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Forming America

How Would a Change in Minimum Wage Affect the Construction Industry?

07 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

The minimum wage has been in the news often lately. A failed provision in the latest Coronavirus relief package proposed a change to $15 an hour- the first change since it was raised to $7.25 in 2009. However, all indications are that Democrats in Congress…

Questions to Ask Yourself When Bidding on a Shoring Project

24 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Any construction project is a big undertaking—not only are these projects financial investments, but they also require time, attention, and a lot of work. Shoring projects are no different and when you begin bidding for one, you can expect a lot of questions from the…

The Effects of the Pandemic on Construction Supply and Demand

17 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

For the last year, COVID-19 has been impacting communities across the world and cases are continuing to rise in some places. Despite many governments and companies’ responses, there are many industries still seeing the impacts of the virus. Construction is no different and has a…

The Importance of Marketing and Branding Your Construction Company

10 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

One of the biggest challenges for business owners everywhere is properly marketing and branding your company. This is such a challenge because of how important these strategies are to promoting your business. Even with the best business in the industry, without effective marketing and branding,…

Future Designs for Fast Food Restaurants in 2021

15 Feb 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

As contactless delivery becomes more of a requirement for businesses to stay open, restaurants are going back to the drawing board. Quick service restaurants (QSRs) are investing in new ways to serve their customers. They are being forced to figure out how to re-configure the…

Every Contractor Needs to Be Aware of These Potential Tax Changes

08 Feb 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

It’s safe to say that everyone is still figuring out the aftermath of 2020 and its impact on businesses. With the new year ahead, business owners feel a cautious sense of optimism about the year’s potential for financial growth. Of course, with this growth also…

What Type of Plywood Is Used for Roofing?

26 Jan 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Plywood is a favorite material for many builders because of its water resistance, structural stability, and relatively low cost. These qualities also make it a great choice for the sheathing that covers the rafters on the roof of a building. But another material, oriented strand…

What Does a New Presidential Administration Mean for the Construction Industry?

21 Jan 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

As Inauguration Day approaches, you’re probably hearing a lot about proposed changes from President-Elect Joe Biden and his incoming administration. Biden and his team have been very open about plans to reverse certain policies enacted by President Donald Trump, including the construction of a border…

Stadiums and Arenas to Be Built in 2021

14 Jan 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

While 2020 didn’t bring many opportunities to attend sporting events in person, that has not slowed down many plans for building large venues. When we’re able to attend games and events again, there will be a number of new stadiums and arenas throughout the United…