12 Construction Blogs You Actually Want to Read

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Top construction blogs
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The construction industry is in a constant state of change, and those who want to be in the know about what is happening in every corner of the industry need to be plugged in to the right resources.

Whether you want to keep up on current trends in 3-D printing (this is a big deal in China right now) or just need to find information on the best construction management software, there are resources out there that don't just sell but also inform.

The best places to find objective and timely information on these and a host of other construction-related topics is through construction blogs, and there are more of them out there than you might think. Here is a list of just a few of the best ones.

Building Design + Construction

This blog offers a broad range of articles covering all areas of construction and building design. Executives and managers, in particular, will appreciate the content here as it offers unique perspectives on business strategies.

Best Practices Construction Law

This is a legal blog that focuses on construction industry best practices. If you are looking for good “lessons learned” content, this is the place to find it. It also features great review articles, project analysis, and stories from sites around the world too strange to make up.

Construction Informer

This is a perpetually active and informative blog run by Duane Craig.

It features a range of content, from interviews to in-depth articles, and the information is always relevant and up-to-date.

Constructionomics

The creation of John Poole, construction manager, and presented in an interesting and honest way, this blog showcases content delivered from a very specific point of view.

The content is very engaging whether or not you agree with all the opinions presented.

Build Blog

This blog is all about architecture. It delves deep into the art of construction and always provides a good, entertaining, and informative read.

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

If your company sticks around long enough, sooner or later you are likely to find yourself in a federal government contract. This blog is a great way to become savvy with the kinds of considerations that come along with government work. The blog features current legal news on topics from accessing correct documents to obtaining sureties and provides information on every aspect of the process.

Raken

Raken develops reporting software for construction and runs a great blog that features a wide variety of articles on construction industry news, trends, regional job opportunities, education, technology, and more.

Construction Marketing Association

This is one of the best blogs out there. It offers webcasts on construction topics along with more traditionally delivered breaking news items from within the industry. This is a great site for everything from surveys to information on expositions and trade shows.

There are also other great resources on the site.

It provides links to finding continuing training and education along with an extensive database of white papers and blog archives. It even sponsors an onsite marketing mentor program.

Inhabitat

For those you have an affection for the design side of construction, Inhabitat is a great resource. Its tagline, design will save the world, speaks volumes about its passion for the subject. The blog explores the materials, technology, and building practices that are driving sustainability in today's construction environments.

BLDGBLOG

There is really no discipline that is more tightly intertwined with the construction industry than architecture. BLDGBLOG is run by an LA-based architect and offers a broad range of news and event content along with in-depth analyses in building and architecture.

Landezine

For those whose specialty is in construction landscape design, Landezine is an invaluable resource. The blog features all kinds of great content, not the least of which being numerous beautiful photos coupled with light commentary. It covers topics that range from residential to commercial and everything in between.