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Construction Salary Trends

Construction wages rose 3.6 percent in 2016, and in 2017 contractors estimated an increase of 3.4 percent. But, just like any other industry, there are many different reasons why construction salaries vary. As we close out 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on the prior year’s salary statistics. Construction Salary Factors [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:57-04:00 December 12th, 2017|Construction Blog|

What’s New in the Oil and Gas Industry?

From artificial intelligence (AI) to the variables affecting oil prices, there are some interesting changes taking place in the oil and gas industry. Here are some of the most recent developments. What’s Affecting Oil Prices? Advisors have predicted prices to average $62.50/bbl for the week of November 6, 2017. The average indicated [...]

By | 2017-12-01T11:54:35-04:00 December 7th, 2017|Construction Blog|

Future of Design-Build Construction in Water and Wastewater Development

A research project conducted by the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) indicated positive current growth of design-build construction in water-wastewater construction. But, what does the future have in store for the industry? The WDBC collected and analyzed data for the 2014–2021 timeframe enabling them to evaluate both historical and prospective trends for design-build [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:57-04:00 December 5th, 2017|Construction Blog|

Oil and Gas Industry: New Equipment and Technology

Advancements in equipment and technology are helping construction supervisors and construction superintendents to make the oil and gas construction industry more efficient and safer. From advanced monitoring solutions to recently developed inspection cameras, here are some new announcements about equipment via Pipeline News. 1. AMT Pipe Trailer Attachment Manufactured by ARDCO, this [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:57-04:00 November 30th, 2017|Construction Blog|

Water and Wastewater Construction: Current Growth of Design-Build

A research study was recently conducted by the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC). The overall goal of the 2017 State of the Demand for Design-Build Delivery in the Water/Wastewater Sector was to establish an industry standard methodology for use on a regular, ongoing basis by assessing the demand for the use of design-build [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:58-04:00 November 28th, 2017|Construction Blog|

Top Construction Trends for 2018

This year ushered in a variety of significant changes in the construction industry. Many of the changes seemed to revolve around technology in an effort to render building processes more efficient. As the construction industry continues to progress, contractors are always searching for the latest innovative techniques while remaining as cost-effective as [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:58-04:00 November 21st, 2017|Construction Blog|

3 Trends in Oil and Gas Construction

The oil and gas construction industry continues to progress as leaders seek innovative ways to improve distribution, safety and even expand certain sectors. Here are some of the most recent trends impacting this industry. 1. Midstream Growth There has been significant growth in midstream sector of Oil & Gas. Some geographic areas [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:58-04:00 November 16th, 2017|Construction Blog|

4 Tips to Attract Talent in Oil and Gas Construction

As many workers from previous generations retire, leaders in the oil and gas construction industry are searching for new ways to recruit fresh talent. If you are wondering what steps you can take to attract professionals to the oil and gas construction industry, here are some tips to consider. Setting Expectations An [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:59-04:00 November 14th, 2017|Construction Blog|

How Have the Recent Hurricanes Impacted Construction?

Although 2005 holds the record for number of hurricanes within a given season at 15, it appears that 2017 will also go down in history as one of the worst all-time active hurricane seasons. 2017 saw multiple Category 5 storms that resulted in billions of dollars in damages. In addition to rising [...]

By | 2017-11-02T14:05:39-04:00 November 9th, 2017|Construction Blog|

Skilled Labor Wages – Will They Continue to Rise?

Recent industrywide surveys have indicated that skilled labor wages continue to rise at a steady pace due to a significant labor shortage of qualified craft workers. In an effort to attract workers, a growing number of firms are not only increasing base-pay rates, but also offering incentives and bonuses to prospective employees. [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:59-04:00 November 7th, 2017|Construction Blog|

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