Construction materials

Irish building materials and labor costs ‘rise amid global shortages’

Global shortages of almost all building materials have pushed up raw material costs for Irish construction by 13.4% and labor costs by 4%, with further price increases to come , warned a major investigation. The Turner and Townsend Poll also found that the Covid-19 restrictions will last a long time for construction in the Republic […]

Construction materials

Israel allows construction materials to enter strike-ravaged Gaza Strip

Dozens of trucks carrying construction materials were allowed into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Israel lifted a long-standing blockade that it further tightened following an 11-day assault on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian enclave in May. The imports took place during a period of tension in which Hamas militants threw incendiary balloons into Israel and […]

Construction materials

Germany’s building material shortage eases, southwest floods

LONDON (ICIS) – The shortage of dent production materials in the German construction industry eased in August compared with July, but more than 40% of companies still reported difficulty in sourcing materials, the Ifo research institute said on Monday. However, businesses in southwestern Germany are still reeling from the July floods that affected caused widespread […]

Construction management

Benefits of construction management software: signs you need software

If you are running a construction business, you should know that it is tricky to juggle multiple projects while providing quality work and customer service. As a small business owner, the last thing you want is to be left behind. That is why it is important to consider adopting software to successfully plan, execute and […]

Construction materials

Managing Risks Throughout the Building Material Shortage – Real Estate & Construction

It will be news to few that the construction industry is experiencing a severe shortage of key materials. The Construction Leadership Council first warned of shortages (of wood, steel, pitched roofing, plastics, paints / coatings, some electronics and cement – among other materials) at the start of the year. this year, and has reiterated its […]

Construction management

Couple aims to build a customer-focused business under the name of YourWay Construction Management

Through Jeff Theodore, Contributing writer MARLBOROUGH – After more than two decades in the construction business, William Johnson has heard his fair share of nightmarish stories from dissatisfied homeowners talking about construction projects gone wrong. The most important takeaway Johnson says he’s learned over the years is to always keep the lines of communication – […]

Construction materials

Grafton expects building material prices to continue to rise

Prices for major building materials will continue to rise next year, Gavin Slark, managing director of the owner of Woodie’s DIY Grafton Group, predicted on Wednesday. In an interview after Grafton reported that profits for the first six months of the year hit a record € 167 million, Mr Slark said rising building material prices […]

Construction materials

Building Materials Procurement Platform Offers Same Day Delivery

The construction industry relies on a complex balance between the right materials and effective project management. The Onfleet customer TOOLBX is an all-in-one building materials procurement platform for residential and commercial contractors that delivers materials directly to the job site the same day they are ordered. TOOLBX drives construction projects forward by ensuring that materials […]

Construction products

Relief for industry as branding changes for construction products delayed

As part of Brexit, changes were due to take effect on January 1, 2022 and require products that previously had the CE mark to switch to the new United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. But the industry had sounded the alarm on whether the industry was ready for the change amid uncertainty over the availability […]