Get the Dirt: Construction Industry News

A blog from Gray & Son

A resource for the construction industry, dedicated to cutting through the noise to share the news, trends and stories affecting our industry.

#TheGrayWay: Keeping Workers Safe During Excavation and Trenching Projects

September 7, 2021 | Safety

The goal of every construction project is safety. However, trenching and excavation is one of the most hazardous elements of a construction project. Without the proper planning or safety equipment, a cave-in in a trench can prove to be fatal. At Gray & Son, we know it’s important to follow proper safety protocols when working […]

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Building a Career: How You Can Find Stability & Success in Construction

August 23, 2021 | EmployeesIndustry NewsIndustry Trends

As the interest for a career in construction seems to be declining, there comes an important need to address the problem of recruiting new employees in younger generations. The problem, however, does not lie with the quality of these jobs or the construction industry itself, but more so with how these roles are perceived by […]

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2021 Construction Trends to Watch

August 4, 2021 | Industry Trends

The construction industry has experienced significant changes in the past year, and is expected to continue to grow and change throughout 2021. The qualified team at Gray & Son works to stay ahead of emerging construction trends to make sure our clients get the absolute best services in the industry. From new and emerging technologies […]

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How You Can Bridge the Gap Between Many Generations of Construction Workers

May 21, 2021 | EmployeesGeneral

With a growing need for younger professionals in the construction industry, we are seeing a blend of multiple generations working side by side: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. In order to create a positive working environment that promotes effective communication and productivity, it is important to understand how each generation behaves […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Efficiency On & Off Your Construction Site

May 21, 2021 | Project ManagementTechnology

The construction industry is known for many things, however, efficiency often isn’t one of them. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, only 11% of contractors consider their job sites to be efficient.  A lack of efficiency on the construction site can lead to a lower quality of work, over-budget projects, and projects that take […]

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Looking Ahead in the Job Market: Why Site Contracting Is the Way to Go

April 21, 2021 | HiringSitework

Whether you are just beginning your career or looking for a change of pace, have you considered construction as your next career move? Construction jobs provide great opportunities for growth and benefits in the short and long-term. Here, we discuss the advantages of working in site construction and why joining a company like Gray & […]

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Construction Management 101

April 7, 2021 | Project Management

The construction industry is experiencing significant growth already in 2021 and is predicted to continue its rise throughout the next year. With an increase in construction projects also comes an increase in the need for project managers, especially ones who are knowledgeable and well equipped to successfully lead a team through many simultaneous and complex […]

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Our Roots: Keeping Core Values at the Center of Innovation at Gray & Son

March 17, 2021 | General

At Gray & Son, family and tradition are at the forefront. With over a century of service in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, our family has grown quite a bit over the past several decades. However, Gray & Son takes pride in never losing sight of the Gray family values and staying rooted in our rich […]

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The Importance of Sustainability in the Construction & Demolition Process

November 2, 2020 | DemolitionSafety

When it  comes to construction and demolition, there are many materials, as well as time and energy, that goes into completing a project. In recent years, there has been a mindset shift for many construction companies that has a stronger focus on environmental sustainability and recycling. At Gray & Son, we are keenly aware of […]

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Commercial Construction: How Gray & Son Creates a Full Service Experience

October 30, 2020 | Asphalt PavingDemolitionNew Commercial SiteTotal Site Package

When it comes to the commercial construction process, it can often feel overwhelming. Working with a variety of subcontractors and various companies to achieve a final product can be time consuming, confusing and if not handled properly, ultimately detrimental to the success of your commercial project. That is why, at Gray & Son, we have […]

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