry enters a more mature phase of its expansion, the 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook forecasts total U.S. construction starts will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent in2016.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:18 AM By Bernard Markstein
The first half of 2016 was disappointingly slow, but signs of improvement for the second half have appeared. Employment continues to grow at a slow, but steady, pace. The overall outlook is for continued, albeit slow, expansion in the economy and the construction industry.
Posted on 10/13/2016 11:15 AM By Del Williams
From warehouses to retail and grocery stores, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.
Posted on 8/24/2016 11:12 AM By Joanna Masterson
New York is the top city for redevelopment potential of environmentally distressed industrial sites, according to Arcadis’ Urban Land Restoration Index. Rounding out the top 10 are Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; Nashville, Tenn.; San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Miami; Portland, Ore.; and Los Angeles.
Posted on 1/20/2016 8:03 AM By Joanna Masterson
The trend toward more flexible interior and exterior walls to continue, and modular buildings will become smarter in terms of their ability to have an ongoing line of communication between the user and provider for maintenance and customer service via a smart panel or other device.
Posted on 1/20/2016 7:30 AM By Joanna Masterson
Modularization isn’t the right strategy for every industrial project, but as petrochemical companies, power plants and manufacturing facilities demand new ways to cope with labor rates, weather, safety risks and site constraints, its appeal continues to grow.
Posted on 9/29/2015 9:36 AM By Perry Daneshgari
Companies that have adopted a prefabrication philosophy have had to change their culture from the traditional model of relying on the skilled trades to do all the work to an industrialized construction model. In this new environment, the question is no longer, “what can we prefabricate?” It’s “what can’t we prefabricate?”
Posted on 3/31/2015 6:53 AM By Lauren Pinch
After a long slump, manufacturing is back, and that means a surge in construction to catch up on a backlog of projects that major owners—Nissan and Caterpillar to name a few—have had on their wish lists for years.
Posted on 3/30/2015 7:42 PM By Kyle Isakower
Updating midstream and downstream infrastructure—pipelines, storage, processing, rail and marine components—is essential for ensuring the efficient movement of oil and natural gas to refineries and on to consumers and businesses.
Posted on 4/1/2014 4:00 AM By Joanna Masterson
During the next decade, the oil and gas industry is projected to make nearly $1 trillion in infrastructure investments that will result in more than 900,000 jobs nationwide.
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