State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • 5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    MEP estimators must work their magic consistently, sometimes with very little hard data to go on. Here are 5 challenges they face today and practical tips for addressing them.

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    Across all sectors of the construction industry, poor productivity can pose a substantial problem. Small and large companies alike have found themselves unable to meet their clients'...

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  • 5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    In an effort to offset the environmental impact by buildings, researchers and construction professionals have come up with a wide array of solutions to make them more sustainable.

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  • Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    There are strong signals that the industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. In the past three years, the...

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  • Why the Industry Needs the Constructible Process [Infographic]

    Why the Industry Needs the Constructible Process [Infographic]

    As digital transformation impacts the construction industry, many firms are looking for ways to prepare for the future and stay up to date with the latest trends. Read this Infographic to learn more.

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  • How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    The construction industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation. BIM is no longer enough. This best practice approach to digital transformation is The Constructible Process...

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    The construction industry is in the thick of a thrilling transformation, contractors around the world are transitioning their operations to integrate new technologies, ideas, and opportunities....

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  • The Benefits Of AI In Construction

    The Benefits Of AI In Construction

    About 7 percent of the world's labor force is employed in the construction industry, so it is a major sector of the world economy. Individuals and businesses spend $10 trillion per year on...

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  • New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    One city is going floral with a new tulip-shaped tower rising above the skyline. The city of London, UK, has approved plans for a new tower that some are calling both bulbous and...

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  • The BIM Phrasebook Volume 2

    The BIM Phrasebook Volume 2

    In the first volume of the BIM Phrasebook, we reviewed several key terms you need to know. Volume 2 builds on the first BIM Phrasebook, adding new terms and definitions that might be unfamiliar...

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    When humans talked about robots 20 years ago, it was mostly still the stuff of imagination. Back then, we could barely envision a world where robots could effectively complete tasks that were...

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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards shape the world we live in. Shoes come in recognized sizes, foods need to adhere to certain safety standards, electrical outlets come in certain types, and so on. By agreeing on how...

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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    In June of 2017, a fire broke out in London’s Grenfell Tower, reportedly caused by a malfunctioning refrigerator on a lower floor. The blaze spread incredibly fast — quickly consuming large...

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  • CAD to CAM to Field

    CAD to CAM to Field

    A factory operating without human intervention. While this reality may not be ‘full-blown’ today, CAD and CAM developments are quickly reshaping the reality of manufacturing.

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  • Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    One of the biggest trends in the industrial industry at the moment is Internet of Things (IoT). But how will this trend affect the MEP industry?

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  • 3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D laser scanning is your most cost-effective and efficient solution to streamline the collection of accurate measurement data on complicated construction projects. But here are some myths debunked.

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • Automation is Driving the CAD Market

    Automation is Driving the CAD Market

    Automation is impacting every phase of design and construction, and it’s advancing at a breakneck speed. Here are some of the most recent impacts, and what you can expect in the near future.   The co

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  • How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    What is Telematics? Telematics refers to the long-distance transmission of computer-based information. It has long been regarded as being the basis for tracking the GPS location of vehicles....

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