What does a jumbo pencil have in common with a skyscraper? John Jacob Raskob, an American financier, held up a pencil and asked architect William Lamb a simple question: “How high can you make it so it won’t fall down?” The Empire State Building was the result. Skyscrapers are a global symbol of power and Read More »
Blog Category: Construction Landscape
Construction Trends: How Does Modular Fit In?
When the New Year began, industry analysts and trade journalists outlined what they believed to be the overall construction trends for the next 12 months. But how does modular fit into the conversation now that 2016 is more than halfway over? With Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicting 6 percent construction industry Read More »
4 Reasons You Should Consider Renting Equipment for Your Project
Construction projects can get expensive quickly. When all said and done, going over budget can be fairly easy, even with careful planning and experience. When thinking about your budget, consider renting the equipment you may need to mitigate costs and eventual headaches. Reasons to consider renting equipment for your project: Take on short-term projects Read More »
Staying Safe: Key Regulatory Developments You Need to Know Now
No matter what industry you’re in, safety is always a top concern at the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million workers are injured or become ill on the job every year. The construction industry is especially vulnerable to threats to worker safety. Here are key regulatory developments related Read More »
Going Mobile: 4 Ways Apps Benefit Your Construction Business
Last year, global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company released data showing that construction productivity has been relatively flat for decades while manufacturing productivity has nearly doubled. The findings shook up many in the construction industry, including Brendan Bechtel, president and future CEO of the eponymous construction giant, who exclaimed he is “haunted at night” Read More »
Do Restorations, Renovations and Modular Buildings Promote Green?
WillScot’s corporate headquarters is in an area of Baltimore City that’s rich in history. Fell’s Point was a busy seaport from the earliest days of our country, populated by warehouses, hotels, pubs, homes and small businesses. Today the neighborhood is bustling with both new construction and renovation/restorations. It’s a unique location; commercial and residential customers Read More »