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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.