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