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Forming America

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…

Construction Challenges to be Aware of in 2021

24 Dec 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe, many industries have been impacted in ways that will continue into 2021. The construction industry is no exception, as contractors have had to reckon with project shutdowns, layoffs, and the increased cost of construction. As 2021…

Covid-19, the Gas Tax, and the Future of Funding Infrastructure

17 Dec 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

By now, many of the long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have become clear- school closures, a shutdown of the entertainment industry, and a sharp decrease in travel are already underway. But drivers may be surprised to find that there are additional consequences for the…

NYC Construction Injuries Are Down 20%: What We Can Learn About Safety

10 Dec 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

Even with all the proper precautions, injuries happen, but many organizations go to extreme lengths to prevent as many as possible. You know that the safety measures taken on a job site are extremely important whether you are in the business of demolition, concrete shoring,…

Concrete Formwork Report Predicts Rise Over Next 6 Years

24 Nov 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

With its first confirmed case in Wuhan, China, in November 2019, COIVD-19 quickly spread worldwide, impacting 214 countries and territories, all of which felt a massive impact on their economies. Every industry has been affected, some more negatively than others. Construction, of course, has felt…

Here’s How Protests & Riots Have Affected Construction

10 Nov 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

You are probably well aware of the protests and riots that have swept through the country this year. Protests began in March 2020 after the death of Breonna Taylor and ensued again in May after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since then,…

4 Reasons Why Construction Documentation is Important During COVID-19

30 Oct 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Like many other sectors, the construction industry has had to adapt in response to COVID-19. Construction sites implement additional safety measures to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Owners, investors, and stakeholders are more concerned about the economy and how the coronavirus…