State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is becoming the standard in building and project design. If you want to implement BIM for your firm, there’s more to it than 3D models.

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  • What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    Find out how the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technologies are making this easier for construction firms to streamline their projects.

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  • What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    An array of digital technologies will combine to reshape how the built environment is created for the next generation. Anthony Thompson, BIM Specialist, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection, explains.

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  • The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Check out our Construction IoT infographic and discover what you need to know about the future of Construction and IoT.

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  • A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the past, 3D Laser Scanning was an idea only made possible by our imaginations. Now, we can use 3D laser scanning to collect data, model, and detail – take a look at the history of laser scanning.

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  • Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Drones were once a technology commonly associated with the military. But in recent years, these space-age flying objects have become recognizable across multiple industries – including construction.

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  • The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction

    The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction

    What is IoT in Construction? The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction will provide you with a complete glossary of definitions you need to know and pro tips for your firm!

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  • From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Blockchain is the platform that many Cryptocurrencies are based on. It’s the ledger system for recording transactions, and it’s making headway in construction.

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  • Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed reality in construction is here and the Microsoft HoloLens Trimble hard hat solution has dissolved the lines between reality and fiction on construction sites. Watch this video to see how.

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