Take Our Construction Slang Quiz

Every trade and profession has its own language. The construction industry is no different with its own jargon, lingo and slang. We’ve put together a Construction Slang Quiz to test your knowledge of terms heard on the jobsite. The language used at the construction site can be colorful at times, but we’ve kept the quiz clean. After […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of May 25, 2015

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of May 18 – 22, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Twister No. 4672 Location: […]

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ABI Sees Another Drop In Design Activity In April

April brought about another drop in design activity according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). April’s ABI score was 48.8, a significant decline from March’s score of 51.7. This is the second decrease in design activity reported by the ABI with January having a score of 49.9. […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of May 11, 2015

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of May 11 – 15, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama High School Renovations Location: […]

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Going Paperless In The Construction Industry

As a construction professional, can you envision the day coming where you no longer use paper in your daily activities? We’re talking no more hard copies of plans and specs, invoices, contracts, timesheets, punch lists, contracts or bids. In such a paper-reliant industry like construction this may seem completely improbable to some. While the notion […]

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Protect Your Construction Company’s Reputation, Don’t Hire Stooges

When interviewing and hiring new employees do you consider how the candidate will impact your construction company’s reputation? Your employees are the face of your company. Your company’s reputation is a direct reflection of the quality of the work they do and their professionalism on the jobsite. They can either help you build and maintain […]

About Our Blog

The mission of Construction Data’s Building Blocks Blog is to keep you informed by bringing you the latest news, insights, trends and legislation affecting the commercial construction industry. Our blog covers a wide range of topics from the most recent construction spending and employment data to the latest construction software, technology and apps to better run your business to construction safety tips to prevent accidents at the jobsite.

Our blog is home to the Construction Data Index (CDI), a premier user-based, forward-looking economic indicator for the commercial construction industry. This forecast tool reflects the future outlook of general contractors, subcontractors and building material suppliers. Our CDI survey polls industry professionals on how their commercial construction business is doing now relative to six months ago and how they see their business doing six months in the future. The CDI report is compiled quarterly to gauge the state of the commercial construction industry.

We also provide localized coverage of the commercial construction industry with our Hot Projects and our Bidding Landscapes series. Our weekly Hot Projects report showcases three of the most searched bidding and sub-bidding opportunities from each state in our coverage area by our clients in our Lead Manager database. Our Bidding Landscapes are compiled monthly and deliver an in-depth look at construction bidding in the various regions in our coverage area with breakdowns between publicly and privately funded projects and which industries are doing the most construction.

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