The Greatest Challenge Facing the Construction Industry

John Chaney

Overall growth in the construction industry indicates now is the time for contractors to take advantage of an improving economy to expand their business. Yet that’s exactly what contractors across the country are faced with as the industry prepares to hire again.

Software Trends in the Construction Industry

John Chaney

Though the construction industry has significantly ramped up its adoption of new technologies in recent years, there are still some growing pains and learning curves when it comes to pulling the trigger on software.

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The Construction Industry’s Recovery

Construction Marketing Blog

Despite many positives in the construction industry right now such as the high demand for skilled labor and that most construction firms are willing to prove higher wages for skilled workers, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction’s direction. Housing Industry.

Common Construction Industry Myths – Debunked


The construction industry has been the subject of jokes, myths and rumours for decades and, while some jokes are funny, the misconceptions have actually harmed the industry. Getting the wrong idea about the construction industry has led to lots of talented, creative people – of all stripes – choosing to work in other sectors, leaving construction short of good workers.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Construction Industry LinkedIn Statistics

Carol Hagen

LinkedIn is being embraced by the US Construction Industry. Citation: Construction Industry Linkedin Statistics by Country April 24 2012,, viewed 24th April, 2012, Are there countries (or cities) you need the numbers on?

Planning for Success: Three Commercial Construction Industry Tips for 2016

Commercial Construction

Here are three key points we consider every year, which can apply to any company in the commercial real estate industry in planning for the future: 1. In fact, one upside of the downturn years in our industry was that top construction talent began to shift around.

Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand?

Business Facilities Blog

Industrial real estate is facing a squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to new research from JL. Read: Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand? Corporate Real Estate Featured Logistics & Distribution Surveys & Research Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Distribution Expansion industrial construction industrial market Industrial Outlook 2017 industrial space JLL Real Estate Site Selection Warehouse

The Built Industry's Backwards Bicycle

Collaborative Construction

Tanner Clark , the Director of BIM/VDC Construction Services for Stuart Olson out of Canada recently asked me, "Why is the uptake of BIM and IPD so slow in the Built Industry?" Riding a Backwards Bicycles is dangerous and the industry crashes it a lot.

BYOD and the Construction Industry

John Chaney

Not too long ago, our marketing director lost his iPad after leaving it in a rental car while traveling. For many, this would be a near catastrophic event, given the amount of personal (and often business) data that is often kept on any mobile device.

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2015 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

It’s always good to see this much dirt moving in the commercial construction industry and this activity should gain velocity in 2015.

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Highs and Lows

Commercial Construction

Writing our annual “Highs and Lows” commercial construction blog post was a bit more difficult this year because, on the whole, 2015 was pretty great for Englewood Construction and many others in the construction industry.

State of the Industry

Construction Business Owner

All things relative, 2017 finds the construction industry doing quite well. The industry has largely recovered from the Great Recession and is moving forward. The tech bubble and the associated recession of 2001 were not felt by most industry enterprises

Market Research In The Construction Industry

Construction Marketing Blog

Research is increasingly important in the construction market where economic trends influence the outlook for the industry as a whole and poor decisions are costly. Niche markets within the construction industry likely do not have available secondary research, thus requiring primary research.

Locations For The Food Processing Industry: The Food Puzzle

Business Facilities Blog

M idway through 2017 the Food Processing industry already has seen a number of expansions and relocations along with new facility construction. The company will create 140 full-time jobs at a surface coal mine site repurposed for new industry. How about the auto industry?

The Good NEWs: 6 Emerging Trends That Are Actually Good for the Construction Industry


Of course, the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing Technological Revolution has changed all that. Here are six emerging trends that look like good news for the construction industry and the broader world. With climate change looming as one of the most significant challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, the need for every industry to move away from fossil fuels and toward greater energy sustainability is ever-pressing.

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The Value of Construction Industry Associations

John Chaney

If you’re like me, you barely have enough time to do the things you need to do, let alone the things you want to do. Things that don’t fall into the “need to” category get added to a growing list that for me includes things such as learning another language and helicopter skiing.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

Business Facilities Blog

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

2017 Industry Luminaries

Constructor Magazine

The most passionate and committed professionals in the hydronics & plumbing industries. read more. Best Practices Management

Common generator problems in industrial settings

CK Power

Generators need to run smoothly and efficiently to effectively power necessary equipment in industrial settings. However, there are a few common problems industrial generators encounter that factory managers, OEMs and owners should be aware of in order to prevent downtime.

Is our built industry culture (STUPID)X?

Collaborative Construction

Is the built industry infected with an incurable case of stupid? Sometimes I wonder. Do you? Hear''s a link to an older post that details the Return on Failure and expands on the concept of a Stupid Culture. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq.

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The Challenge of Climate Change for the Construction Industry


Every industry is being affected by what is happening, but is having an especially big impact on the construction sector. The insurance industry believes that the cost could be even higher than that. However, the construction industry, along with the environmental lobby, is urging the government to put together a comprehensive water management strategy. The changes we are experiencing in our climate are affecting all of our lives.

Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Boosting U.S. Industrial Sector

Business Facilities Blog

The industrial real estate sector continues to benefit from many of the technology-driven shifts that are challenging the retail and office sectors, such as rising consumer dependence on e-commerce and mounting demand for data centers to support cloud computing, according to the latest U.S.

Report: Office construction spurred by tech industry

Construction Dive

Big cities with the strongest tech sectors have the lowest vacancy rates

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

ISO 9000 in Construction Industry

The Constructor

The present development strategies throughout the world demands formal quality management system as a necessary attribute for any business. The main. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction

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The benefits of real-time collaboration in the construction industry


The importance of collaboration for more effective projects is increasingly recognized across the construction industry, demonstrated by the extensive research that was conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries HQ Moving To Texas

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is relocating its U.S. MHI is one of the world’s leading industrial firms, providing services and products across a wide range of industries including energy, transportation, aerospace and aviation.

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2014 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

We are coming into the final stretch of 2013, a year that has been rather good for the commercial construction industry. This year, I thought I’d take a look at our lengthy, active bid sheet in making 2014 commercial construction industry trends and predictions in the coming year.

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Business Facilities Blog

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Featured Post Industry Focus Magazine Magazine Highlights Quality Of Life Tennessee U.S. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

April 2017 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

Tennessee Lands New Frazier Industrial Company Manufacturing Plant

Business Facilities Blog

Tennessee Lands New Frazier Industrial Company Manufacturing Plant. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Tennessee Business Incentives Economic Development Employment Expansion Frazier Industrial Company Site Selection Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Workforce DevelopmentThe structural storage racking system manufacturer will invest $17.4 million, create 120 new jobs in Dyersburg, TN.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

A return to growth will be healthy for innovation, product development and game-changing technology creation—a cornerstone of this industry.”. No industry exemplifies this advantage more than Acadiana’s thriving and diverse aviation industry.

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Implications of IoT on the MEP industry

Constructor Magazine

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new hype that is quickly transforming many industries, and building design and construction is no exception. By Sudhi Sinha, VP of Product Development, Johnson Controls Inc.

Top Issues Faced by Construction Industries in 2017 and Future

The Constructor

Construction industries faces a lot of challenges and issues such as productivity, sustainability, profit margins, lack of skilled labors, use of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project Construction Construction Projects

September 2017 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

Each month, the Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics from several different sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry

On the Scene: Texas & Louisiana Industry Events for December 2017

ENR Construction

Reports from key industry events across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas