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ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 4 - Issue: 34 - 09/04/2015

Construction Blog Highlights

Last week, we noted the existence of a number of useful blogs devoted to construction.  Starting this week, we will report highlights from the blogs that may be of interest to our readers.

 

Self-healing concrete

Reporter Monica Albert at Construction Informer Blog tells us about bacteria-laden concrete that can self-heal minor cracks under certain conditions.  Developed in The Netherlands over the past 6 years, researchers are now working on bringing the cost down.  Read complete post.

 

Construction spending up 13.7% in July over last year

Kendall Jones, reporting in Construction Data's blog Construction News, points out that most of this gain is in the private sector.  While public construction has a slight increase over last year, public construction actually decreased from June to July.  Read complete post.

 

ABC reports a rise in nonresidential construction spending

In another construction spending story, Christopher DeSantis reports in the Contract that spending in nonresidential construction grew by 0.5 percent in July to $95.1 billion, the highest total since March 2009, reflecting a 12.7% increase over 2014.  Read complete post.

 

Top trends shaping the future of construction firms 

Modspace Blog, reporting on Emily Peiffer’s 10 trends from the August 26 Construction Dive, adds a few of its own suggestions to Emily’s top picks, including:

Labor Shortage

Expanding Use of Technology

Accountability for Safety

Off-site Construction

Big Data & Analytics

One-stop Shops

 

Read complete posts: Construction Dive, Modspace Blog

 

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