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How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

By: Donnie Hirschfield, Vice President of RK Steel The United States is the world’s largest importer of steel, importing approximately 35 million metric tons last year, which accounted for 33% of all steel used in the entire country. Nearly 60% of this total imported steel originates from five countries, 25% of which comes from Canada […]

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The Importance of Representative Groundwater Sampling

The Importance of Representative Groundwater Sampling

By: Steven Cummings, RK Water Account Executive  In the second installment of “Understanding Dewatering,” we’re diving into the importance of representative groundwater sampling — one of the most undervalued aspects of temporary dewatering. According to Pinyon Environmental, “The groundwater chemistry data collected for permit applications is often flawed because the collection techniques don’t adequately mimic […]

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Is Your Business Prepared For Construction Challenges?

Is Your Business Prepared For Construction Challenges?

Optimism is high for the construction industry in 2018, but as with any business, the reality of the challenges facing our field is a possibility and you need to stay prepared to weather the storm. Here are a few tips to help your company remain competitive. Issue: Skilled Trades Shortage 2017 saw a massive increase […]

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Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

2018 promises exciting changes in the construction industry; from emerging augmented and virtual reality technology to an increase in offsite construction demand, our industry is anticipating a record-breaking year. Increased Eco-Friendly/Sustainable Standards The construction industry is experiencing drastic increases in environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction. The changes come after 2017 saw record devastation due to fires […]

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SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

Green building initiatives, including LEED for healthcare v4, and new patient care models have impacted healthcare construction. Sustainable, patient-focused facilities are designed and constructed to be safer, resource efficient and financially beneficial. Green facilities reduce resource waste through LEED v4. Building owners, facilities managers and contractors are focusing on green building strategies for new construction […]

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Prefabrication: Why it’s Critical in the Construction and Renovation of Healthcare Facilities

Prefabrication: Why it’s Critical in the Construction and Renovation of Healthcare Facilities

The healthcare field is vast and frequently progressing. As death rates decrease and life expectancy increases, people are living longer creating a demand for new and updated healthcare facilities. Thankfully, prefabrication has allowed healthcare facilities of all sizes to be built in record time. According to The 2015 SmartMarket Report on Prefabrication and Modularization published […]

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