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.

Falls and Slips and Burns, Oh My! The 4 Most Common Construction Site Injuries and How to Prevent Them

January 18, 2022 | Safety

At Gray & Son, safety is a top priority on every job site. We strive to create a safe work environment for both our team members as well as those impacted by our work. Working in construction naturally comes with its risks, and OSHA has found that there are four types of construction site injuries […]

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Communication and Construction: Tips for Clear Communication on the Job Site

November 18, 2021 |

While communication is essential in every industry, it is especially important in construction. Miscommunications are much more dangerous on a job site than they are in a boardroom or behind a desk. Here, our team explains why communication is so imperative and provides tips on how to make sure that everyone gets on the same […]

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Soil Stabilization: What it is and Why it Matters

October 6, 2021 | Soil Stabilization

When building structures such as roads, buildings, or parking lots, you want it to be sturdy from the ground up. That’s where soil stabilization comes into play. Soil stabilization allows for the physical properties of the soil currently on a job site to be transformed to provide a stronger foundation for a project. This process […]

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How to Choose the Right Construction Team for Your Next Project

September 29, 2021 |

When it comes to beginning your next construction project, it is important to know that you have the right team for the job. You want to find a team of dedicated and talented professionals whom you can trust to complete the job efficiently and up to your satisfaction. In order to ensure that you have […]

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#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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