Build Toward Construction Industry Success in 2019

John Chaney

The post Build Toward Construction Industry Success in 2019 appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Best Practices Featured North America construction industry best practices construction productivity construction softwareWelcome to 2019. It’s a new year. It can be new you.

Test Your Construction Industry Knowledge!

John Chaney

Do you know just how large the construction industry is or what it’s projected to be in the near future? Q2: Between 2016 and 2025, open positions in the construction industry will increase by…? That’s exciting news for the industry’s future.

State of the Construction Industry: January Roundup

John Chaney

A number of high-profile infrastructure projects could give the construction industry a boost in 2019. Though multiple economic outlooks and construction industry reports show new project growth rates slowing slightly in 2019, the outlook is still strong for the next few years.

State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup

John Chaney

The post State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. A review of some of the top construction headlines and a look forward to 2019.

State of the Construction Industry: October Roundup

John Chaney

analyzed artificial intelligence adoption in a dozen industries and concluded construction will not be a top spender in this arena yet. If this Watson case study can prove the value of this type of analysis, our industry might start paying attention. Happy almost Halloween!

State of the Construction Industry: August Roundup

John Chaney

Even if you’re busy, we recommend taking a look at this month’s top headlines in construction news, especially since some pertain to seasonal safety and the industry’s labor market. Construction Jobless Rate Hits 18-Year Low, Industry Adds 19,000 Jobs.

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.

State of the Construction Industry: September Roundup

John Chaney

We know many of you have had a busy summer, so it’s a good time to take a breath and see what’s been going on in our industry (like rising material costs), as well as what’s on the horizon (like more green building ). Fall has arrived, and with it another monthly construction news roundup.

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?

The epic rise of industrialized construction


The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. These include a widespread skilled labor shortage and industry productivity rates that continually fail to improve.

Viewpoint Digitizes the Construction Industry

John Chaney

The digitization of the construction industry is inevitable, and Viewpoint is at the forefront of construction software innovation. At Viewpoint we strive to help customers streamline operations, decrease risk, increase profits and transform their businesses.

State of the Construction Industry: July Roundup

John Chaney

But when you get a free minute, it’s worth taking a look at what’s going on in our industry. Finding new business in the construction industry doesn’t work the same way it used to. It’s summertime, and we know that means most contractors are busy.

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.

Understanding and Addressing Construction Industry Pain Points

John Chaney

Despite the struggles felt across many industries in Australia, the infrastructure sector remains one of the most stable in the country today. There are several other issues which exist within the industry and with changing regulations, more which will continue to plague us all.

Survey Says: Contractors Committed to Tech, Industry Still Faces Hurdles

John Chaney

Now in its seventh year, the annual Construction Technology Report compiled by JBKnowledge is one of the most impressive surveys in the industry, providing the latest trends on everything from construction software, IT budgets and workflows, mobile apps, emerging technologies and more.

State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup

John Chaney

Technology coming to the construction industry isn’t a new topic. The interesting thing, though, is that commercial and industrial applications for wearables are on the rise and expected to grow exponentially. Contractors should keep an eye on this trend, observe what others in the industry are using and consider testing this technology if it seems appropriate. Robots Break New Ground in Construction Industry.

Colorado’s Advanced Industries Are Booming

Business Facilities Blog

The Rocky Mountain State is supporting advanced industries through phases of growth with four types of grants and two global business programs. Read: Colorado’s Advanced Industries Are Booming at

State of the Construction Industry: June Roundup

John Chaney

Even if you’re busy, it’s wise to stay in the loop about the latest construction industry news so you know what to expect as this busy season continues. AI Could Help the Construction Industry Work Faster — And Keep Its Workforce Accident-Free.

New Industrial Cleaning Method


For many years sandblasting has been used in a variety of industries for its ability to clean, smooth, and remove surface finished quickly and efficiently. Dry Ice Blasting is an industrial cleaning process in which particles of solid carbon dioxide are propelled at high velocities at a surface to clean and remove contaminants in the same way as sandblasting. Additionally, dry ice is obtained as a byproduct of other industrial processes.

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.

Eco Friendly Industrial Advancements


The industrial manufacturing industry has long embraced powder coating as the preferred method of applying paint to finished metal surfaces. Industrial Convection Oven (Curing).

The European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation: An insight into a smarter and cost-efficient sector


A few months ago the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in collaboration with other leading European construction associations published the European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation. The manifesto focuses on the numerous actions that EU could take in order to facilitate the digital transformation of the construction industry. Future of Construction construction industry construction industry manifesto european construction european union

State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

John Chaney

Like most industries, the construction industry is constantly evolving to respond to our increasingly digital world. All these changes require contractors to keep up with industry trends and ensure their jobs operate as efficiently as possible.

Will We See More Seismic Retrofitting in the Construction Industry?

John Chaney

These discussions also lead to questions about the new seismic retrofitting industry in the region. The Seismic Retrofitting Industry. So if the seismic retrofit industry is fairly new and no mandate for upgrades exists, what does this mean for contractors? Here in Portland, Ore.,

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

John Chaney

To get ahead, it’s also important for contractors to keep up with what’s going on throughout the construction industry. The growing construction economy does present an opportunity, however, to attract new talent to the industry.

Technology Adoption in the Construction Industry

John Chaney

As we approach the end of 2017, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that digital technology and software adoption is happening in almost every industry. The construction industry lags in productivity compared to other industries, though, according to a report by McKinsey & Company.

State of the Construction Industry: May Roundup

John Chaney

Compared to other industries, construction can be pretty dangerous. Construction has lagged behind other industries in terms of technology adoption, but that trend is changing—especially as more millennials enter the workforce. Another key benefit: It can attract new, younger workers to the industry. This month, we’ve seen a number of stories related to safety on the jobsite, including information about silica and asbestos.

Monitoring Your Financial Position to Succeed in the Construction Industry

John Chaney

While many businesspeople swear by hard work and technical proficiency as the key ingredients of success, within the construction industry, there is a broader understanding that success is built on more than just structural expertise and hard work.

2019 construction industry trade show and conference guide

Construction Dive

Here are the leading industry events professionals should consider attending to help elevate their businesses and careers

Indictments cast shadow on Philadelphia construction industry

Construction Dive

The charges against Local 98 IBEW union leader John Dougherty and others range from bribery to fraud, forcing some to consider how much undue influence the city's unions have over the local industry

Industry experts talk AI: Colin Smith on why construction should care about AI


Today we are back with the third part of our interview series ‘Industry experts talk AI’. Future of Construction AI experts Artificial Intelligence industry experts industry experts talk AISome weeks ago we talked with Benjamin Dyer, CEO and co-founder of Powered Now, about the crucial role of Artificial Intelligence on the new age of construction. We have a quick chat on the reasons why construction should care about.

How industry drone leaders scaled their programs

Construction Dive

Drone experts at Skanska USA and PCL Construction outline the steps their firms took from early adoption to enterprise expansion

Industrial Automation Firm Relocating Operations To Indiana

Business Facilities Blog

The industrial automation and information company will move operations from Illinois and Tennessee, creating 231 jobs in Boone County, IN. Read: Industrial Automation Firm Relocating Operations To Indiana at

Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia at Advanced Manufacturing Capital Investment Daily News Featured Georgia Manufacturing Quality Of Life Taxes & Incentives Check-Mate Industries corporate expansion Economic Development Georgia Department of Economic Development metal stamping Site Selection Thomas County Thomasville Payroll Development Authority

Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee at Automotive Daily News Featured Manufacturing Tennessee Workforce Development corporate expansion Employment Hamilton County Miller Industries Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development towing equipmentOver a five-year period, the towing equipment manufacturer has made a significant investment to expand its operations in Ooltewah, TN.

Construction Industry Salaries on the Rise

Construction Superintendent Magazine

More than 130 industrial and commercial construction companies across the U.S., Professions earning more than $65,000 include boilermaker, mobile crane operator, tower crane operator, millwright, industrial electrician, Read more. ALACHUA, Fla.

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.

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

Business Facilities Blog

Read: New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration at The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region.

Construction Industry Unemployment Rate Drops, But Skilled Labor Gap Remains

John Chaney

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 61,000 construction jobs were filled in February, which significantly improved the industry’s unemployment rate year over year. February saw the biggest jump in construction jobs filled since March 2007.