State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Drones were once a technology commonly associated with the military. But in recent years, these space-age flying objects have become recognizable across multiple industries – including construction.

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  • A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the past, 3D Laser Scanning was an idea only made possible by our imaginations. Now, we can use 3D laser scanning to collect data, model, and detail – take a look at the history of laser scanning.

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  • The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Check out our Construction IoT infographic and discover what you need to know about the future of Construction and IoT.

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  • What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    An array of digital technologies will combine to reshape how the built environment is created for the next generation. Anthony Thompson, BIM Specialist, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection, explains.

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  • What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    Find out how the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technologies are making this easier for construction firms to streamline their projects.

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  • Exciting 2018 Green Construction Predictions You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Exciting 2018 Green Construction Predictions You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    As the demand for new buildings reaches an all-time high, so does the need for green construction. Check out our infographic on the top 2018 green construction predicitions you need to know.

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  • The Importance of NEC Compliance Part Two: for Detailers and Designers

    The Importance of NEC Compliance Part Two: for Detailers and Designers

    Designers and detailers working with a client on plans and estimates, as well as detailers who finalize 2D or 3D models, should understand NEC compliance. Otherwise, it could be costly.

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  • The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    Electrical estimators looking to develop competitive bids that may span multiple jurisdictions do well to incorporate NEC compliance into the designs they spec, the materials they choose...

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  • The Challenges and Rewards of NEC Compliance for Electrical Contractors

    The Challenges and Rewards of NEC Compliance for Electrical Contractors

    Download your free guide to NEC compliance and get the information you need to know about the 2017 update.

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  • Using a BIM Service to Improve Your Bottom Line

    Using a BIM Service to Improve Your Bottom Line

    In this unsure economy, more and more MEP Contractors are turning to BIM consulting services to help them to navigate the BIM roadmap and control costs.

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  • BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    For anyone encountering BIM for the first time or still finding their feet in this area, we've put together a handy pocket guide glossary of some of the most commonly used terms and phrases.

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  • Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    As a forward thinking and proactive business, Trimble is always looking for solutions that help the industry work more productively and effectively. Bringing together industry experts from all of its

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  • 10 Construction Projects that Broke the Bank!

    10 Construction Projects that Broke the Bank!

    Here we take a look at ten of history’s costliest buildings.

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  • How to Make a Profit From BIM

    How to Make a Profit From BIM

    Our guide aims to help you along your way towards making the necessary step towards achieving ROI and maximizing the benefits of a successful BIM strategy.

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  • The Future of MEP Layout

    The Future of MEP Layout

    Why aren’t more Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC contractors making wider use of Robotic Total Stations for job site layout? Find out how you can put them to work on your job site.

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Now we’re the builders, and in the last 40 years alone, we’ve come up with technological innovatio

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  • Lay of the Land: Finding the Right Layout Solution

    Lay of the Land: Finding the Right Layout Solution

    How do you choose a layout solution that's right for your business? Read Lay of the Land to find the right solution for your business.

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  • Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Builders used to complain a lot about sustainability! Construction budgets could not afford luxuries like saving the environment. I heard people say, sustainability sounded great but it only...

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  • Digital Life, BIM Level 2 and the Third Industrial Revolution

    Digital Life, BIM Level 2 and the Third Industrial Revolution

    With volume II of our successful BIM eBook, BIM Digest, to be released next quarter, we catch up with what one of our contributors had to say in Vol I (published just prior to the April 2016 UK...

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  • 3D Scanning at a Glance

    3D Scanning at a Glance

    This guide offers an overview of the benefits 3D scanners directly offer to MEP professionals to help your business stay at the forefront of innovation and ride the next wave of technology.

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