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Construction articles from April 2019

If You Read Only 10 Construction Articles From April, Read These

Warmer weather and a busier workload distracting you from catching up on the latest construction articles and news? Don’t worry–we have you covered.

Below, find our recommendations for the best and most relevant news from the building sector from this past month.

10 Must-Read Construction Articles from April 2019

1. Governments can lead construction into the digital era

McKinsey & Company

Construction companies have been making significant strides in recent years to transform the industry with new innovations. In this McKinsey dive, we learn how governments can also play a role in the industry’s continued technology revolution to deliver better infrastructure for the public.

2. Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand


A primary reason for the construction labor shortage is due to the fact that the industry is not appealing to younger generations of workers. The story from Marketplace goes inside the Denver construction market where some companies are trying to bring new awareness to the benefits of the industry.

3. PlanGrid BIM brings 3D Revit data to field management

Construction Dive

As new technology is sweeping the construction industry, the integration between PlanGrid BIM and Revit is an exciting development. Read more about how the latest product feature enables BIM in the entire construction lifecycle.

4. A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

New York Times

The New York Times article discusses how some progressive heavy equipment companies are attracting new talent to the industry. By using joysticks and video game-like simulators, these companies hope to bring new excitement to the industry to bring in younger talent.

5. Contractors share insight into effective use of mobile management software


Mobile technology has exploded in the construction industry but not all contractors are getting the full benefits out of what they’re investing in. Read to learn the latest tips and tricks to get more out of mobile management software in construction.

6. Design-Build Conference Highlights Risk, People Skills

Engineering News-Record (ENR)

There has been a good deal of buzz about design-build in construction over the last few years. ENR goes behind a recent Design-Build conference to investigate more on the benefits, and risks, of the project delivery method.

7. 4 Lessons Learned From the UK’s Transformative BIM Mandate


What’s it like building with the UK’s national BIM standards? This Redshift blog post goes inside how companies can leverage the new collaborative standards to their advantage and deliver better projects.

8. 2019 AEC Excellence Awards: Call for Entries Now Open

Connect & Construct

The eighth annual AEC Excellence Awards competition, co-sponsored by Autodesk, Construction Dive, SmartCities Dive, Informed Infrastructure, and SMPS, is now accepting entries. Does your company have a project or initiative worth showcasing? Submit today.

9. Women in Hardhats are a Growing Trend in the Construction Industry

Huntsville Business Journal

There are so many inspiring women in the construction industry who are breaking down gender barriers. In this article from the Huntsville Business Journal, hear stories from several females in the building industry.

10. 9 Augmented Reality Technologies for Architecture and Construction


Augmented reality has long been discussed as having the potential to make a significant impact on transparency in the construction industry. Read to learn about nine real AR technologies within the building sector.

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