For construction businesses, it’s critical to stay up-to-date on new industry developments. Staying on top of the latest technological innovations, economic forecasts and new contributors within the field is the best way to set your own construction business up for growth and ensure it doesn’t fall behind the competition.
Here are some of the sources we rely on to keep up with the latest news, case studies and developments within the construction industry, plus links to recent articles we’ve loved from each. Please keep in mind that there are hundreds of trade publications devoted to specific elements of the industry. This list mainly focuses on publications that address overall industry subjects, but also includes two of our favorites that are specifically oriented towards our favorite material: glass.
NOTE: News resources are listed alphabetically.
1. AEC Business
An online-only blog and podcast, AEC Business focuses particularly on innovative developments within the construction industry. AEC Business is run by its founder Aarni Heiskane, a construction industry pioneer in the field of computer-aided design (CAD).
Building Design + Construction is an established trade magazine that has recently enhanced its editorial content with a dynamic online division.. In addition to articles and features published in its print editions, the magazine’s website includes award announcements, podcasts, video content.
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Like a few of the other publications on our list, Construction Business Owner aims to help construction firms and entrepreneurs run their businesses better. The publication is especially notable for featuring a good deal of management education content.
Spanning the topics of “commercial building, residential building, green building, design, deals, and regulations,” the Construction Dive website and its email newsletter are both useful tools for industry professionals.
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Running a construction business comes with a unique set of challenges. Construction Executive focuses on topics relevant to its readership of “industrial and institutional contractors and construction-related business owners.”
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Focused on construction engineering, ENR “provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively.” The first issue of ENR was published in 1917, so you can bet you’re dealing with professionals.
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Although it’s not strictly a construction industry publication, Entrepreneur covers a fair amount of construction news from a business owner’s perspective.
Even those not in the glass and glazing business can benefit from the content in Glass Magazine. Produced by the National Glass Association, it provides insights into trends across the architectural glass and metals industry.
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A “digital publication targeting senior executives throughout the entire construction industry,” US Building News includes many inspiring interviews with top construction executives.
Another specialty site for glass and glazing professionals, USGlass has the largest circulation of any glass magazine in the world and serves as the official publication of the Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance (IGMA).