ProEst Blog

10 Ways Construction Companies Can Help With the Labor Shortage

By Flavio Battan | March 19, 2015

Construction job openings in the U.S. have risen by at least 200,000 in 2014 alone, caused primarily by an increase in the number of construction projects in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. However, many factors have dampened this bit of good news to a point where construction firms are still short on workforce, with…

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NAHB International Builders Show Highlights

By Flavio Battan | February 5, 2015

One of the grandest trade shows for the building industry has come to a close. The 2015 NAHB International Builders Show followed the theme “All Homes Start Here”, which was experienced by more than 55,000 attendees. The three-day event was packed with learning sessions from top experts in the field of building. Visitors were also…

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Keystone Pipeline could mean much needed employment for construction sector

By John Gerardi | January 29, 2015

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed extension of the existing oil pipeline system running through the U.S. and Canada. The aim of extending the current Keystone Pipeline is to duplicate it for use in Montana and North Dakota using a larger diameter pipe and a much shorter route. However, the proposal is currently facing…

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Goals for the construction industry in 2015

By John Gerardi | January 22, 2015

The past year has been a tumultuous ride for the construction industry. We have seen how many companies have started up shop and flourished in the field of construction amidst news of the declining number of skilled workers. As the construction industry starts sinking its teeth into another year, many experts are looking at 2015…

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Construction Industry in Desperate Need of Skilled Workers

By John Gerardi | November 27, 2014

The field of construction may have built a large portion of the world’s greatest structures, but a recent report says the industry seems to be falling apart. According to a news report, the industry’s workforce is already scraping the bottom of the barrel as the country realizes its shortage of skilled construction workers. Associated General…

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Our Twitter Summary of the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo with JLC LIVE

By ProEst | October 30, 2014

Baltimore played host to the 2014 Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE (R|D|J) on October 22-24, 2014. The annual convention provides an opportunity for buyers and sellers to converge in one place and experience the latest updates in the field of residential construction. If you missed it, get the highlights below: [View the story…

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SpecWave Composer Puts Engineering Specs Front and Center

By ProEst | October 24, 2014

In construction projects, codes, standards, and engineering specifications are some of the most important information involved in the entire process. But the documents that contain this information often don’t receive the scrutiny they deserve, usually being relegated to email attachments as PDF or Word documents. With each new project, designers either have to create these…

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Drones Likely to Become Regular Piece of Construction Equipment in Future

By Flavio Battan | October 16, 2014

The field of construction has continually embraced technology as a means to improve productivity and output quality. Take the case of drones, which have earned a bad reputation for their covert – and sometimes privacy-violating – use in military surveillance. Drones belong to a class of machines called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that perform things…

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