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Construction is central to much of our modern world. Read on for information about innovation in building designs, recent construction statistics, technological advances, and much more about this ever-evolving field.

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23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

The construction industry is only second to manufacturing in waste generation. These construction waste statistics tell a story of tremendous strides made in the march toward sustainability.

Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2024

Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2024

73 Must-Know Construction Statistics (2024)

73 Must-Know Construction Statistics (2024)

11 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2024

11 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2024

What is Adaptive Reuse? 5 Project Examples in 2024

What is Adaptive Reuse? 5 Project Examples in 2024

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United States Infrastructure: Past, Present and Future

United States Infrastructure: Past, Present and Future

Congress recently revived its commitment to United States Infrastructure. From clean energy solutions to new bridges and roads, here’s what you can expect.
United States Infrastructure: Past, Present and Future

American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts to Know in 2024

American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts to Know in 2024

American infrastructure statistics indicated a funding gap of $2.6 trillion in 2023. Due to underspending on infrastructure, the U.S. could lose $10 trillion by 2039.
American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts to Know in 2024

How Is Cement Made? Step-by-Step Guide

How Is Cement Made? Step-by-Step Guide

Cement is one of the most used substances on Earth — but where does it come from? Our guide covers the full cement-making process, from extracting the raw materials to firing, processing and shipping.
How Is Cement Made? Step-by-Step Guide

Top 10 Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2024

Top 10 Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2024

As the industry evolves, it's important to stay ahead. We cover eleven important construction industry trends to help your business stay competitive in 2022.
Top 10 Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2024

Construction Risk Management: A Guide To Reducing Risk [2024]

Construction Risk Management: A Guide To Reducing Risk [2024]

Construction risk management involves identifying and mitigating potential risks such as hazards, timelines and other uncertainties associated with a construction project. By implementing proactive risk management and creating contingency plans, a construction team can streamline their operations, enhance safety, boost client confidence and increase their profits.
Construction Risk Management: A Guide To Reducing Risk [2024]

20 Top Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

20 Top Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

Whether you’re looking for a basic introduction to the industry or need something new to tune into on the job site, our list of the best construction podcasts for 2022 is a great place to find new content. The following podcasts feature working professionals and industry experts to help listeners navigate the latest challenges, technological advancements and opportunities the construction industry has to offer.
20 Top Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

Construction Equipment Management 101: A Complete Guide

Construction Equipment Management 101: A Complete Guide

Construction equipment management is the process of monitoring construction equipment to ensure that it is used properly and safely and is well maintained. This includes evaluating fleet costs and usage, keeping machinery running and investing in the right equipment.
Construction Equipment Management 101: A Complete Guide

How Are Dams Built? 5 Steps

How Are Dams Built? 5 Steps

To build a dam, construction workers must first divert water to work on dry ground. Here's how it's done.
How Are Dams Built? 5 Steps

10 Essential Construction Communication Skills for Your Team

10 Essential Construction Communication Skills for Your Team

We break down 10 essential ways to improve your communication skills in construction for a safer work site.
10 Essential Construction Communication Skills for Your Team

How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Are Designed in 2024

How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Are Designed in 2024

Earthquakes cause billions in damages and thousands of deaths a year. Here are the materials and technology used to design earthquake-proof buildings.
How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Are Designed in 2024

119 Best Construction Quotes That Hit the Nail on the Head

119 Best Construction Quotes That Hit the Nail on the Head

Whether you need inspiration, motivation or just a laugh, these construction quotes are sure to resonate.
119 Best Construction Quotes That Hit the Nail on the Head

2023 Commercial Construction Cost per Square Foot in the US

2023 Commercial Construction Cost per Square Foot in the US

The average commercial construction cost in the United States is around $490 per square foot. However, the price can range from as little as $70 to over $1,000, depending on the building type and location.
2023 Commercial Construction Cost per Square Foot in the US

8 Construction Bidding Websites to Find More Opportunities

8 Construction Bidding Websites to Find More Opportunities

In this post, we provide a list of the best construction bidding websites out there, so you can find the right projects for your services.
8 Construction Bidding Websites to Find More Opportunities

25 Must-Read Construction Books for 2024

25 Must-Read Construction Books for 2024

Top-rated authors in the industry cover everything from basic construction fundamentals to position-specific tools and resources. To help you find the right construction book for you, we’ve broken down our list of favorites into six categories based on industry, experience level and job type.
25 Must-Read Construction Books for 2024

What Is a Submittal in Construction? [+Free Template]

What Is a Submittal in Construction? [+Free Template]

In construction, a submittal is any written document or physical object that a contractor or subcontractor must supply to the general contractor for approval before construction can begin.
What Is a Submittal in Construction? [+Free Template]

15 Important Construction Documents, Drawings, & Schedules

15 Important Construction Documents, Drawings, & Schedules

This post covers what you need to know about construction documents, including 15 common types, their purpose, and their role in the design process.
15 Important Construction Documents, Drawings, & Schedules

Steel Frame Homes: What You Need To Know

Steel Frame Homes: What You Need To Know

Steel frame homes offer the durability, stability and versatility homeowners and construction teams hope for. Learn the benefits of steel framing here.
Steel Frame Homes: What You Need To Know

Best Materials To Build a House: Full Guide

Best Materials To Build a House: Full Guide

Before you start building your dream home, you’ll need to consider what materials you plan to use. Some of the best materials to build a house include lumber, concrete, steel, stone and brick — but ultimately, you’ll need to decide which materials fit your budget, climate and aesthetic.
Best Materials To Build a House: Full Guide

How Are Bridges Built? A Visual Guide

How Are Bridges Built? A Visual Guide

How are bridges built to transport people and vehicles on an everyday basis? Special engineering techniques and steps are required to design a functional bridge – here's how they are constructed.
How Are Bridges Built? A Visual Guide

Plaster vs. Drywall: Differences and Which To Use

Plaster vs. Drywall: Differences and Which To Use

Plaster and drywall are the most popular options when choosing an interior wall finish. They’re commonly found in both residential and commercial buildings, and they each have distinct features that set them apart.
Plaster vs. Drywall: Differences and Which To Use

The 5 Phases of a Construction Project

The 5 Phases of a Construction Project

The five phases of a construction project are: pre-design, design, procurement, construction and monitoring, and post-construction. Learn about the stages here.
The 5 Phases of a Construction Project

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Scanning in Construction

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Scanning in Construction

Wondering how laser scanning is used in construction? Our guide covers everything you need to know.
The Ultimate Guide to Laser Scanning in Construction

4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

Steel is an iron alloy, composed of iron and other alloying metals. There are four main classifications and many different subgroups, each with a unique purpose.
4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

What Is a Construction Surety Bond? Top Information Contractors Must Know

What Is a Construction Surety Bond? Top Information Contractors Must Know

So, what is a construction surety bond? A surety bond is a three-party contract between a surety company (usually an insurance company), the project owner and you (the contractor). The bond financially protects the project owner in the event that the contracting company fails to complete the project as promised in the agreement.
What Is a Construction Surety Bond? Top Information Contractors Must Know

The History of Plumbing Around the World

The History of Plumbing Around the World

The developments that led to the modern plumbing system haven't always been effective or simple. It's taken thousands of years to innovate, refine, and perfect the process, and improvements are still being made. Here's a look at the history of plumbing and how this complicated system has gotten to where it is today.
The History of Plumbing Around the World
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