Bimonthly trade publication for management-level concrete contractors features articles covering a wide range of topics including business management, tips on staying competitive, operational best practices, on-the-job solutions, concrete equipment, new technology, and financial and insurance matters. Selected articles are available online, with free subscription available to qualified parties.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for concrete construction professionals and engineering firms, with topics covered in this publication including industry news, market conditions, equipment and technology, building performance, sustainable projects, and new products. Digital editions of the magazine are available online, with free digital subscription available upon request.
Monthly trade journal provides news and information for masonry professionals, with topics covered in each issue including business management, financial advice, industry regulations, building codes and standards, equipment use and techniques, workforce training, legal matters, case studies, and product information. Selected articles from current and archived editions can be viewed free online.
Brick and Structural Clay Tile
Catalina Research First Look report provides historical and forecast sales data for the U.S. brick and structural clay tile product sector, with topics covered in the report including sales and growth trends, product mix and price trends, residential versus commercial sales, factors affecting market demand, manufacturer shipments, imports and exports, competitive environment, and five-year sales forecast.
Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in the report including U.S. manufacturer shipments by product sector and type (e.g., block and brick— structural, decorative, and pavers; precast products—architectural panels, joists and beams, pilings and poles, architectural stone products, and slab, tile, roof, and floor units; and ready-mix concrete).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed in this construction sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with construction trade occupations covered in the survey including cement masons, concrete finishers, terrazzo workers and finishers, operating engineers and other equipment operators, and paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed in this construction sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with job categories covered in the survey including masons who use bricks, blocks, and stones to construct buildings, fences, and other structures and segmental pavers who use brick and cement pavers to pave walkways and other outdoor surfaces.