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Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game

The versatility of materials is just one example of the many changes taking place in specialty trades like concrete and asphalt. Versatility appears to be an ongoing theme for concrete and asphalt contractors — not just in terms of materials, but also when it comes to contractors’ services, abilities, delivery methods and available technologies.

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Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the statistics on scaffold accidents are not particularly encouraging. The CFOI reports that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the incident either to the planking or support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object.

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Riding the Rails

The volume of construction material shipped via rail is increasing.

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Smarter Than the Average Building

Smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes and now smart buildings. This rapidly expanding trend changes the way builders construct and owners manage their buildings.

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Automation on the Jobsite: How Contractors Are Exploring New Ways to Build

Technology continues evolving, offering opportunities for construction firms to automate some practices and explore new ways to build. Drones have made significant inroads, while robotics and 3D printing hold potential but are not in widespread use.

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