Industry News Roundup for Earthworks: November

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Every month, we’re sharing a roundup covering news and trends in the construction, mining, aggregates, and waste management industries.

As we close out November, we’ve been seeing more coverage the future of the jobsite and how skilled labor shortages are forcing industries to get creative.  

Here’s what you should know:

Job Site 2030: Building The Job Site Of The Future from Forbes

“Construction is poised to be one of the fastest-growing global industries, with PwC forecasting that the worldwide volume of construction output will grow 85% by 2030. How will the industry, which is one of the largest sectors in the world economy today, evolve over the next 12 years? . . .”

The Dotted Line: Mitigating the risk of unforeseen site conditions from Construction Dive

“When construction companies across all trades enter into a contract, they bank on knowing that their agreed-upon scopes of work will be the extent of their obligations. To that end, the bidding process is an exercise in due diligence with estimators and others on the project team . . .”

Grappling with an acute labor shortage, the construction industry is being forced to get creative from CNBC

“Larry Lopez, president of construction staffing service Green JobWorks in Baltimore, Maryland, needs about 20 skilled workers—a tall order for any small employer in a tight labor market. But even available workers often lack the experience he needs, Lopez says. . . .”

Studying Our Coastlines from the Sea and Sky from Deakin University

“Drones, remotely operated underwater vehicles, advanced sonar, and a purpose-built research vessel are just some of the high-tech tools Deakin University’s Marine Mapping group are using in their work to map and monitor coastal areas of Victoria . . .”


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