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April 19, 2018 Why Masonry Continues to Lead With so many beneficial properties, masonry remains a solid choice for a variety of building and project types across the globe – from high-end public projects ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
April 18, 2018 Construction Safety: The Basics of Lockout/Tagout Welcome to Frick & Frack's first episode of the Construction Safety Blog for 2018!  This year, the guys are doing things a little differently as they go on ...Keep Reading
By Chris Schwedtmann and Brett Geger
April 17, 2018 How Steel Tariff Increases Could Impact U.S. Construction When President Trump took office in January 2017, one of his promises was to renegotiate, and, if needed, alter trade agreements with the goal of helping ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 13, 2018 Building Solutions Construction Data and Trends Vol 81, April 13, 2018 Every two weeks, Oldcastle Building Solutions Business Intelligence prepares a report focused on understanding and analyzing construction market data and ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 3, 2018 Advantages of Pre-Fabricated Products Builders and developers are looking for ways to deliver projects on time, under budget, and more efficiently, and that’s why pre-fabrication is continuing to ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
March 30, 2018 Building Solutions Construction Data and Trends Vol 80, March 30, 2018 Every two weeks, Oldcastle Building Solutions Business Intelligence prepares a report focused on understanding and analyzing construction market data and ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 22, 2018 Using Masonry and Elevation: Lessons on Flood-Zone Protection Following Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 with sustained winds of 100-140 mph and storm surges as high as 29 1/2 feet. By the time the storm ended, 80 ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
March 16, 2018 Building Solutions Construction Data and Trends Vol 79, March 16, 2018 Every two weeks, Oldcastle Building Solutions Business Intelligence prepares a report focused on understanding and analyzing construction market data and ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 8, 2018 Canadian Outlook and Construction Forecast for 2018 This year we decided to add economic coverage of Canada to our annual forecast report, providing you a better overview of the North American market. ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 5, 2018 Construction Safety: A Closer Look at Overconfidence in Equipment It's great to be confident about your job, and it's always reassuring to have the newest tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and equipment on the work ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
March 2, 2018 Building Solutions Construction Data and Trends Vol 78, March 2, 2018 Every two weeks, Oldcastle Building Solutions Business Intelligence prepares a report focused on understanding and analyzing construction market data and ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 1, 2018 An Introduction to Early Supplier Involvement in the Construction Industry  “You are too early.” “We don’t even have design documents together yet.” “We always work through the design teams and if needed, subcontractors, for any help ...Keep Reading
By Glenn Northey

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