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5 Tips For Starting A Construction Drone Program

Drone technology is revolutionizing every industry. From farmers measuring the water content of their fields to Amazon package delivery, the applications are nearly limitless. The construction field is no exception. Both large and small firms can benefit from a drone program that is efficient, cost-effective, and compliant with the law. If you’re considering using drones …

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Trucking Automation on the Horizon, But Don’t Worry Just Yet

The greatest concern with self-driving trucks or trucking automation has been truckers losing their jobs.  And now that automation could be only three to four years away, truckers are feeling uneasy.  Truckers, for the time being, put your minds at ease.  Trucking automation and self-driving trucks are on the horizon to fix several problems.  One …

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The Pros and Cons of Federal Work and the Public Sector

With the election of President Donald Trump, and the announcement of his $1 trillion construction spending plan, many contractors prepared to flock to the public sector.  The massive investment by the government in the public construction sector led many contractors to switch their resources from the private sector to the public sector. However, before switching …

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Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order Could Affect Industry

On April 18, 2017, the White House announced President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order.  The executive order aims to promote American manufactures through forcing companies to use American products in their operations.  In addition, the executive order requires American companies to hire U.S. citizens to conduct the company’s operations.  On the surface, …

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The Decrease of Worker Salary in California’s Construction Industry

For decades, the worker salary in California’s construction industry has been trending downwards.  In 1973, the hourly wage of a U.S. construction worker was $31.84, while in 2016, the wage is $25.97 (adjusted for inflation).  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and unionstats.com show the drop in construction worker pay as mirroring the reduction of worker …

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