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Mapping Mega-Projects in the United States

Construction in the United States is big business. The industry employs over seven million workers and creates almost $1.3 trillion worth of structures every year. Construction truly is the engine that powers the U.S. economy. FMI and CURT are teaming up to research...

The Five Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies

By Jason Krankota, Nvoicepay Construction has been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology. I think this is partly cultural – folks in the industry like to solve problems with their own ingenuity. Many firms are still family-owned, and there’s still a lot of...

Top Construction Trends for 2020

Depending on what news sources you follow, you’re likely to have read several trend predictions for 2020. Here is a Top-10 style list, linked back to the original articles. One: Modularization The promise of faster on-site assembly and higher quality has boosted the...

New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

2020 has already arrived and across North America, people are vowing to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less on frivolous purchases, and more on meaningful interactions. This time of year encourages reflection and goal setting, and with that spirit in mind, here...

Add a CURT Membership to Your Holiday Wish-list

What’s on your wish list this holiday season? New slippers? A smartphone upgrade? Tickets to your favorite team’s next game? Might we suggest you add a membership to the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) to the list? There are more than 8,000 professional...

How Smart Contracts are Reducing Inefficiencies in Construction

By Michael Matthews, Industry Principal, Data Gumbo The construction industry notoriously lags in productivity improvements and technology adoption. Its sluggish pace results in trillions of dollars in lost value – approximately $1.6 trillion a year. One underlying...

Modular Market Predicted to Grow to $215 Billion by 2025

By Prathmesh Limaye, Frost & Sullivan The construction industry is grappling with issues pertaining to productivity and meeting project deadlines that have magnified since the 2008-2009 economic recession. Between 2007 and 2011, around two million construction...

Shopping for Kids This Long Weekend? Consider STEM-Related Options!

Whether you thrive in live-action Hulk Hogan-inspired Black Friday madness or prefer to kick back in your PJs with a cup of coffee and your credit card on Cyber Monday, the deals to be had during the upcoming holiday weekend are hard to ignore. According to a survey...

Why Should Your Company Care About Inclusion

Look around your office. Do you and your co-workers represent diversity? More than 157 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce and that number is projected to grow to 163.8 million by 2024. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that certain...