As we all know, the construction sector is in a constant state of change. New developments, emerging technologies and changes in legislation all mean the industry must continually evolve. Despite some criticism that the industry needs to be quicker to adapt, recent moves by some of the industry's key players to adopt new technologies show that things are certainly changing. Keeping a finger on the pulse of news, insight and trends is absolutely vital, to ensure you remain constantly ahead of the curve.
If, like us, you have lots going on and little time, then you need information quickly; distilled, curated and ready for review. In our Six of the Best series, we compile key resources that may be most useful - summed up concisely in one easy, at-a-glance list for you to bookmark for future reference. This week, we look resources for construction news. There are a huge range of resources out there, so we've had to distill these down into six of our favourite. We hope you enjoy.
Construction News is a one-stop shop, covering industry news, market intelligence and forecast and trend data. With an easily navigable website with sections covering companies, projects, markets, analysis, data and best practice, the website is a great first port of call for those working in - or servicing - the construction industry. Offering additional subscription options, or a simple newsletter sign-up, there's something here for everyone.
Building magazine's website and regular e-newsletter is a great resource for timely, in-a-nutshell news. Always at the forefront for pivotal industry announcements and large project wins, their Latest News section gives all the information you need, concisely and clearly. For longer, topic-specific thought-pieces, check out their Focus section.
Another behemoth provider of construction industry news, Construction Enquirer - with its iconic black and Vermilion brand identity - is regularly updated throughout the day.
The CIOB's Construction Manager magazine delves deep into the topics that matter the most. Worth a mention is also their Opinion section, which explores important industry topics as varied as 'Unsafe working is not tolerated, so why are emissions?' and 'How to harness Proptech'.
Buildingtalk delivers construction news, product and technical specifications and case studies from suppliers across the industry. They are also extremely active on Twitter, so well worth a follow for bitesized updates.
AEC Business blog defines itself as 'a blog for the game changers and innovators in the construction industry'. A clean, minimal website and well-thought-out articles covering a breadth of topics from virtual reality to symbiotic buildings, AEC Business is great for longer, coffee-break reads. There's also a podcast series available too.
This is - of course - by no means an exhaustive list. We have dozens of blogs, social channels and online resources we refer to on a regular basis. If there's any fantastic resources you follow, do let us know, as we'd love to hear about them!