7 Stories From 2017 That Prove Construction Workers are Great People

Construction workers often get stereotyped for being gruff cat-callers, but truthfully, the industry is filled with men and women who are willing and able to step up to help in times of need.  Each year, we scour the news to find stories of construction workers and companies going above and beyond to serve their communities.  Below you'll find 7 great examples from last year. 

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The 16 Most Interesting Advances in Construction Technology of 2017

The construction industry has historically been slow to adapt to new technologies, but with a recent push from Silicon Valley, a lot of money is being poured into research and development.  Just a few short years ago, robotics on the construction site was thought of as a pipe dream, but now there are several companies around the world that are making it a reality.  It still may be years away from being adopted in a large scale, but the industry should begin to take note of the technological changes that are happening around them.

Robotics isn’t the only construction item that made headlines last year, there have also been advances in construction materials, Augmented and Mixed Reality, smart sensors, and RFIDs.

Below is our list of the best advances in construction technology from 2017:

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The 18 Craziest Construction Videos of 2017

Cameras are EVERYWHERE these days.  They’re on sites documenting the full construction process of your project, they’re on projects taking 360 degree progress footage, and most importantly, they’re in your pocket on your smartphone.  Having a camera in your pocket at all times can be a good or bad thing, especially for employers, because not only can it make lives much easier for communication and documentation purposes, but it also gives people the chance to show the world when things go absolutely terribly.

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The 9 Coolest Construction Projects of 2017

Every year, we search all year long to find construction projects that push the limits on what can be done.  Through the hard work of workers in each and every trade, new techniques and technologies are produced to allow us to achieve what was previously thought to be impossible. 

Below are 9 examples of projects that pushed the boundaries and were under construction, completed, or announced in 2017.  If you have a project that you think is really cool that you think we should include in our 2018 list, please contact us to let us know!

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The 8 Most Interesting Green Building Products That Debuted in 2017

As the world not only becomes more familiar with green products, but also starts demanding them, researchers and contractors alike need to be ready to embrace the ever-changing world and meet their customer’s demands.  Each year, new products are released that hoping to reduce waste or harness renewable energy sources, but only some of them reach the mass market.

Below are 8 green products, processes, and stories that we found most interesting in 2017:

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The 7 Best Construction Timelapse Videos in 2017

In regards to timelapse videos, it was a big year for sports arenas and the city of Atlanta, Georgia.  These types of videos have become more popular in recent years due to the wide availability of documentation services available.  Not only that, but civilians who own drones have also taking a liking to their area’s construction sites. 

Take a look below at our 7 favorite construction timelapse videos from 2017:

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The 11 Best Demolition Videos of 2017

This year saw more videos with environmental considerations taken into account, especially over waterways.  Instead of imploding entire bridges, the part that spanned over top of the waterway were manually removed. I've also grown an appreciation for in-depth footage of demolitions that occurred under some interesting conditions.  Some of the videos below show some extreme creativity to overcome obstacles.

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