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10 Interesting Construction Facts
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Tim Forestell
August 5, 2021

10 Construction Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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. 

1) The Tallest Crane in the World


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.

2) The Industry Has a Bright Future


In 2018 the global construction industry spent $11.4 trillion. By 2030 this number is expected 
to reach $17.5 trillion.

3) A Lot Of Bricks


There are 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

4) Concrete Jungle


Concrete is the most used material in construction.

5) Money Money Money


By 2030, global spending in construction is expected to reach $17.5 trillion USD.

6) A Global Workforce


More than 180 million people work in construction around the world.

7) Count the Nails


When building an average-size house - about 1,200 square 
feet - there are about 12,000 
nails that are used.

8) World Record Nailing


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.

9) It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's a DRONE!


Drone use on construction sites has increased more than 200% in the last 5 years.

10) Women in Construction


As of 2020, women account for 25% of the construction workforce. xy

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Tim Forestell
Tim Forestell is one of DOZR’s co-founders and CCO. Tim got started in the industry as VP Operations for Forestell Landscaping before founding DOZR with Kevin and Erin. Aside from the amazing team at DOZR, his favourite thing about DOZR are the customers. Working with DOZR renters every day gives him a peek at the evolution of different projects and hearing stories about projects being developed from start to finish.
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