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How AI and Robots Could Change the Construction Industry

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

In the age of technology, artificial intelligence is benefiting more and more lives every day. Businesses and entire industries are also being transformed by the use of automation, learning technology, and the precision and accuracy of robots. Historically, the construction industry has relied on hands-on,…

Will the Construction Industry See Gen Z Join Its Workforce?

03 Aug 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

Career choices have changed throughout each generation based on their values and experiences. Each year there are more and more young people joining the labor force. Those born in 2000, known as Gen Z, are now 20 years old and are either going to college…

Utilizing Volcanic Ash To Create a Greener Concrete

15 Jul 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

In Japan, concrete construction is seeing new improvements through an unlikely source: volcanic ash. With sand becoming more and more scarce, a couple of universities and firms have realized the potential of utilizing ash to create greener concrete. This choice is not only environmentally friendly,…

Which College Degrees Lead to the Most Money in Construction?

08 Jul 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

There are many colleges and universities that offer degrees in construction. What exactly are college students in the construction field learning? These students are learning about building materials, project coordination, concrete shoring, blueprint reading and technology applying to the management of construction operations. Construction programs…

How Construction Firms Are Continuing Work During the Pandemic

05 Jul 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

With the coronavirus bringing the nation to a halt, many companies have opted for working remotely and interacting with clients, co-workers, and other business personnel via virtual conference calls. The construction industry, including those which offer plywood for sale, however, has had no simple alternatives…

What Qualities Should I Look for In a Construction Supplier?

17 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

As an industrial builder, you’re always looking for the best suppliers of concrete wall forms and subcontractors that align ultimately with your budget but also with your expectations for quality work. There are certain qualities and attributes to look out for when partnering with other…

How Natural Materials Are Revolutionizing Construction

10 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

A breakthrough in research by biochemists at the University of Colorado may change the way buildings are made forever. We know construction projects require forms and concrete formwork ties, but what about using living, biological materials? Read on below to learn how bacteria is joining…

Why Are Schools Today So Expensive to Build?

03 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

There has been a significant upward trend in recent years related to building costs for schools. Rising costs are being impacted most by the construction industry, economy, labor force, and price of materials for things like concrete wall forms. By comparing square foot averages over…

How Cell Phones Are Negatively Impacting Job Sites

22 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Remember back to simpler times when you didn’t have to worry about social media, notifications, and texting? Long gone are the days where job sites were free of distractions. Rather than just worrying about what concrete forms to use, or finishing a job on time,…

4 Ways to Speed Up Payment from Contractors

15 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

It can be detrimental to your business if your payment is delayed by a general contractor. But did you know there are ways to protect yourself and get paid sooner? Whether you need plywood for sale for a project or need to pay wages to…