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Here Are 10 Construction Blogs and Articles You Need to Read from October

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 2019.

10 Must-Read Construction Blogs and Articles from October 2019

1. October 2019 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

We’re kicking off our list of top construction blogs and articles with data. Want to see a pulse of industry and market data for the month? Construction Business Owner compiled the top statistics and figures from the month in this post. 

2. Top subcontractors: ENR’s 2019 list, analysis

Construction Dive

ENR recently released their Top 600 Specialty Contractors list. The Construction Dive article explores the strategies for these top subcontractors’ success. 

3. Call to Action: Overcoming the Construction Workforce Shortage

Connect & Construct 

The construction workforce shortage remains a major concern for companies and the industry as a whole. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently published a survey on the current impact of the shortage on the industry. Read more about the findings in the blog post and accompanying infographic. 

4. Prevent Your Extinction: Why BIM Matters in 2020 and Beyond [Infographic]

Redshift

Building information modeling (BIM) could be the key to helping building companies meet the high demands for construction around the world. Redshift recently published an informative infographic about the benefits of BIM, particularly when it comes to construction productivity. 

5. How Does Your Company’s Tech & Data Usage Measure Up?

Construction Business Owner

Did you ever want to benchmark your company’s efforts against others in the industry? With a newly released free self-assessment tool from Autodesk, you can do just that in just 15 minutes. Learn more about the Construction Health Check on Construction Business Owner. 

6. The Reconstruction Of U.S. Healthcare Has Just Begun

Bisnow

We’ve previously discussed on our blog the many complexities of healthcare construction. This Bisnow article draws insight from a recent Summit. Read to learn how some of the top construction companies are trying to improve healthcare by improving designs and building methods. 

7. How Notre Dame is being rebuilt from 50 billion scraps of data

Wired UK

The entire world watched the roof and spire of the beloved Notre Dame de Paris burn in April 2019. Nevertheless, thanks to BIM technology and data, a French company is starting to map a 3D model of the damage to assist in the reconstruction process.

8. How BIM Technology is Making Job Sites Safer

Occupational Health & Safety

As you can see from the third article on our list, BIM has many benefits. This OH&S article explores how BIM technology can actually improve site safety on jobsites. Read the article to learn how the tool can create a safer worksite and which companies are already utilizing it to prevent incidents. 

9. What It’s Like to Be a Woman Who Runs a Construction Site

Washingtonian

Running a construction site is full of challenges for anyone. In this recent Washingtonian article and series, we learn what it’s like for one female assistant superintendent running a high-profile transit project in the D.C. Metro Area. 

10. 5 Tips on How to Run a Successful Construction Business With Tech

Software Advice 

With so many technology options available for construction companies today, it can be overwhelming. This Software Advice article highlights five steps every building firm should take when considering and implementing new technology. 

Want to Read More?

Feeling like you haven’t had your fill of construction blogs and articles from this month? Read our favorites from the past few months.

Alternatively, if you’ve read something that should have made this month’s list, share with us in the comments section below.

Further Reading:  Building 101: What Is a Construction Punch List (And How to Improve)

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