Dive Rewind: Looking back at the top construction headlines of 2019 | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC
2019 was a banner year for U.S. construction firms, with many executives reporting that business has never been better and the top companies in the country earning record profits.
Nevertheless, challenges persisted for columbus oh dump truck company large and small, brought on by factors such as the continued labor shortage, trade uncertainty and predictions of a potential national recession. Despite mostly positive economic news, builders watched for signs of a downturn the entire year.
Another issue that came to light in 2019 was the problem that major firms had with risk brought on by some large publicly funded projects, and several CEOs said they would move away from contract methods that exposed them to financial or legal trouble. One of the biggest pain points was the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) as a way to design, finance and construct large taxpayer-funded projects like highways and airports.
On the other hand, columbus oh dump truck company were enthusiastic about the promise of modular construction and technology solutions to help cut down schedule time and keep customers happy.
This year unfortunately saw a number of high-profile accidents, including a collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel project in New Orleans; accidents on the I-4 Ultimate highway project in Florida; and the recent collapse of a building under construction in Cincinnati.
Nevertheless, one of the topics that got readers’ attention more than any other was the potential for hyperloop and high-speed rail technology to be used in U.S. transit projects, led by high-profile companies like the Boring Co. and Virgin. While a few of these types of projects are under construction or consideration, the nationwide adoption of high-speed rail won’t be a reality for many years, making it a topic that will keep builders interested throughout the decade.
Enjoy our roundup of the biggest trends in commercial construction and happy new year from all of us at Construction Dive.
Takeaways from the year's construction calamitiesBy • Dec. 20, 2019
This year, and this fall in particular, saw a number of high-profile accidents on U.S. jobsites. Here is a look back at some of the construction calamities from 2091 and the fallout that followed. Read the full article ➔
P3 construction offered US columbus oh dump truck company rewards amid riskBy • Dec. 20, 2019
The controversial delivery method generated both detractors and fans throughout the year. Here's why. Read the full article ➔
Modular building made major headway in the commercial construction market in 2019By Joe Beeton • Dec. 20, 2019
A lot of noteworthy movement in the modular building market this year meant that the headlines really started stacking up. Read the full article ➔
Hyperloop, high-speed rail projects hurtle forward despite obstacles on the trackBy • Dec. 20, 2019
Hyperloops connecting major cities, traversing coasts or bisecting large states were promised, hinted and proposed throughout 2019, but the technology has yet to leave the station. Read the full article ➔
Construction leaders increasingly vigilant as economy hints at downturnBy • Dec. 20, 2019
Construction's 2019 economic outlook saw some ups and downs and Construction Dive reporters covered the ins and outs all year long. Read the full article ➔
There's big money supporting construction technology but only some solutions live up to the hypeBy • Nov. 19, 2019
Construction industry observers are quick to categorize what matters and what doesn't when it comes to new tech. Here's another way to look at it — what has resonated most with readers? Read the full article ➔