Month: October 2021

Construction Firms’ Concrete Contractors Go Digital

A survey revealed 89% of construction firms and specialty trades use building information modeling (BIM). Concrete contractors have many incentives to adopt digital layouts: Improves accuracy Increases layout versatility Easier placement of nonlinear shapes Saves time Easier multistream home office coordination Simplified workflow But the biggest incentive is ROI (return on investment). Construction firms say the …

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How Construction Business Managers Compete for Workers

Competing for construction business is something we know about. Most of us have a plan for winning bids and lowballing our competitors without compromising quality or safety. Did you ever think you’d be competing for workers? Labor Shortage Crisis for Construction Business Industry We lost out on Gen X skilled tradesand we’re partly to blame. …

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Up, Down, Boom, Bust, What’s Next With Lumber Prices?

When the price of lumber rose 300%, many of us wondered if that would be another new normal: pandemics and exorbitant lumber prices. It took Fortune eight charts to explain the skyrocketing lumber prices that recently fell to earth. Lumber prices peaked at $1,515 per thousand board feet, then plummeted to $399 and rose to $630 in …

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