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.
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:
Expanding Use of Technology
Accountability for Safety
Big Data & Analytics
Read complete posts: Construction Dive, Modspace Blog