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Unattended Lumber on New Home Construction Site Attracts Thieves

Posted by Paul Gross on July 23, 2021

Lumber prices are skyrocketing, making it a highly sought-after commodity for thieves to steal and resell for profit. The National Association of Homebuilders has estimated that approximately $36,000 is currently added to each single family home build. Unfortunately, this makes…

Construction Thief Arrested for Stealing Supplies from Storage Trailer

Posted by Paul Gross on June 17, 2021

In this month’s video, we zoomed in on a trespasser trying to steal items from a construction storage trailer.

How Can Automation and Robotics Help Construction?

Posted by Paul Gross on April 29, 2021

"The construction industry is ripe for disruption," writes Rajat Agarwal, Shankar Chandrasekaran, and Mukund Sridhar in Imagining Construction's Digital Future. "Large projects across asset classes typically take 20 percent longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80…

Trespasser with Wire Cutters Accessed Construction Site

Posted by Paul Gross on April 19, 2021

In this month’s video, a man with wire cutters accessed a construction site by cutting the perimeter fence. Then we cut off his fun when we called police.

Construction Trends for 2021

Posted by Paul Gross on March 3, 2021

Why is it important to stay current on construction trends every year? These trends give you valuable clues on what might be on the horizon. They can lead to opportunities or allow you to jump ahead of the competition by taking action first. Change will happen. Even in the…

Perimeter Fences Aren’t Always Enough to Keep Trespassers Out

Posted by Paul Gross on December 11, 2020

Fencing around a construction site is crucial for keeping the workers, as well as the project itself, safe from interruptions. It also helps to keep casual passersby from entering accidentally. However, those determined to get inside will always find a way. It’s something we see…

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Construction Industry

Posted by Paul Gross on November 25, 2020

"Construction workers are five times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than their peers in other professions, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin researchers," writes Dom DiFurio in The Dallas Morning News. According to the article, researchers…

How to Keep Construction Workers Safe in the Pandemic

Posted by Paul Gross on November 13, 2020

The construction industry has a lot to contend with in protecting construction workers. The pandemic has only exacerbated this. A new report from The University of Texas at Austin titled "COVID-19 in Austin, Texas: Epidemiological Assessment of Construction Work" provides…