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Moderate Gains in Construction Spending Expected Through 2017

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.

2017 Regional Construction Outlook

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.

Polyurea Fills the Need for Fast Turnaround, Durable Concrete Control Joints

From warehouses to retail and grocery stores, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.

Industrial Redevelopment Is Prime in NYC and Charlotte

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. 

What’s Next for Temporary Modular Buildings?

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.

Moving Work Offsite

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.

Applying Scalable Prefabrication to Industrial Construction Work

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?”

Moving Parts

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.

21st Century Energy Infrastructure: Opportunities and Obstacles

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.

Oil and Gas Industry to Make Significant Infrastructure Investments

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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