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Top 10 Building Blogs for Construction Professionals

Jason Hook

Head of Sales and Marketing

Jan 16, 2017 8:02:00 AM

The best construction professionals stay abreast of the latest news and developments in the industry, changing their practices to suit the market. 

Below we explore the top 10 business blogs for construction professionals, and what they can offer you.

 

AEC Business blog

1. AEC Business

AEC Business is run by Finnish-based Aarni Heiskanen, who is an architect, entrepreneur and management consultant. The blog focuses on everything new and innovative in the construction and related industries. Aarni’s main emphasis is on growing productivity, using his extensive consultant experience to improve productivity in construction businesses in over 50 countries. He has written books, created podcasts and regularly updates his blog which regularly features in the top 10 lists of construction blogs.

 

Building.co.uk 

2. Building.co.uk

Building UK has everything you need to know about the construction industry, albeit from a British perspective. With in-depth news, analysis and opinion pieces, you’ll always be kept in the loop. Highlighting important industry trends, this site offers an invaluable insight into the international marketplace, allowing you to pre-empt technological and other industry trends here. 

 

Australian Construction Industry Forum 

3. Australian Construction Industry Forum

The ACIF was established in conjunction with several industry partners, and is full of valuable resources, including forecasts, productivity tools, consumer information and industry directories. Subscribing to their news service will mean you have this information immediately, allowing you to act on it before word gets out to your competitors. 

 

Society of Construction Law Australia

4. Society of Construction Law Australia

The law is something we don’t often think about directly, but should always keep in mind. As a member of the ACIF, the Society of Construction Law Australia page has all the legal-related resources you could need, as well as providing important information to subscribers. This organisation is focused towards education and improving the construction industry and their resources reflect this. They also have numerous functions and partnerships available, where you can build your business’ reputation in the market.

 

Builder Online

5. Builder Online

Builder Online is an international news source for all your needs, including design, money-matters, building, land, products and resources. Their blog, The Pulse, will keep you informed with the latest developments and opinion from design to data. Builder is also a network, meaning that builders from around the globe can become members and grow their personal and business networks. Further, the extensive resources and courses available will ensure you’re always well informed.

 

Capterra Blog 

6. Capterra Construction Management

The Capterra blog is your construction management playground, featuring resources updated regularly focused on tools, strategies and information for managers to improve their practices and processes. With an emphasis on software, this blog will keep you up to date with the latest tools to make you job easier.

 

Construction Enquirer

7. Construction Enquirer

Predominantly a news site for construction managers, Construction Enquirer was founded by two British journalists seeking to improve the quality of free news resources in the industry. The page is updated regularly and always hits the mark. It also has a job seeking and awards database, so you can be on the lookout for the next talent or trophy while you read about the latest developments.

 

Construction Marketing Association

8. Construction Marketing Association

Marketing your construction business can be difficult, especially when it’s not your forte. However, blogs like the Construction Marketing Association will teach you it’s not as hard as it looks. Once you get the hang of it, your business will start to grow beyond your competitors. This blog gives you the tools and resources for marketing growth, so get on board and subscribe.

 

Construction Week Online

9. Construction Week Online

Construction Week Online offers construction news the way you like it, filtered by specialty and region. This means you can read about emerging mechanical engineering technologies in the Middle East and then sustainable materials in The Netherlands with ease. A lot of the readership use this source as a method of looking up their competitors in the local and international markets, comparing practices and tenders.

 

Compliance Council

10. Compliance Council

Compliance is an increasingly important consideration for all kinds of construction businesses. The Compliance Council blog will keep you up to speed on all you need to know about staying to standard, and also offers great resources for quality management and data security. 

 

Buildsoft

11. (BONUS) Buildsoft Buildwire

And what list of construction blogs to follow would be complete without our very own: the Buildsoft Buildwire. We publish regular articles on everything from construction technology, business tips for tradies, sustainability, on-site safety and more.

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