It may be a good time to revisit your jobsite security: More heavy equipment is stolen in July than any other month of the year, according to a new report from the National Equipment Register and National Insurance Crime Bureau. SXC/bradimarte The highest volumes of equipment theft typically occur during the peak construction months. Related Links: Highway Robbery: Thieves Target Surveying Gear National Crime Database Reaches Critical Mass Read NER's 2010 Theft Report The summer months, when construction activity is usually in high gear, collectively made up for about one-third of all heavy equipment thefts last year, says the July
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.