State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • 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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  • The MEP Contractor's Guide to Constructibility

    The MEP Contractor's Guide to Constructibility

    The next generation of buildings will need MEP professionals to build beyond the limits of BIM. Find out how you as an MEP contractor can achieve this workflow, from first design to the maintenance.

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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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  • 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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  • How the Constructible Process Will Transform The Construction Industry By 2020

    How the Constructible Process Will Transform The Construction Industry By 2020

    The construction industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation. This best practice approach to digital transformation is The Constructible Process. Download the ebook to find out more.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction workers from JE Dunn have been building a 125,000 square foot, four-story office building for Trimble. Office employees said thanks during Construction Appreciation Week 2018.

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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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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The results are in! We surveyed over 1,000 construction professionals in the MEP and field professions to determine the state of construction in North America. Read on to learn more.

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  • Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Following the success of my first BIM and Blockchain article, I received many comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry. Here are my thoughts, revisited.

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  • The U.S. States with the Highest Paying Construction Jobs

    The U.S. States with the Highest Paying Construction Jobs

    The construction industry is booming across the United States, in line with the state of the economy. But, there’s a big difference in pay for construction pros depending on which state they’re in.

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  • Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    The way we think about buildings has radically transformed with the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM), but a holistic, data-driven approach to wider city planning still lags behind.

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  • Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Imagine a high-rise, downtown office building doubling as a power plant. The image isn’t so farfetched and will probably be realized in the not-so-distant future.

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  • What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)

    What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming a crucial process to make the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly efficient and collaborative. Read on to discover what BIM is.

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  • Construction Layout: Then and Now

    Construction Layout: Then and Now

    Construction layout procedures for MEP projects have dramatically evolved in recent years. The real question facing all layout and field workers: have you evolved with them?

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  • Winning With BIM: Lessons From This Year's World Cup

    Winning With BIM: Lessons From This Year's World Cup

    Europe is leaving the rest of the world behind this year when it comes to soccer - and BIM. However, there are a few things every BIM modeler from around the world can learn from this year’s World Cup

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