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.

  • Does Metal Shop Automation Cost Jobs?

    Does Metal Shop Automation Cost Jobs?

    Since the days of the steam engine, machine labor has been viewed with suspicion. People are always afraid that they’re going to be pushed out and nobody wants to lose their job to a glorified toaster

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  • 7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    While basic spreadsheets were once the de facto standard, they’re no longer the best solution. They lack critical features and functionality that could be putting your profits in danger.

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  • New Skyscraper 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    New Skyscraper 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    One city is going floral with a new tulip-shaped tower rising above the skyline. The city of London, UK, recently revealed plans for a new tower that some are calling both bulbous and beautiful.

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  • 3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    Architects are pushing the boundaries of construction capabilities and creating designs like never before. Learn how BIM is innovating the way buildings are designed and maintained.

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts predict there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also a likely trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will bring these buildings to life?

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    There’s a lot of talk in construction about the use of robotic technologies. While these things are certainly gaining traction, the time when humans have to worry about being replaced is likely...

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  • Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    Your firm can’t afford another bad estimate. Learn how to improve the appeal of your bids with a few easy tips and construction estimating software.

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  • What Is Constructible Content?

    What Is Constructible Content?

    Constructible content consists of technical information and data from a building product manufacturer's components. Once the design is finalized, the model can be built in the real world

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  • Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    If your construction company isn’t yet taking full advantage of offsite prefabrication, you’re leaving money on the table.

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  • 5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    Outsourcing 3D modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services can boost an MEP company’s productivity and efficiency. Here’s what to look for.

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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards allow users in the construction industry to work together. And with the rise of BIM and globalization, standards are more important than ever before.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    If you work with CAD day in and day out, you might think you know it backwards and forwards. But it’s a remarkable, almost miraculous tool we have access to. Here are 5 things you should know.

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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    There are over 275 codes and standards currently listed under the NFPA-1, and an even larger, new set of fire safety standards is currently being developed. What will this mean for construction?

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  • 4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    When you underestimate, you eat into your margins, which are already tight. When you overestimate, your high bid may be the reason you lose the job to a competitor. Here's how to avoid construction.

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  • CAD to CAM to Field

    CAD to CAM to Field

    A factory operating without human intervention. While this reality may not be ‘full-blown’ today, CAD and CAM developments are quickly reshaping the reality of manufacturing.

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  • Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    One of the biggest trends in the industrial industry at the moment is Internet of Things (IoT). But how will this trend affect the MEP industry?

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  • Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Speed and distraction contribute to fatal crashes in construction, often because drivers don’t know they’re coming upon a construction zone and must modify their driving.

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  • Clash Detection When Outsourcing 3D Modeling

    Clash Detection When Outsourcing 3D Modeling

    In VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), each team working on a project creates its own 3D models. But merging those models isn’t always easy. Here's how clash detection is done.

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  • Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Controversial legislation holding general contractors liable for unpaid wages and benefits owed employees of their subcontractors has already passed into law and may be the start of a nationwide trend

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