Construction Equipment Industry and Dust Collection
Introduction to Dust and Fume Collection for Construction Equipment
The 2008 economic crash hit the construction industry hard. Investment dried up, building plans got cancelled and some projects even sat unfinished. But the industry is rebounding, and, with it, demand for construction equipment is on the rise. Whether the equipment’s end use is industrial, commercial or residential—all are recovering, albeit at different rates—construction equipment manufacturers are doing their best to meet their customers’ needs.
Two new factors are driving much of this building boom. First, strong growth in overseas infrastructure building is showing no signs of slowing down. Latin America and East Asia, in particular, are pouring money into infrastructure projects. Second, public-private partnerships are encouraging investment. Given the assurance of public backing, private sector money is loosening up and flowing toward major residential, commercial and industrial projects.
As construction equipment manufacturers transition into this new phase, they must keep in mind any changes in regulations for dust and weld fumes, as well as new information that might protect workers’ health. Maintaining good air quality is more important than ever.