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Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Understanding Modular Construction

Have you ever watched a baby as it learns to walk? As a parent you watch your child try to take its first steps and fall. They try again and fall. You worry they will hit a wall, land too hard on the floor, or hit their head on a piece of furniture. They don’t have those same worries. Their reactions are based on their physical drive to walk, on making a bold step forward. A parent’s fear is taught by external forces. The parents dwell in a fear that the child cannot fathom. The child learns and adjusts as she masters her new mode of locomotion. In the construction industry, building systems have become the new way forward. There is a new generation of savvy builders and home buyers that are learning how new building methods make better, healthier, and more energy efficient homes. They are unimpeded by the past, unafraid of modern building methods. However, there is still the fear of something new that has been instilled...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Construction Trends in 2016

Construction Trends in 2016

Here are a few of the top trends to watch in 2016, according to the experts and why Modular/PreFab construction will continue to grow: Skilled labor shortage will continue to plague construction companies The most commonly mentioned trend for 2016 was the continued effects of the skilled worker shortage. A significant portion of employees who left the industry during the recession never returned, and companies are still struggling to find workers at all levels to properly staff their teams. The labor crisis is not a new issue, and most experts predict it will continue well into 2016 and beyond, as the talent deficit will require multiple years to fill up again. Another significant concern: The slowdown in immigration has contributed to the already existing labor shortage, as reports have found many workers who returned to Mexico during the recession have not come back to the U.S. due to increased immigration controls and more job opportunities in Mexico. Politically, the environment against immigration has changed some of the workforce dynamics...

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