How Safety Performance Makes Getting Bonded Easier and Cheaper

Every contractor knows that safety in the construction field isn’t just about getting protection hats. It extends to all aspects of a projects’ execution, and the well-rounded management and safety maintenance of a company. That’s why safety performance is a major factor in obtaining a lower surety bond cost – or even getting bonded at […]

Why #buildoffsite technology is going to be a game changer in 2015

Buildoffsite is a membership organisation, referred to as ‘a coalition of the willing’ and has been formed to support a step-change increase in the use of offsite construction solutions. Set up with the support of the UK government almost a decade ago and now comprising more than 100 organisations from the construction industry and client […]

Advanced tech and a fresh approach is helping construction firms ‘go lean’

Challenges are forecasted for the construction industry in 2015, but they are different from the trials industry leaders faced in recent years. After a difficult start to 2014, the industry is recovering, adapting to new regulations and techniques, contending with labor and material shortages and implementing advanced technology. These factors create risk and potential setbacks, […]

How big data is transforming the construction industry

Big data analytics is being adopted at a rapid rate across every industry. It enables businesses to manage and analyze vast amounts of data at ultrafast speeds, and obtain valuable insights that can improve their decision-making processes. One of the industries that are reaping the benefits of this technology is the construction industry. Construction companies […]

Qatar looks to build next generation of smart houses

  A wave of new futuristic homes will be built in Qatar as the country continues to plough investment into infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes. Ooredoo and Alfardan Properties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the next generation of “smart living houses” for Qatar. The MoU, which was signed by […]

America’s fastest growing cities 2015

The construction industry has taken a bit of a battering over the last few years, with global financial troubles leading to job losses, slowing rates of construction and abandoned projects. However, the construction industry has been looking up for a couple of years now, with strong signs of growth around the nation. Research from GDM […]