Category: Industry News

Mass Movement Toward Mass Timber?

Mass Movement Toward Mass Timber? Mass Timber

The American Wood Council defines mass timber as a “category of framing styles characterized by the use of large, solid wood panels for wall, floor and roof construction.” Also included in the definition are sculptural and non-building structures formed from solid wood panels or framing systems measuring six feet or more in width or depth.  […]

7 Benefits of Prefabrication in Construction

7 Benefits of Prefabrication in Construction 7 Benefits of Prefabrication in Construction

What is Prefabrication? Prefabrication is the process of making buildings, or components of buildings, in a different location than the job site itself. Construction companies will transport the completed unit to the final site, where they will also complete the setup and handover buildings to their new owners. This process eliminates the need for traditionally […]

10 Construction Certifications and Where to Get Them

10 Construction Certifications and Where to Get Them Construction Certifications

What are Construction Certifications? In the construction industry, certifications benefit everyone involved – It elevates the individual’s professional practices as well as the contractor’s brand and quality of provided services. It is essential to have construction certifications because it indicates a high level of professionalism and skill in the construction process. Pankaj Patel was famously […]

Connect and Construct and Autodesk University

Connect and Construct and Autodesk University reasons why subcontractors need to attend connect and construct at au

Autodesk University, the conference for designers, builders, and makers, is right around the corner. Over four days, from Monday, Nov. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 21, there are over 900 sessions and activities for individuals to choose from the agenda. Because Autodesk University spans across manufacturing, media & entertainment, and across the entire architecture, engineering, and […]

How to Adapt and Control Rising Construction Material Costs

How to Adapt and Control Rising Construction Material Costs

Rising construction material cost is an unavoidable part of the construction industry, especially in summer. With more temperate weather and longer daylight hours comes an increase in demand for both materials and labor, driving up the price for both. The construction industry is facing an increase in construction costs year after year, making profit margins […]

Top 10 Construction Technology Jobs

Top 10 Construction Technology Jobs

Construction technology is an industry on the rise, and with it comes many job opportunities with high growth potential and salaries. Within the ConTech industry, there are many options in terms of specialties. In this article, we are taking a look at the top 10 jobs in the construction technology industry in terms of salary, career […]

Why Construction Cost Management Can Make or Break Your Project

Why Construction Cost Management Can Make or Break Your Project Why Construction Cost Management Can Make or Break Your Project

Construction cost trends can have a huge effect on contractors, subs, and owners. From material costs to equipment fees, price changes can occur quickly making construction cost management crucial. Because of this, it’s very important that construction companies stay on top of any price changes or forecasts. Overnight, your profit margins can disappear. Nothing is […]

Why 2019 is the Year of the Trade Contractor

Why 2019 is the Year of the Trade Contractor The Trade Contractor

While the inception of eSUB is based on my 25 years of experience as a consultant protecting and defending the trade contractor, eSUB Construction Software proudly celebrated its 10th birthday this year. While every year at eSUB is something to be proud of, this year was truly remarkable for our team with the launch of […]

Trump’s Trade War: How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact The Construction Industry

Trump’s Trade War: How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact The Construction Industry Blog_Trade War

Trump’s Trade War: How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact The Construction Industry During his presidential campaign, President Trump pledged to put American workers first. Over the years, imports of steel have decimated the steel industry. Thousands of steel and aluminum manufacturing workers lost their jobs. President Trump called for a bold new trade strategy […]

State of the Union: Trump calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

State of the Union: Trump calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill State of the Union

State of the Union: Trump calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill   President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union address Tuesday night highlighted a $1.5 trillion infrastructure improvement plan. “I am calling on the Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment we need,” Trump […]

What is Modular Construction

What is Modular Construction What is Modular Construction?

What is Modular Construction?   Modular construction is a new hot topic in North America. The buzz can be seen in interesting conceptual videos posted on social media sites every week. But beyond the interesting concepts, what is modular construction? And how is it impacting the construction industry? SoftBank Group Corp. is putting its massive […]

Top 6 Construction Issues Facing the Construction Industry

Top 6 Construction Issues Facing the Construction Industry Blog_TopIssuesInConstruction

Top 6 Construction Project Issues Several industry surveys and reports forecast continued growth in the construction industry. Albeit, the growth shows a modest 4.8% increase, different from the double-digit growth in previous years. Regardless, there is still a general sense of optimism. With continued growth and positive outlook in the construction industry, what can possible […]

Why High Paying Construction Jobs are Going Unfilled

Why High Paying Construction Jobs are Going Unfilled Why High Paying Construction Jobs are Going Unfilled

Why High Paying Construction Jobs are Going Unfilled   For the past three years, the construction industry has had a major labor shortage. There were roughly 178,000 open construction jobs at the end of 2016, many of them are high paying construction jobs. And that number has only increased. With an explosion of commercial and […]

10 Fastest Growing Careers in the Construction Industry

10 Fastest Growing Careers in the Construction Industry Blog - 10 Fastest Growing Careers in Construction

10 Fastest Growing Careers in the Construction Industry   The Construction Industry The construction industry has high employment projections and is expected to see substantial growth over the next few years — double the growth rate of the overall economy. Forecasts for job opportunities range from 500,000 to 700,000 new jobs in the industry by […]

Top Construction Industry Trends to Expect in 2022

Top Construction Industry Trends to Expect in 2022 construction industry trends

Top Construction Industry Trends to Expect in 2022 As the end of 2022 comes near, it’s time to start preparing for the year ahead. Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company from falling behind but also helps prepare you for the future. With the […]