States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms
U.S. Home Construction Jumps Nearly 10 Percent in January
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
Weekly Grind: Biggest Construction Award Winners and New Equipment to Hit the Market
Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
By Jeff Wing
December 19, 2016
Housing: October Surges Reflected in November Slowdown
New home construction was down nearly 20% in November, following October numbers that had builders and construction economists dancing in the streets. It's believed the November doldrums were likely just the inevitable correction that has to follow a good news spike such as was seen in October.
President-Elect's Infrastructure Plan Needs Workers
President-elect Trump's ambitious trillion-dollar plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure needs two things to succeed: the support of Congress, and the return of tens of thousands of skilled laborers.
Rules Alone Can't Create Worksite Safety
OSHA's rulebook and schedule of jaw-dropping fines have gone a long way toward tamping down jobsite accident numbers. But all the regulatory policies in the world can't change the simplest of all safety facts: workplace safety rules are not made to be broken..
New Construction Protest Frontline: Hawaii's Mauna Kea
Astronomers have found the perfect summit for their TMT super-telescope, a proposed new observatory that will provide researchers leading-edge data about our galaxy and beyond. Unfortunately, that perfect summit is sacred land to native Hawaiians, who have successfully blocked start of construction so far. Scientists are already eyeing a second choice location in the Canary Islands.
Report Shows Construction Tech Gaining Foothold. Cautiously.
2016’s Construction Technology Report (published by JBKnowledge, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the Construction Financial Management Association, and Texas A&M’s Construction Science Department) has good news and bad news regarding the construction industry’s ongoing adoption of tech. The construction industry still has the lowest IT spending of all industries. On the other hand, a surprising 42% of all surveyed construction firms are dedicating funds to R & D.
Construction Health Update: Global and Federal Policies Contribute to a Four Point Dive
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... Read More
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Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018