Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2018 Design and Construction Outlook



Most people wish they had a crystal ball to tell them what the future holds. Individuals needing to support themselves and a family have just as much interest or concern as business owners needing to keep their doors open. On November 1, three leading economists for the construction industry will come together for the annual Design and Construction Industry Economic Forecast, where they’ll discuss the changing landscape of commercial construction, the opportunities and challenges facing the industry as well as strategic insight on industry trends. One of the economists, Alex Carrick from ConstructConnect, answered a few questions on the current state of the construction industry and gave a preview of what will be discussed during the webcast. To read the complete interview and register for the free webcast on November 1, click here.  


Monday, September 25, 2017

Crystalline Silica Compliance?


As you may know, crystalline silica is a mineral that is found in materials that we see every day in roads, buildings and sidewalks. It is a common component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick and mortar. Exposure to the dust from silica occurs in normal workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling and crushing of concrete and stone products.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. 

Enforcement for the construction industry will begin on September 23, 2017. If your company is affected, are you ready?

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Welcome Additional Estimator!

We are happy to announce that Tim Bryant of Jaffrey, NH has joined the firm as an additional Estimator. 

Mr. Bryant is an established construction professional, with over thirty years of industry experience both domestically and overseas. His primary responsibilities at Brookstone Builders will include pre-construction site visits, project estimating, bidding, and managing sub-contractor and estimating data bases.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Average Wage for Construction Trades



In the construction industry, how do you think your trade or position ranks against others in terms of hourly wage? ConstructConnect says the national average hourly pay for all construction workers is $23.51. And how do you think the average wage for workers in your state compares to other states? Workers in Alaska, Hawaii and Illinois get paid the most, on average, and North Carolina, South Dakota and Arkansas pay the least. View the statistics on the best and worst paying construction trades and the average wage by state.