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Concrete Construction Industry Market Update

Concrete Construction Industry Market Update

The past year has seen a lot of upheaval in the markets as the pandemic has swept around the world. Several different sectors affect what is going on in the concrete construction industry, which means all of this upheaval has certainly affected operations for many of...

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6 Factors that Determine When You Should Pour Concrete

6 Factors that Determine When You Should Pour Concrete

There’s an art to pouring concrete properly. While many think of this as summertime work, it is something that can be done year round—only, you’ll need to know all the factors that play into it in order to do quality work that won’t crack, become brittle or feature...

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Essential Small Tools for Concrete Work

Essential Small Tools for Concrete Work

When you think of concrete work, the tools that come to mind are things like mixers, wheelbarrows, trowels and shovels—all of which are essential, of course. However, there are a few other small tools that are easy to forget about when you’re planning a job. Because...

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When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

You’ve got a construction gig coming up and it is getting close to breaking ground, but before you do that, you need to figure out how to acquire your construction equipment. The most common choices—buying and renting—have their own advantages and disadvantages. Many...

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Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Early projections on steel markets in the United States predicted that the construction industry might see fluctuations, but that overall, the industry wouldn’t be hurt by fluctuating prices. And then COVID-19 swept the world. Now, the picture looks quite a bit...

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Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Contractors across the country are always worried about how the building industry is forecast to perform. They tend to see great windfalls when the economy is doing well, yet seem to be hit the hardest during a recession. Other industries can often see and prepare...

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