Construction Industry

Top news stories, tips and insights for building professionals in all trades, including MEP contractors, general contractors, steel and concrete contractors and architects.

  • How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    The construction industry, known for being slow to adopt new trends, has seen a rapid increase in digitalization over the past year. Many companies are enjoying the benefits of digital transformation.

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  • Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    The construction industry is faced with an unsustainable labor shortage. How should the industry proceed, and what can be done to recruit young talent?

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  • BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    A heritage monument that took almost 200 years to build was partially destroyed in just minutes. And, with today’s construction technology, bringing the architectural icon back to its former glory...

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  • Why LOD Matters for Constructibility

    Why LOD Matters for Constructibility

    LOD is a staple metric in today’s BIM-centric construction world, with LOD 300 being industry-standard. But moving toward higher levels of development can move you beyond BIM into Constructibility.

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  • 4 Key Benefits of Mobile Construction Technologies and 12 Ways they Improve Field Functionality

    4 Key Benefits of Mobile Construction Technologies and 12 Ways they Improve Field Functionality

    Construction has always been a mobile industry. Projects aren’t built in the office, they’re done in the field. With the rise of mobile construction technology, field productivity will improve.

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  • 5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the US Face Today

    5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the US Face Today

    MEP estimators must work their magic consistently, sometimes with very little hard data to go on. Here are 5 challenges they face today and practical tips for addressing them.

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  • What are Digital Twins?

    What are Digital Twins?

    Digital twin technology automatically updates 3D models with data. Learn how digital twins can help improve the analytical capability of BIM.

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  • How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    Inconsistency, confusion, and a scarcity of information surrounding Brexit and its impact on construction in the UK. Here’s what we know, what we think we know, and what we know we don’t know.

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  • Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Transformation will not be achieved simply by implementing new technologies, but by improving workflows with repeatable business processes. Are you ready to go constructible?

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    Across all sectors of construction, poor productivity can mean major problems. But now, firms are discovering these five things to cut down on construction inefficiencies.

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  • Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Most contractors that want to remain competitive know they’ll have to make the move to the cloud, but how do you ensure you do so in a way that is best for your organization? You need a plan.

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  • 5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    In an effort to offset the environmental impact by buildings, researchers and construction professionals have come up with a wide array of solutions to make them more sustainable.

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  • Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    There are strong signals that the construction industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. Don't be left behind.

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  • Why Modernizing Construction Document Management Processes is Vital to Contractors’ Success

    Why Modernizing Construction Document Management Processes is Vital to Contractors’ Success

    Without the right documentation in place for construction teams to work from, projects either grind to a halt or tasks are carried out incorrectly, forcing costly rework. Find out how to modernize.

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  • How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How can you overcome the inefficiencies of outsourced work? Here's how you can streamline your workflow and solve communication bottlenecking.

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  • LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), LOD stands for the Level of Development. In order to explain how this works, we’ll use a piece of fruit.

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  • 3 Reasons to Think Twice about Turning Down Conceptual Estimate Requests

    3 Reasons to Think Twice about Turning Down Conceptual Estimate Requests

    How do you decide if conceptual estimates are really worth pursuing? Read this post to discover a few key considerations that can make your decision clearer.

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  • 4 Ways Labor Management Software Can Help Avoid OSHA Violations

    4 Ways Labor Management Software Can Help Avoid OSHA Violations

    Effective workforce management is the first line of defense against OSHA fines. Learn how to streamline OSHA compliance through labor tracking software.

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  • 5 Ways Paper-based Construction Files Are Costing You

    5 Ways Paper-based Construction Files Are Costing You

    General contractors are losing money relying on paper-based construction files. Learn the 5 ways paper-based construction files are costing money, and how digital cost-estimating can help.

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  • Navigating Construction Tax Incentives

    Navigating Construction Tax Incentives

    The construction tax landscape, however, can be a daunting task to master. Read this article to get out ahead of tax issues and help building contractors succeed in 2019 and beyond.

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