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10 Must-Read Construction Articles from September 2019

It’s been a newsworthy month for construction articles in September. Have you kept up with the latest construction articles and news from the month? If not, not fret. We’ve curated 10 of our favorite blogs and articles from September that covered insights and thought-provoking conversations on trends and news within the industry.

From new insight into the industry labor shortage to a look inside a game-changing carbon calculator, take a look at this month’s top construction articles. 

Still catching up news from the summer? You can also read our favorite posts from last months, here.

Top 10 Construction Articles from September

1. Labor Shortage in Construction Will Affect America’s Growth

Engineering.com

A new study from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) highlights how construction companies are experiencing difficulty when hiring new workers – 80%, in fact. The Engineering.com article delves into top-level insights from the report, as well as how a combination of new labor strategies and technology can mitigate the issue. 

2. Skanska USA transcends challenges on its largest IPD project

Construction Dive 

On our blog, we’ve discussed how integrated project delivery (IPD) is emerging as a progressive delivery method. In this interview with Skanska USA Vice President of Operations, Rebecca Pizzi, learn how the company is using the delivery method on a healthcare facility in New Jersey. 

3. How Gig-Economy Growth Could Help Close the Labor Gap in Construction

Redshift

The gig economy has changed our world as we know it. And considering the impact of the labor shortage, highlighted in the Engineering.com article above, the gig economy could be part of the construction industry’s solution. The Redshift article explores how on-demand workers could be brought to the building sector. 

4. Develop a Plan to Avert the Employee Shortage

ForConstructionPros.com

If you read the first article on this list, you are more than aware of the labor crisis in the construction industry. However, it can be difficult to understand where to move forward. The post from ForConstructionPros.com helps contractors develop their action plan to meet the shortage head-on. 

5. How The Bay Area’s Biggest Construction Companies Cope With Costs

Bisnow

San Francisco is the world’s most expensive place to build. Read this Bisnow article to learn how contractors are coping with the costs of the Bay Area.

6. Making Kids’ Books From Construction Sites

Chicago Magazine

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is an acclaimed children’s book written by Sherri Duskey Rinker. In this interview, we learn more about the inspiration behind the New York Times bestselling book. 

7. Recap: Women in Construction USA 2019

BuildingConnected Blog

This month, Women in Construction USA touched down in San Francisco. The event is put by the creators of Europe’s largest conference series dedicated to driving gender diversity and empowering women. The recent BuildingConnected blog recaps the exciting event.  

8. World’s Largest Crane Set to Begin Work on its First Project

Construction Junkie

“Big Carl” is the nickname of the brand new and largest crane manufactured by Sarens. The crane, which has finally made it to the jobsite, is expected to lift over 600 pre-fabricated panels over four years of construction. Read the Construction Junkie blog and watch to video to see for yourself. 

9. Juneau’s Focus on Preconstruction Services Leads to 85% Repeat Business

Connect & Construct 

One of the best ways to learn how to improve a business is to read other industry success stories. This blog about Atlanta-based construction management firm, Juneau Construction Company, highlights how the company’s focus on preconstruction services and technology helped them to win more business.  

10. New Tools Will Help Construction Industry Understand Its Carbon Footprint

Propmodo Daily

Skanska gets another mention in our top September construction news articles. The post discusses an upcoming release of an open-source calculator developed by the construction company and C Change Labs. The tool allows companies to calculate the carbon impact of various aspects and materials in the building process.

What Are You Reading? Share Below!

Read any standout blogs or construction articles from September? Share with us in the comments section below! We’d love to read and potentially share on our blog.

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Grace Ellis

As a Content Marketing Manager at PlanGrid, Grace is the managing editor for the PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog. With over eight years of experience in marketing, communications and PR for technology companies, she is specialized in high-quality content creation across both traditional and digital media platforms.

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