Earth moving excavation, site design, and survey services will all play important roles in the rebuilding of areas in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico. As the nation strives to help individuals return to some sense of normalcy, it should come as no surprise that demolition and excavation will be essential. From the heavy haul companies that will be needed to remove trash from businesses and homes, to the 3D modeling that will be used to make plans for rebuilding, civil engineers will play a major role in the lives of many who have lost so much to a trio of devastating hurricanes.
In a normal year, the U.S. construction industry generates an annual revenue of $1.731 trillion. This, however, is not looking like a normal year, as thousands of Americans will look to rebuild after the loss of properties to high winds and flooding. From the utility infrastructure to the land survey services, Americans will be relying on the construction industry to help them get their life back to normal.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the construction industry and the services that civil engineers provide:
- The scope of an excavation job can vary from one job to the next. From digging footings for a small building to moving millions of cubic yards of earth for major construction sites, many projects begin with the excavation process.
- Demolition professionals today often recycle more than 90% of a building that is being torn down.
- Total residential construction spending was predicted to grow 7.4% in 2017 and total nonresidential construction was forecast to increase 5.5%, according to ConstructConnect?s forecast.
- Commercial demolition typically costs 2% or less than the replacement cost of the building.
- $257.6 billion was the value of U.S. local and state government non-residential construction in the year 2016.
- A man-made cavity, trench, or depression in the earth?s surface is how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an excavation. A trench is defined as any narrow excavation that is deeper than it is wide, but no wider than 15 feet.
Whether your business is part of a new construction process or you are one of the thousands of people getting ready to start the long recovery process after a recent hurricane, you will likely need excavation services to help you reach your goals.