Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Manufacturing News0
Is the Interstate System in Your City in a Constant State of Repair and Construction?
By 10:00 pm on a Wednesday night the heavy haul equipment was already being put in to place. With only a four month window to complete the project, the civil construction contractors were on the job just a few minutes after the road closures were in place. As Omaha, Nebraska, prepared to shut down a major part of the interstate system for the next few months, the news of the Fourth of July celebrations quickly turned to the recommended alternative routes. The process of getting morning and evening commuter to reroute themselves in and out of Iowa to make their way downtown was not going to be entirely convenient for most of the drivers, but it looks to be the only option for many as the heavy haul companies put their vehicles in the very places where the traffic was used to traveling.
As one commuter explained, this civil engineering project has been long overdue. And while it will not be convenient, it is essential that these bridges and bypasses that have ben in need of repair for the last decade get fixed. The survey services have done their jobs, the taxpayers have committed the funding, and it is time let the operators of the heavy hauling equipment get to work.
Commercial Developers and Road Construction Crews Alike Depend on the Excavation Services
In most cities in America it only takes a five or 10 minute drive to see the evidence of the booming construction economy at work. From new apartment buildings and housing developments to major road construction projects that can last for months and sometimes years, construction is everywhere. Given the population growth and the combination of an agin infrastructure, though, this should come as no surprise:
- From digging footings for a small building to moving millions of cubic yards of earth the scope of an excavation job can vary.
- The U.S. is the one of the largest construction markets in the world with expenditures reaching more than $1,162 billion.
- $1.731 trillion is the annual revenue of the U.S. construction industry.
- 7.8 million is the number of production workers in the U.S. construction industry.
- Total residential construction spending is predicted to grow 7.4% in 2017, according to ConstructConnect?s forecast. Additionally, total nonresidential construction is forecasted to increase 5.5%.
- $257.6 billion was the value of U.S. local and state government non-residential construction in the year 2016.