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    The Q1 Nonresidential Construction Index Says Prepare for Growth!

    Posted by John Rexroad on Mar 21, 2017 12:53:37 PM

    The first quarter of 2017 rumbles with growing consumer confidence and a number of other key economic indicators that signify more significant growth than we’ve seen in the last few years. The construction sector, as always, will help to directly drive growth in other areas like energy, manufacturing and business services. Not enough can be said about the impact of a healthy construction market on a prosperous country. At the risk of sounding too bullish, we’re very excited about the possibilities for a construction boom in just about every region of the country over the next few years.

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    Topics: Construction Systems, Safety, Construction Industry

    Keep Sidewalks Open and Safe with Façade Netting

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jan 23, 2017 9:12:43 AM


    It’s a huge problem in New York City! Dark, unsightly, restrictive and even dangerous steel and wood debris scaffolding, aka “sidewalk sheds,” are plaguing entire city blocks throughout Manhattan. These steel tube structures with wood-plank roofing are constructed to protect pedestrians from falling objects and debris around building exteriors amiss of building codes or under renovation. In many cases, especially in New York, they can linger for years and present a host of serious problems for local businesses, residents, tourists and passersby. Unintended consequences can even include providing darkness and cover for crime, which is well known to occur.

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    Topics: Construction Systems

    The Top 5 Construction Tech Innovations of 2015

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jan 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    2015 was a big year for tech innovations in the construction industry! From touch technology to on-site sensors, the construction industry made radical advancements to improve onsite performance. In this post, we'll be covering the best innovations that keep workers safe and make job sites more efficient.

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    Topics: Construction Systems

    Drones Are Changing The Construction Industry

    Posted by John Rexroad on Dec 2, 2015 4:12:47 PM

    Drones may soon be used to improve upon both the effectiveness and the safety of construction work sites. Drones are already entering into consideration and testing for the improvement of on-site real-time awareness in companies throughout the globe. Real-time awareness is critical for complex construction work sites, to provide information that can be used to boost productivity and react to any potential issues.

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    Topics: Construction Systems, Safety

    Construction Deaths Reach A 6 Year High

    Posted by John Rexroad on Sep 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    Though fatality rates in the construction industry have dropped, construction-related deaths have risen to a six year high. Those within the construction industry may want to seek new ways of improving upon the safety of their work sites, especially regarding fall deaths and equipment-related injuries. The goal of many construction companies and construction-related associations is to continue to minimize the amount of construction-related deaths through new security procedures, protocols and equipment. As the construction industry continues to grow, the number of fatalities may also increase. 

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    Topics: Construction Systems, Safety

    Construction Spending Has Reached A New High

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jul 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    With U.S. construction spending up by 8.2% year-over-year (and continuing to grow), it appears that the construction industry in both private and government sectors are optimistic about economic and job growth. Though construction was initially slow throughout the beginning of 2015, it has slowly accelerated in commercial, government, retail and residential areas, indicating a strong, recovered economy now at a postrecession high

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    Topics: Construction Systems

    How Engineers Are Building Improbable Skyscrapers

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jun 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    Nothing typifies the American metropolitan lifestyle more than soaring skyscrapers, hanging seemingly weightless across the vast city landscape. But how are these unlikely skyscrapers being built -- taller and taller, thinner and thinner, with more complicated designs and flourishes? As our cities have grown, so has the industry of skyscraper engineering. And, as with many inventions, the mother of it is chiefly necessity.

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    Topics: Construction Systems

    How to Reduce Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls

    Posted by John Rexroad on Oct 14, 2014 5:00:40 AM

    Every year, an average of 150 to 200 fatalities occurs on construction sites as a direct result of falls and over 100,000 are injured, making falls the leading cause of workplace injury or death in the construction industry. Worksite accident statistics like these have elevated the private construction sector to be the fourth most dangerous profession with the second most fatal injuries.

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    Topics: Construction Systems, Safety

    Combo Debris Nets

    Posted by John Rexroad on Aug 17, 2012 7:10:21 AM

    Leading Edge's Combo Debris nets utilize the same advanced design and construction of our 300 series, combined with the industry's most proven debris mesh for optimum performance. Available with or without flaps, this patent pending design will provide broad wrap up protection.

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    Topics: Protection of Public & Property, Construction Systems