Tag: construction sector


What Construction Material Will Disappear in the Future?

February 7, 2023

Via: ArchDaily

Dozens of countries around the world have already banned the use of asbestos in the civil construction sector. Cheap to extract and abundant in nature, it is a natural fiber used to manufacture water tanks, insulation, partitions, tiles and decorative […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Construction backlog jumps to highest level since 2019

December 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The move illustrates the whipsaw cadence of construction since the beginning of the pandemic, when new projects have stumbled to get out of the gate due to supply chain and labor challenges but the demand to build has remained high. […]


Gender Discrimination on Construction Sites: Fill the ArchDaily Form

October 10, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

With the construction sector getting back into full swing and major upcoming projects being announced, a larger workforce is getting ready to take on these colossal works. Accordingly, on-site presence and inspections are critical and essential to creating good architecture […]


Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


What Are Biomaterials in Architecture?

August 24, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

As part of the effort to make the construction sector more sustainable in the face of the climate crisis, the bioeconomy has stood out. While the road to net-zero architecture is still very complex, the emerging shift in culture and […]


$52B CHIPS Act a boon for construction, but challenges remain

August 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The White House announced Wednesday President Joe Biden will sign the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which subsidizes the semiconductor industry and provides a 25% tax credit for companies that build facilities in the U.S., on August 9. Platitudes from construction […]

Construction Techniques

The future of BIM, standards and certifications

July 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The engineering and construction sector increasingly has incorporated Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a crucial component of project delivery. As such, it’s important for organizations to comply with BIM standards and certifications during the software selection and procurement, both to help mitigate […]

Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: For young industry pros, ‘ask for what you need’

May 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Jim Lynch, it’s safe to say, has seen a lot. The senior vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions, Lynch has seen a lot of contech trends evolve in his 25 years in the industry, from automation and […]

Construction Techniques

4 Tips for Using Software in Construction

March 15, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

Technology influences nearly every market in our world, especially the construction sector. Although construction software is not new, it is a facet of technology that is always evolving and changing. Construction software is the collection of information, processes, and programs […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Supreme Court Denies OSHA Vaccine/Testing Mandate in 6-3 Ruling

January 13, 2022

Via: ENR

A 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has placed a stay on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 employees or more, including those in the construction sector. All justices appointed by […]

Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Interaction of Expertise

How to utilize tech expertise to improve construction industry

October 8, 2021


The construction industry has long been considered a relatively analog sector. Though there is certainly a great deal of machinery involved, it is still most often associated with hands-on activities. Experts in engineering, building, and architecture applying their talents to […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations, Sustainability

New guidance to help construction sector respond to COVID-19

September 2, 2020


AIHA issued a new guidance document, Focus on Construction Health: COVID-19, to help the construction community deal with the challenges of responding to COVID-19 by providing a practical plan for protecting workers. The new publication was developed by AIHA’s Construction […]


How To Be One Of The Post-Pandemic Winners In The Engineering And Construction Sector

July 13, 2020

Via: ENR

In the engineering and construction sector around the world we are seeing projects paused and new opportunities stalled. This temporary pause in activity means you have the capacity to focus your people on rapid business improvements, avoiding layoffs in the […]

Construction Techniques

Construction technology is catnip for investors

July 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

During the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested a record $1.05 billion in construction technology startup companies, or nearly 30% more than during the same period in 2017, according to a new report from JLL. Since 2009, VCs […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Repairing the world’s infrastructure hinges on the construction sector crossing the digital divide

March 28, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Is the construction industry up to the challenge of repairing the world’s crumbling infrastructure? A new report from McKinsey & Co. answers with a definitive “No,” unless the industry can place itself firmly into the digital future in its organization, […]