Slow payments cost GCs and subs $64 billion annually

October 17, 2019

Delayed payments are costing both general contractors and subcontractors tens of billions annually, according to a new study. The study was conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, formerly Contract Simply, in partnership with Procore Technologies. A similar study by Rabbet […]

New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool’

October 10, 2019

Category: Sustainability

It takes a lot to capture the attention of Generation Z — Americans born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. This group of digital-savvy young people have grown up with social media, streaming video and online shopping. A new outreach effort […]

Global construction output growth will decline to 2.7% in 2019

October 4, 2019

The deterioration in construction output growth across emerging markets has been worse than previously expected, particularly in the US and the Middle East. Therefore, the forecast for global construction output growth in 2019 has been revised down to 2.7%, which […]

Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


Architecture and Math

October 14, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Pindan awarded $90mn Rio Tinto camp construction contract

October 14, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The $2.6bn Koodaideri project, in Western Australia’s Pilbara, will be Rio Tinto’s most technologically advanced mine and will have a capacity of 43 million tonnes of iron ore a year, which is expected to commence in late 2021. The contract […]