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The global pandemic has proved to be very disruptive, causing chaos across many sectors and industries; the construction industry is no exception. Brought on by material shortages, the rising cost of building material is one of many challenges that have plagued the construction industry and added significantly to mounting pandemic-related challenges. So, why are construction materials so expensive?

A large percentage of contractors are saying less availability of building products and materials has driven the price up; a severe consequence of the pandemic.

Numerous contractors say they are facing at least one material shortage. The most-reported material shortage is associated…


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Curious how to rent construction equipment? It is a common enough question. When you see your expensive equipment sitting idle, it is normal to wonder how you could use it to generate some income. That is where a company like Eqpme comes in. They have all the resources you need to rent your construction equipment.

How to Become a Rental House

You can generate significant money renting your equipment, but it is not the main part of your business. …


Construction is one of the hottest sectors in the North American economy. In Canada, the construction industry is more than 1.2 million workers deep.

There is significant growth in the United States as well. The number of construction workers is forecasted to rise by 4% over the next 8 years. This is a faster growth rate than Gross Domestic Product and will add nearly 300,000 jobs over this period.

With so many open jobs, many construction workers will report to a site for the first time. Read on for a comprehensive guide to construction health and safety. …


Forklifts, trucks, pallet jacks, order pickers — these are just some of the material handling equipment that you use to keep your fleet going strong. You need all of them to be in top form so that you can continue to turn in maximum delivery services. This is also true if you plan on selling them whenever you upgrade to new equipment.

However, every piece of equipment needs service eventually, and the use of your heavy equipment means that servicing needs to happen constantly to keep all of your tools in top form.

That said, when should you service your…


Construction Site

The construction industry has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic significantly better than other sectors. In a few areas, the government deemed construction work to be non-essential and paused projects. But in most areas, projects were allowed to continue, and new ones begin with strict, new measures in place.

With the long-term impacts still unclear, the construction industry has adapted to the many changes brought about by the pandemic through innovation and digitization. …


The global pandemic has proved to be very disruptive, causing chaos across many sectors and industries; the construction industry is no exception. Brought on by material shortages, the rising cost of building material is one of many challenges that have plagued the construction industry and added significantly to mounting pandemic-related challenges. So, why are construction materials so expensive?

A large percentage of contractors are saying less availability of building products and materials has driven the price up; a severe consequence of the pandemic.

Numerous contractors say they are facing at least one material shortage. The most-reported material shortage is associated…


Excavators are a huge investment for your business typically ranging from $100,000 to $500,000. But they don’t come complete with all the construction attachments you need to utilize their full potential.

Some questions you might have when you’re starting to look for excavator attachments are, “How to find the best attachment?” “What attachments are good?” and “Which attachment works with my excavator?”

The best excavator attachment is the one that fits your machinery, budget, and needs. Finding one that satisfies all of these requirements can be a challenge, but we’ve compiled a few for you here to check out:

1. Drills and Augers

For…


Ready to tackle building a new home?

Especially if this is your first time to build a home, you may be asking yourself what equipment to rent for building a home. But, with these items and a little help, you can get started in no time!

Whether a novice or expert, private builder or contractor, follow this guide for more info and the right equipment you need to build a home.

1. Safety Gear

Though this may seem like an obvious choice, it’s also the most important. Safety equipment includes:

  • Hard hats
  • Safety glasses/goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Rubber boots

These are items that will…


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The construction industry has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic significantly better than other sectors. In a few areas, the government deemed construction work to be non-essential and paused projects. But in most areas, projects were allowed to continue, and new ones begin with strict, new measures in place.

With the long-term impacts still unclear, the construction industry has adapted to the many changes brought about by the pandemic through innovation and digitization. …


As we enter the second year of the global coronavirus pandemic, many people ask about the future of the construction industry. The CDC published guidelines to slow the virus’s spread. But many in the construction industry are equally concerned whether the pandemic will cause construction to slow, as well.

Increases in population and economic growth are good indicators of the industry’s future. There are signs construction will rebound. Read on to learn construction industry trends in 2021 and beyond.

Growth Will Start Slow

A massive worldwide economic shutdown during 2020 put many projects in a holding pattern. Experts believe the industry will see slow but steady growth starting in 2021. New home construction, retail development, and commercial property expansion will begin to return, and construction companies should be prepared.

Many projects on hold due to budget restraints will start again as the economy recovers. State and federal aid will also spur new construction.

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