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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.
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.

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Types of Bridges

Bridges, from Sydney Harbor to the Tower Bridge across the Thames to the Golden Gate, connect us and bind us together. They’re gateways to discovery — and the way many of us get to work each day.

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How to Understand Floor Plan Symbols

When you think of a floor plan, the first word that probably comes to mind is “blueprint.” The two are related, but they’re not exactly the same thing. But just what is a floor plan? And what do we need to know about its symbols?

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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.

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Lean Construction: Principles Shaping the Future of Construction

As environmental regulations change and building materials evolve, going lean could mean setting yourself up for industry success by creating a culture built around innovation and efficiency. Resource scarcity continues to shape construction trends and influence how the industry might change in the coming decade.

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Top 10 Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2021

As the industry evolves, it’s important to stay ahead. We cover eleven important construction industry trends to help your business stay competitive in 2021.

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Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2021

Although they make up only 10% of the construction workforce, women are steadily rising through the ranks and becoming leaders in the industry. Learn about the current state of women in construction and the women who are breaking glass ceilings.

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How to Read Construction Blueprints

Blueprint reading is an essential skill that workers in the architecture design and construction industry need every step of the way.

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Adaptive Reuse Explained With 3 Imaginative Examples

Adaptive reuse involves transforming an old space to serve a new purpose. Learn more about this process with imaginative renderings.

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5 Building Construction Types: Fire Resistance Ratings

Learn more about the rating system for buildings that determines how fire-resistant a structure is.

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How to Support Mental Health in the Construction Industry

With suicide rates continuing to increase, more companies need to make an effort to increase awareness and decrease the stigma around mental health in the construction industry.

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How Modular Construction Benefits the Environment

Learn more about how modular buildings can help reduce waste and emissions in the construction industry.

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