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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…

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…