While it’s the spookiest time of year around the world, October was a buzzworthy month for construction blogs and news. Feel like you’ve missed your chance to catch up on the news from October? Don’t fret–we’ve collated ten of our favorite construction blogs and articles to read from the month. So take a moment, hopefully with a pumpkin-flavored-something in hand, and read through our picks for the best building news from October 2018.
10 Must-Read Construction Blogs and Articles from October 2018
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
We’ve previously discussed the opportunities for robotics in construction. In this future-minded blog, BCG explores how construction companies can incorporate automation and robotics into their strategic planning.
The labor shortage is a fiercely discussed topic within the building sector, but little guidelines are provided on how actually to overcome the challenges. The BuiltWorlds post showcases how companies can adopt six emerging technologies and trends to help to mitigate the workforce shortage.
David Malone, Building Design & Construction (BDC)
As universities take in more students, investments in student housing are a significant segment of their spend. The BDC article draws lessons from three unique student housing projects to help building and design teams to address the needs of these facilities better.
Brent Darnell, Lean Construction Blog
As an industry thought leader in lean construction, Brent Darnell views the concept with a people-centric lens. In his latest post for the Lean Construction Blog, Brent explores how EQ plays a role in making Lean construction a success.
Tom McKay, Gizmodo
We love to see how a finished project turned out – especially if it was constructed with a unique method or material. While it’s not a large-scale project, the Gizmodo blog showcases recent photos of a 3D-printed bridge. As construction professionals, this leaves room in our imaginations for the potential of this technology in large and commercial projects.
Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Construction Dive’s Dotted Line series takes a look at the complicated legal environment of the construction industry. In their latest from the series, they look at how to solve frequent coordination problems on projects.
Jake Holyoak, Business Computing World (BCW)
The way construction is carried out has changed so much thanks to the influx of mobile technology. In this BCW article, the article specifically explores how technology like drones and virtual reality are evolving the sector.
Sarah Dickens, BBC News
Earlier this month, we highlighted mental health in the construction workforce on our blog. BBC News also reported on the issue, highlighting some of the recent shifts on stigmas within construction companies in the U.K.
Shane Hedmond, Construction Junkie
We can never get enough safety advice. Based on a recent OSHA initiative, Construction Junkie outlines five of the most important safety tips while working in trenches.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Construction is on the rise in the U.S. Want to see the latest numbers? Check out the newest report from EC&M.
Want to Read More?
Feeling like you haven’t had your fill of construction blogs and articles from this month? Read our favorites from September.
Alternatively, if you’ve read something that should have made this month’s list, share with us in the comments section below.