Tag: Manufacturing


2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. contractors have a lot on their minds as they look to the year ahead. Snarled supply chains and rising inflation could bring higher costs and lower profits in 2023. Workforce shortages, which make projects take longer and cost more, […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022


Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of […]


Contractors added to backlogs in September, expect higher profits

October 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Backlog in heavy industrial increased sizably in September, spurred by a 21.5% year-over-year increase in manufacturing-related construction spending. The booking of new projects, plus an even more optimistic outlook on profits and hiring, defies predictions of a recession taking the […]


Dodge construction index rebuffs recession fears, hits 14-year high

July 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Though the slight increase wasn’t dramatic, Dodge chief economist Richard Branch said it’s another data point that shows a sign of strength in the construction industry. A total of 27 projects with a value of $100 million or more entered […]

Construction Techniques

Contech leaders say convergence is driving a construction industry renaissance

July 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In the building industry, convergence is a blurring of lines between technology, process and sectors such as architecture, manufacturing and entertainment. The goal? Finding better ways to design, build and make space. “Architects and builders are looking to manufacturing to […]


Industry Leads for the Week of April 18, 2022

April 13, 2022

Via: ENR

Daechang Seat Co. is planning to construct a new metal automotive seat frames manufacturing plant on a 22-acre site at the Phenix Industrial Park in Phenix City. The project scope includes construction of a 200,000-sq-ft building; installation of stamping presses […]

Construction Techniques

A Pavilion That Unites Upcycling Materials, Automated Manufacturing and Virtual Reality

April 12, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The construction industry has experienced severe changes in recent decades. Historically, it counted on abundant labor and a false notion that natural resources were infinite, but nowadays the sector has struggled to find innovations that will allow it to become […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Prescient announces $190M in funding

May 3, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company leverages offsite manufacturing and lightweight steel construction to help developers and general contractors create multifamily and hospitality projects more quickly and with less expense, according to the firm. All of its components are made from […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Procurement

Biden toughens Buy American rules

January 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Manufacturing and labor groups including the AFL-CIO applauded the order, which tightens policies already in place. “The Trump administration used the right words but never put in place policies to affect meaningful change,” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said […]

Construction Techniques

Study shows the benefit of real-time 3D technologies

April 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

While digital twins have been used for years in manufacturing and aviation, adoption is slowly making its way to construction. These virtual models collect real-world information about a structure via sensors, drones and other wireless technology. The “twin” continuously learns […]


Global Manufacturing Purchasing Index feels Coronavirus Effects, Says IHS Markit

March 6, 2020

Via: ENR

Amid coronavirus fears, global manufacturing and service sectors experienced the steepest fall since 2009, according to the February edition of IHS Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, released in early March. China’s economy has seen the largest fall, with South Korea, […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Caterpillar had to raise prices in light of tariffs last quarter

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018 had a significant effect on Caterpillar, with Bonfield last year citing material costs up 2% due to higher steel prices, but the effects appear to be stabilizing now. “It’s now been a […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Infographic: U.S. Large Project Starts – Bridges and Manufacturing and Distribution Plants

January 21, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This infographic looks at U.S. large project starts for bridges and manufacturing and distribution plants. At the […]