2023 Construction Trends: Better, Worse, or About the Same?

If you study construction trends, forecasts, and challenges, you may feel a lot of confusion. There are many seemingly inconsistent predictions for 2023. All 2023 predictions/contradictions have legitimacy based on facts and analyses. The best we can do is continue to read what’s shared by reputable sources and apply our own, local economics knowledge and …

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4 Wintertime Tips for Construction Business Equipment DEF

Diesel exhaust fluid is not a fuel additive – it’s stored in separate tanks – but we add it to construction business project site equipment fuel. It’s injected into diesel vehicles’ exhaust streams to reduce harmful emissions by as much as 90%. The process itself is known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR). If you run …

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Construction Industry Braces for Build America Buy America

The Build America Buy America Act, developed in November 2021, defined a domestic content procurement preference for all federally funded infrastructure projects developed after May 14, 2022.  Will Build America Buy America negatively impact the construction industry? Maybe, but the positive outcomes should eventually outweigh the challenges. Companies working on infrastructure projects appealed to lawmakers…for a waiver …

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Dec. 16 Deadline for Construction Jobsites’ Holiday Lights Competition

It’s the time of year when decorating construction jobsites and construction business offices in the Americas is what we do. It’s an annual morale booster like none other. From small trees to elaborate architectural lighting displays, on-the-job construction projects can share the excitement of our winter holidays. Share your team’s creativity by entering Construction Dive’s Holiday Lights …

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Construction Business AI Myths

Many construction business firms are family-owned and operated. There are plenty of variables and challenges to construction company management these days, but one thing’s for sure: Today’s building and supply chain environment works nothing like your grandparents’ or parents’. A construction business legacy is an advantage. But IndustryDive and studioID say legacy software for supply chain solutions can …

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3 Exterior Construction Materials Findings

Construction materials substitutions are often a key cause of conflict between contractors, architects, and clients. In a spring 2022 webinar, New Home Trends Institute (NHTI) Manager Allie Martin shared information about exterior construction materials and design trends for residential indoor-outdoor lifestyles. Three of those evaluations and their findings were: 1. Re-Think Exterior Construction Materials Spending The …

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4 Residential Design Trends in Construction Architecture

In recent years, connecting indoor/outdoor living (larger windows, sliding glass doors, outdoor kitchens, etc.) hit new highs in residential renovation trends. And now many new-builds’ designs include purposeful rooms that are setting new standards for residential construction architecture. This year, New Home Trends Institute (NHTI) researched mindset shifts in home design. Here are 4: 1. …

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What A Diesel Shortage Means for Construction Industry

We’ve hit a low in diesel inventories not seen since 2008, according to Business Insider. In fact, our U.S. supply is below emergency levels. When refineries slowed production, many construction industry-related businesses, including freight transportation companies continued to operate at the same level of consumption. According to the laws of supply and demand, this shortage will …

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3 Examples of Construction Business Technology Usage

Affordable construction business technology is getting easier to find. If you’re looking, here are some of the innovations shaping the future of construction. Technology is more than just drones and robots, exoskeletons, and laser scanning. It’s also in the programs contractors use every day to streamline their workflows and speed up progress on their jobsites. …

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