Month: June 2016

apprenticeship

Are Women Falling Behind in Construction Apprenticeship Positions?

A pervasive stereotype of the construction industry is that it’s a man’s field, where few women are employed and fewer still are welcomed. The unfortunate truth of the matter suggests that this is very much the case: women are significantly underrepresented in construction employment and apprenticeship. Falling Behind or Falling Out? The level of female …

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3d printing in the construction industry

Are 3D Printed Houses the Next Big Thing?

The advances in 3D printing technology have given engineers, designers and hobbyists the ability to imagine and produce objects on a small scale. In several cities around the world, however, 3D printing in the construction industry is becoming more widely accepted as its benefits become clearer. Architectural 3D printing can allow the construction of multiple structures with unprecedented …

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safety standards in construction

Maryland Seeks to Raise Safety Standards in Construction

Construction work is well-known as being a dangerous, potentially fatal occupation. In 2016, the state of Maryland is seeking to improve construction safety in an effort to benefit workers, managers, construction companies and building owners. Reforming Maryland’s Construction Industry A number of safety-related bills are under consideration during Maryland’s 2016 legislative session. One of the more …

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residential construction

Top Features Requested from Residential Construction Buyers

Providing your customers with what they want is the basis for any successful business. A recent survey conducted by a leading construction industry organization can help residential construction companies achieve that goal. The survey’s results, contained in the report What Home Buyers Really Want, provide detailed information on the features residential construction customers want most …

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new construction

Why Aren’t Millennials Choosing New Construction?

While you might be tempted to assume millennials‘ financial difficulties are what’s keeping them out of the housing market, you’d be missing half the story if you did. Personal preferences are also among the reasons some millennials may not choose to buy a new construction. How Millennials‘ Housing Preferences Differ Burdensome student debt and poor …

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construction industry employment

New Report: Construction Industry Employment on the Rise

After years of uncertainty following the 2008 economic crisis, the construction job market is finally making a recovery. This year, you’ll see an especially promising outlook for construction industry employment. More Construction Firms Hiring When the national economy took a dramatic turn for the worse in 2008, the construction job market shrank just as dramatically. …

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technology in the construction industry

Can Smart Vests Make Job Sites Safer?

While you might view technology in the construction industry primarily from an efficiency standpoint, some of today’s technology also offers major health and safety benefits. Among these is a smart vest developed to alert wearers to the signs of heat illness before their health suffers. Heat Illness: An Increasingly Common Threat Unusually high summer temperatures …

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