How well versed are you on your 2018 construction trivia? Let’s try a few questions:
- What are some of the names of some of the tallest buildings of the year?
- What are some of the emerging construction materials innovating the industry?
- Which country built the most skyscrapers in 2018?
If you haven’t kept up with the latest construction news and buzz, we’ve got your back (and answers to the above trivia). To round out the year, we’ve wrapped up 10 of our favorite construction news and articles of the month–enjoyed best with a cup of hot chocolate, of course.
USG Corporation, ForConstructionPros.com
While we know technology is being adopted on jobsites at a rapid rate, how high are the expectations? This brief breaks down the Q4 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index to reveal a few surprising insights into the optimism about innovations in the industry.
Dean Balsamini, New York Post
A simple but powerful initiative is helping to make jobsites more inclusive for both males and females in Manhatten. Learn more about the rollout of the “Men and Women at Work” sign at a New York-based construction company.
Lior Zitzman, Big Rentz
Spider silk, light-generating concrete, wool brick and invisible solar cells are just four of the 18 building materials highlighted in this Big Rentz article. Check out the article, complete with an engaging infographic great for sharing.
Construction Business Owner, Pete Schermerhorn
Deciding where to begin a technology rollout or where to optimize can be overwhelming. This construction news article from December highlights three areas of construction that are being innovated with the greatest impact.
Niall McCarthy, Forbes
China has been owning the skyscraper game of 2018 and Forbes features an infographic to show it. Learn how China, and other prominent global nations, stack up.
Alex Konrad, Forbes
Autodesk has a clear vision for the future of construction and technology. Read more about how the company is combining forces with other innovative firms to solve major challenges in the entire industry.
We love a good top list and Dezeen’s recent article showcases 10 of the most impressive skyscrapers of 2018.
Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive
Construction innovation had another monumental year. Construction Dive collates seven game-changing and cutting-edge technologies of the year.
Dr Marzia Bolpagni, Infrastructure Intelligence
BIM is making a major impact on the productivity of the built world. The post dives into how BIM is revolutionizing major transportation systems.
John Mehlman, Connect & Construct
Setting up a construction quality control plan is essential. The blog walks through a step-by-step plan to get teams up and running with a quality control plan in no time.
Read the Best Construction News from the Year
2019 is just around the corner. If you’re looking to recap the last few months of construction news to round out your year, check out our top picks from the last few months.
- Construction Articles from November 2018
- Construction Articles from October 2018
- Construction Articles from September 2018
- Construction Articles from August 2018
Read something you think should be on our list this year? Share in the comments below! We’d love to share with our readers.