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Update: 5/18/16: The construction industry has exploded with new blogs in the past year, leading to an update on this post. There are now 20 top construction news sites and blogs instead of the original 17.
Those who think the construction industry is stagnant haven’t been watching very closely. The industry is filled with drama—from 3D printing changing the way China builds houses to the battle for the best construction management software, construction as a whole is an exciting industry to be in.
With so many changes coming to the industry so quickly, it’s important for everyone involved in the construction industry to stay up on the latest trends.
Luckily, there are a surprising number of resources dedicated to keeping you informed.
These are the best.
Run by one-man army Aarni Heiskanen, this blog is a great resource for construction business owners looking to up their game with strategic insights. Filled with useful how-tos and a simple writing style, this blog is a must-read for construction managers wanting to stay “in the know.”
Want to stay on top of the latest construction litigation? Enter Matthew Devries, an attorney for Burr & Forman, who comments on the latest news and trends on risk assessment, risk prevention, construction management, and construction best practices.
Building is an award-winning construction magazine that can trace its roots back to 1843. It offers construction news and analysis, and also focuses on sustainability and safety best practices.
BD+C has long-been a staple in the construction news world. Offering the latest news for everyone in the construction business—from BIM engineers to foremen—no individual in construction can afford to forgo this resource.
Not to be confused with Building, Builder is Hanley Wood’s publication for residential construction. Subscribe to this magazine for the latest insights on design, process, and running your own business.
While Commercial could function as a basic construction news site, its real strength comes from its job board. Subcontractors and contractors can use its list to bid on projects, all online.
As its name suggests, CDC News’s blog is all about construction data. Breaking down the latest research so that the layman can understand what’s happening in the industry, CDC’s blog is great for anyone in construction looking to garner understanding of the latest trends shaping the United States’ commercial construction industry.