Tag Archives: construction

County Materials’ Donation Supports Inclusive Community Playground

Several community groups, county organizations, and many families in Salem, IL were dreaming of constructing a special need, sensory playground in their community. In July 2018, this much-needed playground took a step towards becoming a reality when the Salem City Council unanimously approved the location for the playground in Bryan Memorial Park. The planning, development, […]

OSHA Silica Rule Compliance & Instructions

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand you might find […]

Increasing Material Cost

Building material costs have increased between the end of December 2017 and now. An Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data proved that there is an increased cost. To be specific there was a 9% increase in building materials since this time last year. It comes at about 1% a […]

Persistent Labor Shortage

One of the most noticeable construction trends for the past few years has been an alarming labor shortage. We are at a moment in the construction cycle when labor is expensive and competitive. Robots may pick up a lot of the slack, though there appear to be few human replacement workers in the pipeline. However, […]

Modular & Prefabricated Construction

Modular buildings and modular homes are prefabricated buildings or houses that consist of repeated sections called modules. “Modular” is a construction method that involves constructing sections away from the building site, then delivering them to the intended site. Installation of the prefabricated sections is completed on site. Prefabricated sections are sometimes placed using a crane. […]