The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From a thought-provoking op-ed authored by Procore’s Senior Director of EMEA Sales to the current state of the commercial construction industry in the US, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Defining What “Visibility of Performance” Means for Construction
For Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Senior Director Sales, EMEA, visibility of performance not only means capturing construction data, but extracting valuable insight from it. Check out this LinkedIn post authored by Oliveri-O’Connor to get his take on the importance of empowering better decision-making through real-time insight.
ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms
Earlier this month ENR released its annual Top 500 Design Firms list, while some players saw revenue and number of projects plummet, others experienced great company growth. Take for example, Garver, which has jumped 60 places since 2017. Garver attributes its success to its people and its dedication to keeping up with a rapidly changing market. Check out the full list here.
Current State of Commercial Construction
Although residential construction has nearly recovered, a new report from the AGC and Procore shows that commercial construction employment is still down about 5% from before the pandemic. Hear from Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman get the latest on why commercial construction continues to suffer.
Where AI and Machine Learning Are Headed
The Ontario General Contractors Association recently held a virtual symposium that featured a number of panelists from around the construction industry. One session regarding the future of AI and machine learning provided some interesting takeaways; while speakers agreed predictive analytics is definitely something people are talking about now they also acknowledged that widespread adoption is still a few years down the road.
Skanska-Built Structure Certified a Living Building
The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech is the latest structure to be certified a Living Building, that is, a building that does more good than harm for the natural environment and is certified by the International Living Future Institute. The Kendeda Building is the 1st Living Building in Georgia, the 28th in the world, and the 7th built by Skanska.
Why Telford Homes Turned to Procore
Established in 2000, Telford Homes has grown to become one of London’s largest residential developers. Now, it’s been announced that the London-focused residential and mixed use property developer has selected Procore Technologies as its construction management platform for all new projects. Katie Rogers, Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Telford Homes said: “Procore offers a single, innovative platform to bring all of our information and teams together.”
Most Expensive US Cities for Construction
If you have an extra moment, take a second to check out this article from Construction Dive and project management firm Cumming on the most expensive cities in which to build and the types of projects that cost the most.
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