10 News Sources for Construction Industry Professionals

10 News Sources for Construction Industry Professionals

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).

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2. Building Design + Construction

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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3. Construction Business Owner

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. 

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4. Construction Dive

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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5. Construction Executive

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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6. ENR: Engineering News-Record

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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7. Entrepreneur

Although it’s not strictly a construction industry publication, Entrepreneur covers a fair amount of construction news from a business owner’s  perspective.

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8. Glass Magazine

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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9. US Building News

A “digital publication targeting senior executives throughout the entire construction industry,” US Building News includes many inspiring interviews with top construction executives. 

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10. USGlass

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). 

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