The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From a recent LinkedIn Live event that discussed the major headlines predicted for 2021 to an update on homebuilding stats in the US, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Testing the Effectiveness of 16 iPhone Stud Finder Apps
While no iPhone app has the capability to find wooden studs, there are a number of apps that can locate metal wall studs, nails, and screws. But with so many app options to choose from, how do you know which one to download? And does free vs paid even make a difference? ENR put these questions to test and compared 16 different apps based on their layout, ease of use, reaction to detected metal, and infrequency of ads. Click here to see which app came out on top.
Media Predicts Themes and Tech Topping Headlines in 2021
Check out this recent LinkedIn live event hosted by Procore Technologies and Construction Dive. Hear from PR Manager, Noelie LeBlanc as she facilitates an insightful discussion with Construction Dive reporters Joe R Bousquin and Zach Phillips on the topics and technologies that will most impact the construction industry in 2021.
How the Pandemic Has Impacted UK Construction From the Perspective of a Safety Pro
COVID-19 has impacted regions around the world in very different ways however one commonality we’ve seen across the board is increased safety procedures. Check out this article authored by Michael Knibbs, Managing Director of SafeSite Facilities, as he writes about the changes he’s seen in UK construction during the pandemic and those he thinks are here to stay.
What Mentorship Means to Vanessa Werden
Not only is Vanessa Werden a seasoned construction lawyer but she is also a former president of Canadian Construction Women and an active construction mentor. Take a look at this article to find out the 5 most valuable mentorship lessons Werden has learned during her time in the industry.
Homebuilding Down in the US
Residential construction in the US fell about 6% last month with larger declines mostly seen in the Midwest and the West. According to the Associated Press, “the only region of the country that saw an increase last month was the Northeast, where construction rose by 2.3 percent”. Click here to learn more.
How Woolam Constructions is Driving More Business by Leveraging Procore
For 135 years, Queensland-based Woolam Constructions has been a successful design and construction firm specializing in commercial building. Since its inception, the company has always valued progressive, forward thinking, and that sentiment still rings true today. Here’s how Woolam Constructions was able to further streamline its operations by moving to a centralized cloud system.
LISTEN: Making Culture Count with Tooey Courtemanche from Procore Technologies
If you have an extra moment check out this new episode of The Contech Crew podcast as the hosts sit down with Procore CEO Tooey Courtemanche. Learn more about Tooey’s thoughts on the digital transformation that’s happening in the construction industry, and how to build a great company culture.
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Dive into more business news, check out the latest tech trends, and get a couple quick tips from our safety section. And as always, check back in next Friday for the most up to date feature of The Weekly Grind!