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2024 Top 10 Issues Impacting Fabrication Shops

Construction fabrication shops face new opportunities and challenges as the construction industry continues to be plagued by productivity problems. As we hit mid-2024 and turn to 2025, companies must adapt to keep pace with technological advancements, changing market demands, and regulatory pressures.   A study from the University of Chicago found that the U.S. construction industry […]

10 Strategies for Enhancing Your Fabrication Shop in 2024

In construction manufacturing, particularly in mechanical and sheet-metal fabrication, the importance of fabrication shops cannot be overstated. They are pivotal in keeping buildings functional and enhancing our daily lives. Here are ten practical strategies for you to elevate your Fabrication Shop in the ever-evolving landscape. Also, learn how D.A. Dodd is elevating fabrication excellence.   […]

Searching for a Career in Fabrication Operations?

Construction today requires evolving talent to meet the changing demands and technological advancements of our industry. In 2023, the duties and responsibilities within fabrication operations offer many career opportunities for construction professionals.  A fabrication shop and its operations now encompasses various roles collaborating seamlessly to deliver high-quality industry-wide solutions. Each team member, from skilled fabricators […]

3/23 Live Webinar: Industrial Prefabrication Trends & Best Practices

3/23 Live Webinar 🎓 Industrial Prefabrication Trends & Best Practices🔥 Join Andy J. Egan and DEWALT Construction Technology for an amazing session discussing off-site fabrication trends and how industrial contractors can prepare for the next few years. This session will feature Pat Heffron, Director of Fabrication with Andy J Egan, as well as Andy Jizba, […]

5 Tips to Optimize Your Design for Better Metal Fabrication

Custom metal fabrication begins with an original design. Your custom metal fabrication design will ultimately dictate how your product is made and how it turns out. When you optimize your custom metal fabrication design, you can take advantage of shorter lead times, cost savings, increased durability, and many other benefits. Here are five things to […]

Construction Fabricators are Facing These Challenges in 2023

The continuous evolution of technology has led to many innovations and revolutions in the construction prefabrication industry, including the most talked-about one, i.e., Industry 4.0. In addition, the digitization era has brought many exciting changes for construction companies with cutting-edge connected shop management solutions. But many construction workflow issues still need to be resolved with […]

7 Construction Industry Trends to Watch for in 2023

From technological advancements to ongoing labor shortages and supply chain disruptions, you can expect to see some significant construction industry trends continuing to impact all corners of our market. The good news is the industry outlook remains relatively stable. As reported by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Backlog Indicator has reached its highest level […]

7 Tips for Improving Your Fab Shop and Large Complex Fabrications

Prefabrication and modular construction are driving MEP and Industrial contractors to invest in fabrication and spend millions on equipment and machines to work on large complex fabrications. They are also investing considerable resources in new technology to develop highly skilled workers to be more productive. Organizing your fabrication shop floor and workflows is equally crucial […]

Top Issues Facing Electrical Contractors on Industrial Projects in 2023

There is no room for error in electrical contracting projects in industrial settings. They are highly complex and physically demanding, varying from chemical plants and production environments to plastic and rubber facilities. As a result, electrical contractors with experience and expertise matters more in these projects than in many other fields. If “company fit” isn’t […]

The top fabrication risks in the Oil and Gas industry

The Oil and Gas industry is a complex and unique market that currently fuels the world. Each step in the supply chain brings unique challenges, from the high temperatures and pressures in wells to handling corrosive chemicals during the refining process.   Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) is a contract-based project delivery model where Oil […]

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