How Will Phase Change Materials Affect the Future of Concrete?
FEB 27, 2019 construction, market trends
How Will Phase Change Materials Affect the Future of Concrete? Winter is upon us, and in many parts of the United States, this means significant amounts of snow and ice. Winter weather conditions can wreak havoc on roadways — especially when they can’t be plowed in a timely manner. But, what if that could change? With phase change materials, roads may soon be able to clear themselves. Read More
Pitch Perfect: Using Roof Pitch Pans
FEB 21, 2019 market trends
Pitch Perfect: Using Roof Pitch Pans A roofing pitch pan (RPP) is a construction detail that allows the installation of vertical supports or penetrations — on top of or through a waterproof roofing system — without negatively influencing the water tightness of the installation. Read More
Prepare for Success with Emerging Technologies
JAN 24, 2019 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management construction, risk management, market trends Tags: Emerging Technology, Insurance, Insuretech, Internet of Things, IoT, Pilot Program
Prepare for Success with Emerging Technologies Have you considered investing in emerging technologies that could support your risk management efforts and prepare your company for future success? As a construction business owner, the decision to invest in emerging technologies is not an easy one. It’s no secret new technologies bring some concerns. The solution? A cost-sharing pilot program with your insurance carrier. Read More
The Changing Manufacturing Industry Dramatic changes to technology, risk, and human capability have all shaped the current manufacturing landscape. Future generations of manufacturers could work with entirely different products and processes than those of their predecessors. Read More
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback
SEP 07, 2018 construction, manufacturing, market trends
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback Over the past 50 years, there has been a sharp decline in the recognition and education of skilled trades. Now, as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the construction, manufacturing and engineering fields, 31 million positions will be open to vocational workers in the next two years. The problem? Skilled trades have been deemphasized for so long that younger generations do not consider this career path. Read More
Growing Pains? Consider Automation
JUL 09, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management construction, market trends
Growing Pains? Consider Automation Technology has rapidly become an integral part of each day. Due to its vast capabilities, developments have improved all areas of life, including the business sector. Thanks to new technology, the productivity of workers and the efficiency of processes can improve. Read More
Alternative Energy Jobs You Didn't Know Existed
FEB 22, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control market trends
Alternative Energy Jobs You Didn't Know Existed Whether you’re looking for a new career path or just want to stay up on the trends – jobs in alternate energy are growing as fast as the industry itself. Here, you can find unique construction jobs working in the wind and solar fields. Read More
Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.?
FEB 14, 2018 manufacturing, market trends
Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.? It wasn’t very long ago that the U.S. was the largest manufacturing country in the world. That all changed, however, when China took over the title in 2010 – and it’s been there ever since. The good news is the U.S. is positioned to retake the number one spot again by the end of this decade. Read More
Coming Soon to a Construction Jobsite Near You: Brick Laying Robots
SEP 05, 2017 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction, market trends
Coming Soon to a Construction Jobsite Near You: Brick Laying Robots Many factors have impacted the construction industry's lag in implementing technology and automation over the years. These factors include variations in jobs, harsh working environments, varying raw materials, technology limitations/durability and the availability of skilled labor. Read More
What You Need to Know About Contractor-to-Contractor Equipment Rentals
JUL 14, 2017 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction, market trends
What You Need to Know About Contractor-to-Contractor Equipment Rentals

The construction equipment rental industry is a $40 billion per year industry, which has not changed tremendously over the past number years. Contractors have typically rented equipment from a retail rental company with few other options. With the construction industry’s recent engagement in emerging technology, many areas, including equipment rental, are beginning to evolve.

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