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New Report Reveals Construction Industry to be Among the Top Industries for Alcohol Consumption

By John Gerardi | November 26, 2015

Construction projects have some of the riskiest and most critical jobs in the world, leading companies in the field to prioritize safety measures in order to prevent untoward incidents. Despite this focus on safety, construction has recently been reported to be one of the top industries for heavy drinking among employees. Based on data from…

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Global Construction Market 2015 Key Trends, Demand, Analysis and Forecast to 2020

By Flavio Battan | November 19, 2015

The field of construction is gearing up for extensive growth in the next few years. Expansion in the area of construction has steadily grown worldwide, from 2.7 percent in 2013 to 3.1 percent in 2014. Based on the latest forecast by business information and market research company Timetric, this uptick will continue as 2015 comes…

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Intelligently Designed Cities will be the Urban Trend of the Future

By ProEst | November 12, 2015

The growing urban population has led many governments and private companies to invest in projects that are geared towards the use of technology and state-of-the-art living conditions to make the urban world a better place to live in. For this purpose, technical and management support services provider AECOM has shifted its focus to the creation…

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The Rise of Prefabrication in Construction

By John Gerardi | November 6, 2015

We are currently living in the age of mass-manufactured buildings, where prefabrication has become the norm. Speed and efficiency are elements that building owners require of construction companies in order to cut costs and get jobs done quickly. Prefabrication in itself has changed over the years. In the past, it was just walls and surfaces…

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Construction of New Offshore Wind Farm Provides Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturers

By Flavio Battan | October 22, 2015

Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is actively pursuing offshore wind power as the next breakthrough in energy generation in the United States. The non-profit group has just embarked on a milestone project called Icebreaker, which aims to launch the offshore wind industry in the area of the Great Lakes and Ohio. The Icebreaker project…

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SMDI Launches New Website Dedicated to Using Steel for Building Construction

By ProEst | October 8, 2015

Steel continues to be one of the essential materials used in the construction industry. The material’s strength and cost effectiveness has led many construction companies to use different forms of steel for various building projects.However, with the rise of other construction materials and the need for more sustainable construction projects, the business section of the…

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American Arbitration Association Revises Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures

By Flavio Battan | September 24, 2015

Any project is bound to encounter some kinks that need to be ironed out. This may come in many forms for the construction industry, such as malfunctioning equipment or errors in cost estimates. Sometimes, though, the issue arises from disputes between people involved in construction projects, and the problem may escalate to a point where…

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Insurance Brokers Launch Scaffolding Insurance for Construction Industry

By John Gerardi | September 18, 2015

Safety is one of the most important considerations in construction projects. Maintaining a safe working environment for employees in the construction industry provides means preserving employee health and wellness, reducing cost maintenance and garnering trust from investors and clients. Each construction project involves a number of high-risk activities that need to be monitored closely. In…

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