Earth moving, land survey services, excavation services, and general construction projects have been extremely important to the entire United State’s economy and infrastructure. According to ConstructConnect’s forecast, residential construction spending is projected to grow 7.4% in 2017 and commercial construction is forecast to increase 5.5%.
A major contributing factor for the rise in consecution spending, including everything from earth moving to excavating, is the need for innovate new contribution tools and equipment.
According to the Statesman Journal, a new steep-slope excavation tech has been released and is changing the way construction jobs are performed across the nation.
Siegmund Excavation and Construction recently purchased steep-slope equipment from Technical Forest Solutions (TFS) and has bee using these innovate pieces of equipment to perform various landscaping tasks, including fighting dangerous agricultural fires.
“Siegmund’s steep-slope equipment was extremely useful in establishing fire line [in dangerous areas], said Brent O’Nion, branch director of Oregon Department of Forestry’s Whitewater Fire. “It allowed us to get a fire line established in a very rapid manner; a job that normally would have taken days … was accomplished in less than a day.”
As wildfires cause havoc across the entire West Coast, innovative construction equipment like the steep-slope will likely play an integral role in combating these kinds of agricultural disasters.
In addition to this new tech providing an effective way to fight land fires, it will likely lead to even more jobs in manufacturing, construction, and agriculture fields.
“That’s going to increase the volume of material they need. It will require more logs, more raw materials, and this system is an efficient and more effective way to keep a steady supply,” added Andrew Siegmund.
Currently, there are roughly 7.8 million production workers in the U.S. construction industry and more innovate pieces of technology will likely help strengthen the market and streamline many dangerous jobs. If you want to learn more about various excavation services or get in touch with an experienced earth moving company, contact Brown Bros., Inc. today.