The Construction Writers Association listed the rising cost of steel and other construction materials as the top construction story of last year. Rounding out the top five stories are: 2) Congress' failure to enact a successor to the Transportation Enhancement Act for the 21st Century; 3) the four hurricanes that battered Florida and the Southeast; 4) continued strength of the residential construction market; and 5) the looming threat of labor shortages for U.S. construction projects.
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As electronics continue to become smaller, faster, and more affordable, more and more contractors are investing in fleet-management solutions that help reduce their technicians’ time on the road, improve productivity, save gas, and protect these major assets from misuse or theft. Read more stories in 2017 April Issue.