We’re sure you’ve heard about the current shortages, long delays, and price spikes in construction materials as a result of the pandemic.
Posts By: Mark Galbraith
As a whole, the construction industry uses large amounts of global resources and contributes heavily to pollution. It is reported that building and construction companies can contribute up to the following amounts across various industries within a single economy:
- 25-40% of total energy consumed
- 30% of raw materials used
For generations, building owners have debated over the advantages of one construction method over the other. Conventional wisdom was that traditional construction could meet requirements for irregular layouts, heavy loads, and multiple stories; while pre-engineered construction introduced advantages of shorter construction time and consistent engineering standards.
Today you can get Read More
Studies show that a properly installed and maintained metal roof system has a service life of 60 years or more. A preventative maintenance program is a key factor in maximizing the life expectancy and dependability of your roof system. Periodic inspections should begin as soon as your building is Read More
How to select your project delivery method, contractor, and construction method.
A construction project can be a long and arduous process. But there are three things you can do today to get started in the right direction. These basic steps, with some research and planning, will prepare you for future Read More
The Latest Trends in Commercial Office Space Design
Take a look at your office space. Is it stuck in traditional and outdated style and functionality? Maybe it’s time for a refresh, or maybe it’s time to look for a new space altogether. In any case, updating your commercial office design Read More
A Roof that Outlasts All Others: Go Metal
It might not be the most appealing part of your building, but your roof is certainly one of the most important. A good roof maintains the integrity of your building and protects all that’s under it from being exposed to unforgiving weather. Read More
Generation Z is Interested in Construction—Here’s How to Help them Get There
The construction industry has a lot to offer for those who are considered part of “Generation Z,” born between 1995 and 2010. The industry is a promising career field for them for a couple of reasons—the important thing Read More
Is Your Construction Project Reaching its Highest Potential? (Pun Intended)
Above all other sectors, drone usage is finding a comfortable home in the construction industry, growing by 239% year-over-year.
One of the main components to successful construction project management that we’ve been heavily talking about recently is being able Read More
How Lean Building can Eliminate Waste and Improve Efficiency
Economic pressures (that include preventing another recession) are pushing hard on today’s construction industry to improve productivity and eliminate waste. Over the past 20 years, the manufacturing sector has increased its labor productivity by 3.6%, and the construction sector by only Read More