8 construction trends to watch in 2018

Construction Dive

After a robust 2017, construction companies are expecting more of the same this year. Here are the strengths and challenges they face in the year ahead

ENR MidAtlantic Announces 2018 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

ENR MidAtlantic is excited to announce the names on its 2018 Top Young Professionals list


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Offsite construction to ramp up in 2018

Construction Dive

The rise will be driven by factors including contractors' difficulty filling skilled labor positions and the need to complete projects faster and with fewer resources

Three-Quarters of Construction Firms Plan to Expand 2018 Headcount

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Despite the general optimism outlined in “Expecting Growth to Continue: The 2018 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook,” many firms report they remain worried about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding.

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017

2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating Systems

Green Building Law Update

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. In 2018 there will be new versions of LEED, ASHARE 189.1, What appears to be on the horizon in 2018 is the democratization of green building, in the U.S. Among the positive 2018 updates: LEED v4.1 O+M Building Operations and Maintenance will be released earlier, again through piloting available for use (hopefully) before the end of January 2018.

ENR Southwest’s 2018 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

This year’s honorees embrace community service and boast extensive credentials including international experience


What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible

FDR Safety

I’m finding clients who have excellent lockout/tagout programs but who have not taken the necessary step of identifying tasks where LOTO is not feasible. When you ask the right questions, you will typically find some number of service and maintenance tasks where the task must be done with power. These are tasks that call for further analysis and action.

Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

Construction Equipment

Here are five trends that project managers should be watching out for in 2018. If you work in an agency or on web and digital projects, 2018 could be a breakthrough year for you. peer to peer support is going to be even more important in 2018.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage

ENR Southeast's 2018 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

The latest class of Southeast up-and-comers displays an impressive range of accomplishments


Multifamily 2018 outlook: Developers tap the brakes, but will maintain historic pace


multifamily market in 2018. Apartment starts began to slow in 2017, so the multifamily market will get a reprieve from new supply by late 2018 and throughout 2019 Development will play a key role in the U.S.

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December material prices edge down, up 5% for 2017

Construction Dive

Material price inflation largely was kept at bay in December, but the Associated Builders and Contractors said increases are likely in 2018

ENR Mountain States Announces 2018 Top Young Professionals Winners

ENR Construction

Meet the group of 20 young industry leaders chosen as winners from across the seven-state Mountain States region

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry

World of Concrete 2018: Kyocera – The leader in rugged mobile solutions

Construction Dive

With field conditions always testing equipment durability, it is imperative to have a mobile solution that can withstand the elements while giving workers a competitive advantage

Leaked White House infrastructure draft suggests private investment on track

Construction Dive

Details of the $1 trillion infrastructure spend were supposed to be unveiled this month, though reports have pointed to a possible overview being revealed during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week

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Doe Show moves into 58th year

Digger Blog

The 58th annual Doe Show takes place on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February 2018 at the Ernest Doe dealership located in Ulting near Maldon in Essex.

Contractors Anticipate Ongoing Market Strength in 2018, AGC Outlook Says

ENR Construction

The nation’s contractors expressed a surprisingly optimistic view of the industry’s prospects for 2018 in a recent outlook survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate

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In an Amazing Move, McDonald's Just Launched a New Burger That May Totally Change How You Think About McDonald's

This could be quite something. Marketing

Construction Economics for the Week of January 22, 2018

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

Healthcare in 2018: Where do we stand


Legislative, industry and political changes have made everyone understandably anxious about healthcare, and nothing that has happened in the last six months has revealed any magical answers.

Amazon unveils top 20 contenders for HQ2

Construction Dive

Let the jockeying begin: Amazon will make a final decision this year after a deeper dive into each city's potential


PayPal sets the pace for the payments industry in 2018


For a company once known as a threat to the card networks and banks, PayPal is now an ally as it pushes forward with digital payments

3 Tips for Marketers in a Post-Net Neutrality World

After the FCC vote to end net neutrality, marketers face a changed - and challenging - landscape. Here are 3 ways to navigate the uncertain terrain. Marketing

Sports venue construction spending expected to jump in 2019

Construction Dive

The upward trend in spending should follow a temporary drop in sports venue outlays this year

Trimble exec: BIM, constructible data will transform industry

Construction Dive

Software maker Trimble is teaming up with Dutch construction company VolkerWessels to hone BIM capabilities and better leverage project data

Beleaguered $2B Seattle tunnel may see fall opening

Construction Dive

The eventual replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct is still years behind schedule, but months ahead of officials' most recent projection of 2019

Schedules and payments dominate subcontractor challenges

Construction Dive

General contractors and subs need to be on the same page about these issues in order for the project to be done right and profitable

How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

We’re always excited to hear Bonusly success stories and learn more about the unique and creative ways organizations around the world use Bonusly to foster a culture of recognition.

Report: Majority of contractors optimistic, expect to expand staffs

Construction Dive

A survey of Associated General Contractors of America members indicates most market segments will grow and construction firms will increase payrolls in 2018

4 Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2018

Commercial Construction

As we flip the calendar over to 2018 this month, it’s a great time to share some of the commercial construction trends we predict will shape our work in the year ahead. #1: The grocery sector has been keeping a steady pace in recent years, but it is definitely an area to watch in 2018.

In the age of data-driven design, has POE’s time finally come?

Construction Dive

MD Transportation Department snags 27 inquiries for $7.6B highway project

Construction Dive

The overhaul would represent North America's largest highway public-private partnership to date

Starbucks Just Announced It's Going To Charge For Cups

Now this will make customers think. Or will it? Marketing

Seattle Tunnel May Open in 2018

ENR Construction

Trump could preview infrastructure plan in State of the Union

Construction Dive

The president is not expected to provide further details of his infrastructure plan until after his State of the Union address next week

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RI Transportation Department awards $410M interchange project, the largest contract in agency history

Construction Dive

The infrastructure project will move forward on a design-build contract

Shear wall testing could spur seismic code change

Construction Dive

Structural engineers hope that building codes will allow for 80-ksi reinforcing steel, rather than the mandated 60 ksi, in reinforced concrete shear walls