The United States economy continues to see an upward climb, which is continued good news for the construction industry. According to Dodge Data and Analytics, new construction starts in 2016 are expected to grow 6% over 2015, which was a good year for most sectors. Robert Murray, chief economist for Dodge Daa & Analytics, has expressed that growth will even be seen in some of the more volatile markets such as electric power and gas plants. At Pac-Van, we have the equipment and tools necessary to support this increase in construction.
Construction Dive has put together 10 construction industry trends to watch in 2016 that will help carry the 6% expected increase. Here are three those trends that fall in line with Pac-Van’s expertise.
- Prefab/offsite construction methods will become more popular
Pac-Van is among the industry leaders in prefab / modular buildings. These buildings are constructed while the job site is being prepped, then are delivered and assembled right there on location. These buildings can be permanent or temporary, but they always have the awarding winning Pac-Van touch which includes high quality materials and building techniques. A few examples of our modular buildings are classrooms, office space, banks, retail stores, churches, pressboxes, and much more! See some of our representative modular projects by clicking here.
- Jobsite accidents and criminal indictments on the rise
Jobsite theft and security is always a concern. Whether materials, equipment, or tools, a jobsite is a prime location for items coming up missing. Pac-Van can offer safe and secure storage solutions with our storage containers. Each storage container is weather and vandal proof with its 14-gauge all steel manufacturing and cam rod locks. Our storage containers come in all sizes and can be customized to your needs. We have storage containers on all sorts of jobsites: commercial, institutional, manufacturing, gas and electric, apartment… just to name a few.
- Remodeling will have a strong year, especially in the luxury market
When the economy is booming, so are hotel renovations. We’ve all seen storage containers outside of a hotel, but there is something else that is needed on some jobsites as well: a mobile office. Our mobile offices are ideal for any location. With a wide array of sizes and layouts, a Pac-Van office trailer can be customized to your requirements. We also have a number of exterior fixtures to keep your area safe, including ramps, railings, decks, awnings, etc.
Lastly, Roads & Bridges is estimating that the transportation construction market is set to increase 4% over 2015, with highway and bridges/tunnels construction leading the charge. As with most construction sites, storage containers and mobiles offices are usually needed. However, in transportation/highway construction, bulk liquid storage tanks can become a necessity. Pac-Van’s bulk liquid storage tanks are tough, heavy-duty, and reliable. With a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and applications, Pac-Van is sure to have a tank to meet your liquid storage need. Pac-Van tanks have been used for groundwater management, storm water management, grading dust control, bridge hydroblasting… the list goes on and on!
2016 is looking to be a good year in construction and, as you can see, Pac-Van will be along for the ride. No matter what the jobsite need, Pac-Van is here to help with your storage and office space needs. Reach us today through our Contact Us form or by calling 1-800-587-1784 and talk to one of our experts today.