The construction industry is incredible. From massive skyscrapers that pierce the clouds to incredible technology discoveries and inventions, the industry wows every single day. Here are 10 facts about the construction industry that you don't know - but definitely should.
The world's tallest crane is the Liebherr type 357 HC-L. It has a max hook height of 53.3 meters or 174.8 feet.
In 2018 the global construction industry spent $11.4 trillion. By 2030 this number is expected to reach $17.5 trillion.
There are 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
Concrete is the most used material in construction.
By 2030, global spending in construction is expected to reach $17.5 trillion USD.
More than 180 million people work in construction around the world.
When building an average-size house - about 1,200 square feet - there are about 12,000 nails that are used.
Willi Maier holds the record for hammering 24 nails, in 1 minute. He broke the record at the Vienna Recordia event on September 26, 2010.
Drone use on construction sites has increased more than 200% in the last 5 years.
As of 2020, women account for 25% of the construction workforce. xy