Are you all caught up on the latest construction news from the month? If not, we’ve compiled a list industry news, blogs and articles that caught our attention this month
From discussions on emerging opportunities in BIM to news on safety and women in construction, these posts are our top picks for design and construction news from August 2018. You can also check out our top posts from the previous month, here.
Top 10 Construction Articles from August 2018
Construction Dive, Kathleen Brown
The construction industry is wasting massive amounts of money on rework and inefficiencies. The article by Construction Dive specifies just how significant the issue is based on a new FMI study.
McKinsey & Company, Steffen Fuchs, Kevin Kroll, and James Nowicke
Construction thought leader, McKinsey & Company, reports how organizational structure and talent strategy directly can impact a project’s digitalization.
ENR, Eydie Cubarrubia
Getting workers to always comply with the right personal protective equipment (PPE) in construction can be challenging. Getting the right fit can be even more of a hurdle. Read how one company, SeeHerWork, provides the right gear to keep female workers safe on the job.
Joe Hunt, PCB Today
Drawing from experiences in the construction market in Ireland, the author describes how innovation like building information modeling (BIM) is allowing small and medium-sized (SME) companies to complete and find success on a larger scale.
Construction Today Magazine, Lisa Dal Gallo
Construction companies are starting to see both the benefits of integrated project delivery (IPD) and prefab separately. The article from Construction Today Magazine shows how IPD and modular construction can be used in tandem to build productively.
6. An increasing number of women are finding high-paying jobs in an unexpected place—building casinos
CNBC, Harriet Taylor and Contessa Brewer
Women only make around 10% of the construction workforce in the US. Nonetheless, the CNBC article highlights how many women are finding a fantastic job opportunities building for casinos.
Construction Dive, Laurie Cowen
Read to learn how the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has revamped its apprentice training program to meet modern technological standards and needs within the construction industry.
Construction Junkie, Shane Hedmond
All construction teams need regular safety checks and reminders. Construction Junkie has compiled seven useful videos in reference to handling respirable crystalline silica dust.
Forbes, Justin Morgenthau
Many in the construction industry have the same question. How do we bring on a technology faster? Read to learn how this technology revolution can be directly tied to work in the field.
Environmental Leader, Alyssa Danigelis
As our world’s infrastructure and cities become more at risk for the effects of climate change, learn how the Philippines is constructing a city that’s resilient in the face of natural disasters.
What Are You Reading? Share Below!
Did you read any construction articles from August that caught your undivided attention? We would love to read. Share in the comments section below!