State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • 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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  • BIM Pioneers – What We Can Learn From the Dutch [Interview]

    BIM Pioneers – What We Can Learn From the Dutch [Interview]

    The Netherlands are amongst the leading countries when it comes to BIM: nearly 60% of construction projects are carried out using a digital model. What can we learn from the Dutch?

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  • This Concrete Saves Lives

    This Concrete Saves Lives

    Crumb rubber concrete mixes rubber from used tires into standard concrete. But would you believe it could save your life?

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  • Dear USA, the UK Is Beating You at BIM

    Dear USA, the UK Is Beating You at BIM

    BIM is a natural way forward, and adoption is rising across the globe. This rate can vary amongst countries, however. The UK is widely recognized as a world leader, while the US lags behind...

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  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple’s Daisy robot can dismantle an iPhone in precisely 18 seconds. Today, robots can construct an dismantle just about anything. Could your construction jobsite be next?

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  • OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    Learn the ins-and-outs of OSHA standards how to improve job site safety, and why you need technology to make your construction project safer.

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  • Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Even if you’re not a tech giant like Tesla, things have changed in the conceptualization, design and, construction of buildings. 2D drawings and guesstimates no longer cut it.

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  • OSHA Construction Safety Rules You Need to Know

    OSHA Construction Safety Rules You Need to Know

    If you make your living in the construction industry, you need to be concerned about OSHA safety rules. There’s no way around it, and you know you need to keep your team safe.

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  • Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Females are still a minority in the workforce and, rightly or wrongly, construction has a reputation for being biased. Vice interviewed construction workers to learn about bias our industry.

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  • From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    If you’re one of the pencil and paper estimators, listen up: BIM is more than just a buzzword. There is real-world ROI to BIM technology, and that’s why it’s being embraced by the industry as a whole.

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  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    From pencil to paper and 3D, 4D, or even 5D BIM— there’s no doubt things are rapidly changing in the construction industry. CAD is transforming the way we work - and will continue in the future.

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  • Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Mental health in construction is one of these dangers.

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  • Getting Smart on Site: Everything You Need to Know About IoT & Smart Construction

    Getting Smart on Site: Everything You Need to Know About IoT & Smart Construction

    Smart construction with IoT tech lets you track everything from tool and equipment location, to wear and tear—all while monitoring site conditions and worker health. The only limit is your imagination

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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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  • 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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