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.

Common Construction Industry Myths – Debunked

Constructonomics

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.

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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, ChartsBin.com, viewed 24th April, 2012, Are there countries (or cities) you need the numbers on?

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.

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

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

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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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.

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.

2017 Industry Luminaries

Constructor Magazine

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

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

Top 20 Influencers in the Construction Industry

ProCore

At Procore, we strive to provide our industry with the tools they need to succeed–whether it''s project management software, educational material, or thought leadership pieces.

Construction Entrepreneurs Outnumber Those from Other Industries

ProCore

The construction sector has a long history of entrepreneurial activity. According to the Wall Street Journal , entrepreneurship in construction surged in 2011 accounting for 24% of all U.S. entrepreneurial activity that year.

Construction Robotics Heating Up the Industry

ProCore

Recent international news highlights the increasing global interest in construction robotics. Skanska UK. snagged a grant from the UK government to develop robots for onsite and offsite construction activities.

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.

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

Constructonomics

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.

Procore Unveils Industry-Leading Drawing Management Solution

ProCore

CARPINTERIA, Calif – May 20, 2015 –Procore Technologies, Inc.,

The Challenge of Climate Change for the Construction Industry

Constructonomics

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.

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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Adams County Brings New Life to Aging Industrial Site

ENR Construction

Adams County Human Services Center project creates thoughtful reuse for a former industrial building

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June 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

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.

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.

Information Chaos in the Construction Industry

Carol Hagen

Construction Industry - Software Document Imaging construction Document Management ECM Information Chaos Whether you still hold onto paper or not, more construction activity content is reaching you in a digital format. Email, electronic collaboration portals, file sharing, applications for payment, plan set revisions, etc all accumulate into a mountain of digital documents.

Top Five Myths about SEO in the A/E Industry

Markitecture

Search engines are smarter and our understanding of SEO has evolved, especially for service firms like those of us in the A/E industry. In order to help clear up some confusion, we pulled together a Top Five Myths about SEO in the A/E Industry for you! Long ago, SEO had a mystique.

Women Seek Construction Industry's Critical Path

ENR Construction

Nearly 400 ENR conferees push ‘power of the purse’ to counter still-pervasive gender challenges in career growth

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.

On the Scene: New York Industry Events for April 2017

ENR Construction

Reports From Key New York Industry Events

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.

April 2017 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

Digital tech poised to disrupt building industry and help create construction multinationals

Constructor Magazine

The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.

Autodesk Sets Sights on Industrialized Construction

ENR Construction

Inside the future manufacturing facility for one of New England’s largest MEP/HVAC specialty contractors, J.C. Cannistraro LLC, Jim Lynch rhetorically asks what software Cannistraro uses to control its shop-floor machines

Construction industry leads November jobs report

Constructor Magazine

Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of today's employment release from the U.S. Department of Labor. read more. Business Development

Murphy appoints Tim Barton VP, Industrial Business Development

Constructor Magazine

Barton as vice president, industrial business development. Murphy Company has appointed Timothy H. read more. Management

Internet Trends - Built Industry AWOL

Collaborative Construction

Saw (SMART)X doors and thermostats but almost NOTHING else indicating the built industry is paying attention to the Tsunami of information and innovation coming down the pike. Very very interesting slide show linked below. Busy today, but clicked through it fast.

The Automation of the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry historically represents a large chunk of the United States gross domestic product (GDP), and companies have started investing in automation and robotic technology to gain an advantage over the competition.