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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…

Why Lumber Prices Are at an All-Time High

23 Oct 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

COVID-19 is putting a tremendous strain on construction. Firm leaders and contractors across the country are feeling the effects. Concrete form suppliers are also feeling stifled. The next time you go scouting for concrete formwork ties, you may notice that lumber has a much higher…

Restaurant Drive-Thru Construction in Higher Demand in 2020

14 Oct 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

You may find yourself searching for used concrete forms for sale and other supplies if you’ve been recently hired to do a construction job for a restaurant company. Restaurant construction is seeing an increase in projects, which is good news for construction firms and contractors…

Commercial Construction Is Predicted to Decline Based on AIA Report

25 Sep 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

It’s been a trying year as the coronavirus continues to interrupt the market, different industries, institutions, and governments of the world. Providers of concrete forms, plywood for sale, or the construction industry, as a whole, is not exempted from the effects of the virus and…

How Technology Is Helping Construction Collaboration

18 Sep 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

In today’s world, technology plays a vital role in our every day lives. Those of us in construction can admit that technology is changing the way we work, mostly for the better. However, some contractors don’t have the time to research the benefits of technology,…

Construction Costs Dip for the First Time in a Decade

11 Sep 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

It should come as no surprise to know that COVID-19 has shocked economies around the world. Every industry has been impacted in some way or other, even construction. If you lead a construction firm, are a contractor, or work for one, you are probably aware…

3 Ways to Adapt Your Construction Business During Covid-19

13 Aug 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

COVID-19 has caused changes to the construction industry and experts say many of them will remain even after the virus recedes. Adapting quickly is the best way to prompt a successful move forward. Perhaps COVID-19 has caused your company to lose a lot of workers…

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…