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.

  • Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    The full impact of fluctuating copper prices isn’t simple, and many estimators fail to take crucial variables into consideration. The result is more money lost from an already thin profit margin.

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  • Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    Building principles go back centuries but architecture is always evolving. Physical laws remain but sometimes an innovation arises, making us rethink the realms of possibility— the rotating skyscraper

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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  • How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    A BIM model enriched with specific data provides great value throughout the entire building lifecycle. This can result in a great amount of usable information. But how do you manage all of it?

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  • Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    The greenest building isn’t always the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner; the greenest building is a building that is already built.

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  • This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    IoT can transform industries. Construction, while not leading in adoption, isn’t far behind. IoT technology is moving into the construction of new buildings, their maintenance, and their operation.

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  • Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming the standard amongst major countries. Many now have BIM standards mandating that certain BIM levels are achieved on projects. Is your country listed?

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  • The ELD Mandate Can Save Construction Operators Time and Money

    The ELD Mandate Can Save Construction Operators Time and Money

    A more comprehensive fleet management solution can help construction equipment operators stay compliant with the new ELD mandate. Discover the additional benefits in the way you manage your fleet.

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  • 5 Lessons From Failure: The Do’s and Don’ts of MEP Content

    5 Lessons From Failure: The Do’s and Don’ts of MEP Content

    Multiple failures can lead to the complete disruption of an industry, like the MEP industry. In this article, Jim Reis shares five lessons learned from working with millions of MEP content components.

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  • How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    What are the different BIM file types and formats available and how can you make the most out of these types of BIM content? Read this post to understand the different types of content.

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  • You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    Most construction firms could save over 70% of the time and money they invest into job submittals by making just a few small changes to the tools and processes they use to put packages together.

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  • These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    We interviewed Executives from Schneider Electric, ABB, Lutron, and Mestek to find out just how these manufacturing powerhouses are using IoT (Internet of Things) to drive value for their customers.

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  • SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    Humans have been fascinated with Mars for centuries, and today the idea of building on Mars is no longer science fiction. We are crossing the next frontier, uncovering how to build on Mars.

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  • Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Skilled construction workers are needed like never before— and with the resource shortage across the globe, there is no better time to consider construction jobs. Here are the top 10 construction jobs

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  • New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    A new elevator ditches the ropes, harnesses linear motor technology, and allows multiple cars to move in a single shaft in different directions. It’s changing the way megacities are built.

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • The Quest for Speed in Revit

    The Quest for Speed in Revit

    As contractors rush into the Revit world to work alongside their architectural and engineering counterparts, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the processing speed in Revit.

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  • 10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    Thinking about adding BIM (Building Information Modeling) to your process? Here are the top 10 BIM trends to watch in the MEP industry this year.

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  • Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience planning is one of the most dominant themes in green building and sustainable construction. Is your construction firm prepared in the unfortunate case of a disaster, like flooding?

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  • Are Easier and Faster Job Submittals Always Better?

    Are Easier and Faster Job Submittals Always Better?

    If you’re responsible for creating job submittals for your firm, you’ll agree they’re time-consuming and labor-intensive. Most firms invest 5-7 hours of work into each complete binder that ships out.

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