From private offices to locker rooms, modular in-plant buildings are a fast, affordable way to add space. Watch this short video to learn all the ways modular can be used to add productive space inside large facilities.
The report is based on incomplete reporting and initial estimates, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. But if the numbers hold true, the oil and gas industry posted the highest gain at 27% over the previous year. Many of those deaths were in top oil-producing states, including Texas, Wyoming and Colorado. Meanwhile, oil-related deaths in North Dakota fell 32%.
Other industries responsible for the sharp rise include construction, agriculture, manufacturing and mining. The WSJ report also noted that female deaths rose from 8% [Read more…] about Workplace Fatalities Jump in 2014
Private construction can have a tremendous impact on a state’s economy. A new report by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) ranks all 50 states based on their contribution to state gross domestic product.
In 1997 and 1998, construction accounted for 6.14% of national GDP. That number declined dramatically the following year and has risen slowly ever since. In 2013, the most recent year for this data, construction was 3.73% of national GDP. That number does not include related costs such as transportation, the demand for building materials, financial services or subsequent purchases from buyers. These additional costs add as much as 2 to 3% making construction even more [Read more…] about Top 5 States for Construction as a Percentage of State GDP
With the cost of oil hovering around $50 a barrel, economists are projecting both positive and negative effects on a national and global scale. But how will lower oil prices affect construction, an industry that’s looking for a big year, and heavily reliant on fuel for transportation, heavy equipment and more?
ENR.com attempted to answer this question in the recent article, Contractors Get Reprieve at the Pump.
While responses are mixed, we thought you’d find the perspectives interesting as you look forward to the building season. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
While architects, engineers and construction pros close the books on 2014, industry experts have already crunched mountains of data and released their predictions regarding where the construction industry is headed in 2015. Here are some highlights from industry analysts.
AGC of America Economist Ken Simonson took a look back at 2014. In a recent release, Simonson cited a report from the Department of Labor which confirmed 37 states and the District of Columbia added jobs between October 2013 and October 2014. The association’s chief economist noted, “These year-over-year and one-month changes show that construction is doing well in most of the country. Yet, the list of states that have added construction jobs varies from month to month, showing that the industry’s recovery remains vulnerable to worker shortages and unfavorable governmental actions.”
Houston was the fastest growing U.S. city in 2014, according to Forbes Staff Writer Erin Carlyle. The oil industry metropolis was the site of $25.1 billion in new construction in [Read more…] about 2014 Construction Industry Roundup and 2015 Forecast
Modular buildings are an optimal solution for improving remote oil and gas projects as companies expand into new, untapped locations. Buildings can be quickly transported and setup almost anywhere to meet a variety of needs.
Watch this video to see a time-lapse of a large workforce camp installation. Then read on below to learn about the top five ways oil and gas companies can create a perfect worksite with modular buildings:
Onsite mobile offices allow managers to oversee projects and worker productivity firsthand. Offices can be built to any size or configuration and sections can be added or [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Improve Oil and Gas Worksite Productivity with Modular Buildings