The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From Procore’s latest and greatest integration to another update on the California Bullet Train, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Why isn’t there a bigger demand for green building?
A new study by Dodge Data and Analytics and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) shows that low customer demand is a significant driver of green building. Concerns regarding cost and performance have specifically hindered customers’ perceptions of green building and as a result, builders have been less willing to invest in sustainable construction.
How the Coronavirus Could Impact the Construction Industry
As the number of infected individuals continues to rise, many analysts have begun to evaluate how the coronavirus is impacting major industries. With regard to construction, economists suspect that a slowdown in manufacturing and labor may have some serious ramifications on the industry.
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Procore and Milwaukee Tools Partner Up To Take Control of Tool Tracking
At the end of last month, it was announced that Procore Technologies had teamed up with Milwaukee Tool, a leading construction tool manufacturer, to provide next-level tool and equipment tracking services.
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The Best of the Best at World of Concrete 2020
Take a look at this video from Equipment World to get their take on the top 5 machine and tool launches from this year’s WOC. These innovative tools are sure to make a splash as they make their way onto jobsites around the world.
How to Foster Employee Engagement
Employee-burnout, also known as “making the doughnuts” or “riding the rat wheel” can be deadly to a business’s profitability and ultimately its existence. Check out this article to learn about some of the ways you can engage your employees to ensure that burnout stays far away.
California’s Bullet Train Inches Towards $100 Billion in Construction Costs
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) recently released its Draft 2020 Business Plan and the outlook is not looking good. Although the project has made significant progress, and has begun to employ some Californians, the project’s expected costs are now at $80.3 billion and are expected to continue to increase.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angles Times.
Maritime Infrastructure Building Turns to VR
If you have an extra moment, check out this video from The InfraBIM Open 2020 conference where two construction pros take a look at a new VR game that uses BIM to help players navigate a ship through a lock on the Saimaa Canal.