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What Does the Rising Cost of Construction Materials Mean for the Industry?

Posted by Kirk Biddle on May 14, 2021

The construction industry has been fortunate that it hasn't been affected by the pandemic as much as in other industries. Construction employment and new construction starts certainly were impacted, but the industry has been fortunate to see the demand for new single family…

Should You Get Construction Software for Asset Tracking?

Posted by Kirk Biddle on October 29, 2020

One of the construction industry's biggest challenges is finding qualified workers. The Q1 2020 Commercial Construction Index shows that nearly all contractors have at least a moderate level of difficulty finding skilled workers. More than half say it's "particularly difficult."…

How to Safely Reopen A Construction Site After COVID-19

Posted by Kirk Biddle on July 2, 2020

Jobsite safety has always been a major objective on construction sites. Since the onset of COVID-19, that concern has become even more heightened, especially as sites begin to reopen. A recent study commissioned by Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, found that if jobsites…

How Has COVID-19 Affected the Construction Industry?

Posted by Kirk Biddle on May 22, 2020

There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy. The construction industry has not been immune to the issues and has certainly experienced its range of challenges, including project delays, supply chain bottlenecks and complete site shutdowns. The…

How Technology Can Boost Your Construction Business

Posted by Kirk Biddle on March 16, 2020

In terms of technology, the construction business lags behind most industries. It's understandable because workers depend on lower-tech tools. In addition, the data and automation which are available, not to mention the disparate data sources and the outdoor, non-stationary…

2020 Women in Construction Week Recap

Posted by Kirk Biddle on March 12, 2020

To help enhance the success of women in the construction industry, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) designated the week of March 1, 2020 as Women in Construction Week. About Women in Construction Week Women in Construction Week began in 1953 as Women in…

Mattamy Homes Decreases Theft and Accidents with Remote Video Monitoring

Posted by Kirk Biddle on February 26, 2020

When North America’s largest privately owned home builder was in need of a security solution, they turned to Stealth Monitoring. The Construction Site Security Challenges Theft is a common problem on construction sites. So much so that it is not uncommon for companies to price…

What Security for Construction Sites Is the Best Option?

Posted by Kirk Biddle on February 18, 2020

Copper theft costs the construction industry an average of $1 billion every year according to a Department of Energy report. National Equipment Register reports construction site theft costs a yearly average of $400 million. Note that the $400 million does not include stolen…