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 your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are you harming your profits by saving money on the wrong things? Here's what you can do to get more work done while keeping costs under control.

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  • This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    It's time to zoom in one of the world’s leading construction industries. Which trends are emerging and what can we learn from French MEP contractors when it comes to BIM?

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  • Constructible: Have your say!

    Constructible: Have your say!

    Tell us what you want to hear about on Constructible in 2019! Want more interviews? Interested in Technology in Construction? Complete our 2-minute survey to get more of the resources you want!

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  • What is “Scan to BIM”?

    What is “Scan to BIM”?

    If you are working in the construction industry, you have probably come across the term ‘Scan to BIM’ or ‘Field to BIM’ at some point. But what is Scan to BIM exactly - and how does it work?

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  • Overcoming the Construction Labor Shortage with Good Hiring Strategies

    Overcoming the Construction Labor Shortage with Good Hiring Strategies

    How do you make your construction company stand out not just attract, but retain good workers? We’ve compiled a list of tips for hiring and developing career paths for the best construction employees.

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    Keeping tabs on the latest industry trends and technologies will be crucial for success in the coming year. Here are 8 key construction industry trends for 2019.

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  • The Benefits of AI In Construction

    The Benefits of AI In Construction

    About 7 percent of the world's labor force is employed in the construction industry, so it is a major sector of the world economy. Individuals and businesses spend $10 trillion per year...

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  • MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    Take our quiz and test your Revit knowledge! Find out if your a Revit Rockstar in just under 1 minute...

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  • How Advancements in Equipment Maintenance Keep You Competitive

    How Advancements in Equipment Maintenance Keep You Competitive

    Modern technology has simplified maintenance, and construction firms that have adopted new methods have seen no shortage of benefits. They're a cost-saving measure, of course...

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  • Two Tell-tale Signs that It’s Time for Construction Estimating Software

    Two Tell-tale Signs that It’s Time for Construction Estimating Software

    Spreadsheets are a familiar estimating tool for a lot of industries. Because they’re a staple of the business software mix, they’re an easy choice. That doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for you.

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  • 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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  • Are Construction Worker Stereotypes Causing a Skill Shortage?

    Are Construction Worker Stereotypes Causing a Skill Shortage?

    The demand for construction is growing much faster than the number of skilled workers, and the industry is facing a skill shortage like never before. Could stereotypes be to blame?

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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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