Those who think the construction industry is stagnant haven’t been watching very closely. The industry is filled with drama—from 3D printing changing the way China builds houses to the battle for the best construction management software, construction as a whole is an exciting industry to be in.
With so many changes coming to the industry so quickly, it’s important for everyone involved in the construction industry to stay up on the latest trends.
Luckily, there are a surprising number of resources dedicated to keeping you informed.
These are the best.
Run by one-man army Aarni Heiskanen, this blog is a great resource for construction business owners looking to up their game with strategic insights. Filled with useful how-tos and a simple writing style, this blog is a must-read for construction managers wanting to stay “in the know.”
Building is an award-winning construction magazine that can trace its roots back to 1843. It offers construction news and analysis, and also focuses on sustainability and safety best practices.
BD+C has long-been a staple in the construction news world. Offering the latest news for everyone in the construction business—from BIM engineers to foremen—no individual in construction can afford to forgo this resource.
Not to be confused with Building, Builder is Hanley Wood’s publication for residential construction. Subscribe to this magazine for the latest insights on design, process, and running your own business.
While Commercial could function as a basic construction news site, its real strength comes from its job board. Subcontractors and contractors can use its list to bid on projects, all online.
As its name suggests, CDC News’s blog is all about construction data. Breaking down the latest research so that the layman can understand what’s happening in the industry, CDC’s blog is great for anyone in construction looking to garner understanding of the latest trends shaping the United States’ commercial construction industry.
Construction Enquirer was founded by two British journalists hoping to provide quality editorials to the free construction news space. They have not missed the mark on their goal. Updated regularly and with quality prose, Construction Enquirer is one of the UK’s best magazines, period.
The construction marketing business offers unfortunately few resources that are specific to its vertical… which is why the Construction Marketing Association began in 2009. Their blog covers best practices for construction marketing experts looking to make a bigger impact in their industry.
Construction News is another UK-based magazine. With an emphasis on market intelligence, forecasting, and trend analysis, this resource is great for companies looking to figure out how to stay ahead of the curve.
Largely offering editorials and advice concerning industry trends, Construction Today updates a few times a week from a variety of columnists with differing perspectives. Each piece is chock full of useful information, so get ready for a heavier read when you subscribe to this blog.
Offering tailored construction news by region and by specialty (including facilities management and mechanical-electrical), Construction Week Online offers construction news and analysis for businesses in the Middle East. The readership of this magazine can use its resources to look up competitors, filter through events, and look for major projects within the region.
More into commercial interior design and architecture? Contract features standout projects, products, and practices for people designing for hospitals, offices, schools, and more.
ENR is a stand-by construction magazine that has been around since 1874. Always offering the latest construction industry data, analysis, news and commentary, it’s a must for all construction professionals—from contractors to suppliers to regulators.
Are you a supplier to the construction industry? Want to stay up on the latest equipment trends? Check out Equipment World, the industry gold standard publication on heavy equipment news.
Run through Englewood Construction Management, the Hard Hat Chat blog is an excellent resource for those interested in commercial construction, development, and management. While updated less-frequently than one would like, these blog posts offer original intuitions about niche construction sectors—like new restaurant building—that will, at the very least, make you think.
Interested in how the physical world is affecting the construction industry? ScienceDaily’s construction section is regularly updated to reflect the latest insights on how to leverage research to make your firm work smarter.