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Where Did the Skilled Construction Labor Go? A Changing Industry

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

In today's construction market, the labor shortage appears to be getting more dismal while demand is growing. Some American contractors cite their biggest problem is finding people to do the work. In fact, the Associated General Contractors of America estimate there are 17% fewer people working in construction. In a country that's known for building amazing structures, this is a relatively new challenge and the industry is looking for a solution. After all, the U.S. built revolutionary structures like the Empire State Building (the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970) and the Hoover Dam, which controlled the Colorado River for the first time in history. So how did we get here?

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

How DIRTT's ICE® Melts Construction Timelines and Cost Uncertainty

Kelly Greene

BY Kelly Greene /

A Video Game for Design

We had such a great response to our post, What Will Construction Look Like in 30 Years?, that we wanted to answer your questions and tell you a bit more about how and why ICE® software by DIRTT is changing the construction industry.

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

What Will Construction Look Like in 30 Years?

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

While the digital revolution has changed the way we work and build, the Engineering and Construction (E&C) sector has historically been slower to adopt new technologies than other industries. However, given today's factors like stricter environmental requirements, a shortage of labor, and clients who demand cost certainty, the Construction sector needs to evolve. And this crucial transformation will rely heavily on new advances in technology to do so.

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

Why You Should Make the Switch from Conventional to Manufactured Construction

Nate Schrickel

BY Nate Schrickel /

Drywall has been the key material for building interiors for over 100 years. And in the past century, interior construction hasn’t evolved like most other industries…at all. Change is good, and technology has driven much of that change. So why not use technology to manufacture interior solutions, such as DIRTT, and transform the construction industry? Using forward-thinking ICE technology, DIRTT produces real-time design, pricing, and material specifications, and creates an interactive, 3D experience for customers. It brings your space into the 21st century.

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

How Flexible Manufactured Interiors Create the Ideal Work Environment

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

If managed with care and tact, new approaches to traditional methods can shake up thinking and inspire creativity. There's nowhere this is more imperative than in the workplace. This could mean considering new solutions, such as manufactured interiors, that promote collaboration and teamwork through adaptable spaces that prompt interaction. These flexible and inviting spaces could be the key to your long-term success.

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Topics: Walls, Prefabricated Construction

A Sustainable Solution for Workspaces

Nate Schrickel

BY Nate Schrickel /

Chances are, your organization wants to use sustainable options to create an inspiring workspace, but your decision-makers may not be sure how to do so. If you're looking for a flexible option that can adapt to your space over time and meet your needs, DIRTT manufactured interiors provide a smart, sustainable solution for your company.

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

The Dirt on DIRTT

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Here's a dirty secret: DIRTT stands for Doing It Right This Time. Cool acronym, right? But what does it mean?

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Topics: Prefabricated Construction, Prefab Construction

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FEATURED AUTHORS

Kenny McDonald

KENNY MCDONALD

PRESIDENT & CEO, COLUMBUS 2020
Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rachel Iannarino

Rachel Iannarino

VP, MARKETING
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK