Construction is a growing industry. After the recession, many new projects are being completed. Construction is now one of the top ten fastest growing industries. Along with newer buildings, many older buildings are being fixed and renovated. Newer construction on older buildings often requires additional support structures. As many as 2.3 million construction sites will use scaffolds in their works. Up until the 20th century, scaffolding was made of wood. However, newer support materials are used today for sheeting, scaffolding, shoring, and the like.
There are many structural risks from common construction activities. For antique, or older buildings, often new construction activity can cause problems. If an adjacent building is removed, the older building may lose a previous support structure. Or if up