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The “Next Normal”: Construction Industry Trends That Are Here to Stay

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  While the pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains and production output in mining, manufacturing, and construction it also provided an impetus for some long-delayed innovation. Even before Covid 19 reared its ugly head, the industrial world faced the ongoing challenges that continue to this day in the way of…
construction infrastructure
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Associated General Contractors Say Biden Policies Adding to US Infrastructure Crisis

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  The civil construction infrastructure sector is looking at a mass exodus of construction workers, with the Brookings Institute forecasting a yearly exit from the industry at 1.5 million workers per year, every year, over the next decade according to a June 16, 2020 article by Construction Equipment Guide correspondent…
Construction Materials Lumber Prices
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Pipelines, Politics, and the Construction Materials Price Spikes

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  Thanks to the current White House resident, the US construction industry is rolling through a perfect storm of construction material price spikes that some might think is an intentional assault on what would otherwise be a thriving economic sector.  Already depressed by the government overreach that culminated in the…
2021 construction trends
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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…
tunnel construction upgrades
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Tunneling Projects 2021: 50-Year Upgrades and New Tunnel Spending

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  With the latest 1.9 trillion dollar Covid 19 relief spending bill now heading to the White House for approval, tunnel project spending has become quite the political football. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pet subway project in her California home district, ridiculed by opponents as “Pelosi’s tunnel of love”, lost…
Concrete and Precast Concrete Technology
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Concrete Technology 2021: Greener Every Year and 35% Stronger

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  The term “green concrete”, not so many decades ago, used to describe the condition of freshly poured ready mix concrete in construction projects or precast concrete products that required more curing time to achieve its full average 3,000 psi strength. The term “green” as applied to concrete was all…

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