Steve Mansell

Construction Trends: Resilient Construction Designs and Increased Costs

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 10, 2018

Experts predict there will be a 6% construction growth in the southern region of the United States. Texas is forecasted to have the strongest growth at 10%. Construction trends in the Lone Star State fall under several headings, but this article will focus on two – resilient…

How Big Data Can Revolutionize the Construction Industry

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 3, 2018

Big data. This relatively new term is tossed around a lot in the business world but what does it mean? Big data describes the large amount of information flooding companies every day, as well as the powerful computing systems needed to process it. As technology evolves,…

Valuable Tips for Securing Your Construction Site During the Holidays

Posted by Steve Mansell on November 30, 2018

The holidays are here and that means many construction sites will shut down for a day or two, possibly even longer. There’s no question that construction sites are dangerous environments for workers and visitors. Unattended ones can also pose tremendous risks, from theft and…

Construction Industry Trends for 2019

Posted by Steve Mansell on November 9, 2018

The construction industry is typically slow to adopt new technology. That, however, may change in 2019 due to several trends growing in popularity, including augmented reality, robotics, drones and building information modeling. Augmented reality gives users the opportunity to…

What Construction Sites Are Doing to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Posted by Steve Mansell on September 12, 2018

Cities across the east coast of the United States are preparing for Hurricane Florence. According to the governor of North Carolina, this hurricane is a monster, is extremely dangerous and life-threatening. Weather forecasts predict landfall early Friday morning and it should…

How Can I Help Prevent Construction Vandalism and Theft?

Posted by Steve Mansell on September 11, 2018

The open spaces and often remote locations of construction sites make them vulnerable to crime. A Washington police department published a guide on how to control construction vandalism and theft. In it they discussed site vulnerabilities and the most effective ways to deter…

Industry Trends: Demand for Sustainable Construction Continues to Grow

Posted by Steve Mansell on September 6, 2018

Sustainable is the concept of creating things so they leave the smallest carbon footprint. It has become a buzzword across multiple industries in 2018 and the construction sector is no exception. Sustainable, or green construction, requires contractors to use practices that…

75% of Stolen Construction Equipment Is Never Recovered

Posted by Steve Mansell on September 4, 2018

In 2017, Canada experienced an increase in housing construction. With this surge comes a larger risk and greater opportunity for equipment theft. Experts estimate that 75% of stolen equipment is never recovered. Construction sites in the United States aren’t faring much better…