2022 Construction Outlook: Four Factors to Consider

    In his webinar forecast for the U.S. construction market in the coming year, Dodge chief economist Richard Branch notes four primary trends. First, the current material shortages and high prices, driven in large part by supply chain blockages, will remain issues. Second, labor shortages will continue to bedevil contractors. Third, productivity gains will drive profitability. And fourth, changing demographics, market shifts, and other externalities will necessitate flexibility.

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      The Benefits of BIM For Design Firms

      By Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research Since 2008 Dodge has been formally studying the adoption and uses of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and model-based technologies that leverage BIM data around the world. These research studies have been published as free reports with the goal of quantifying this rapidly advancing trend and helping everyone better understand how they are participating in the digital transformation that BIM is driving.   Our latest report, Accelerating Digital Transformation Through BIM, is based on… Read More »The Benefits of BIM For Design Firms

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        Emerging Green Building Trends in the U.S.

        By Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director With the impacts of climate change becoming more apparent in our everyday lives and having an increased impact on the built environment, the drive for green and resilient building has never been stronger in the U.S. While energy conservation continues to be a top approach to building green and use of renewable energy sources are a well-known strategy, in the past decade several new approaches to building green offer potential to improve the… Read More »Emerging Green Building Trends in the U.S.

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          Did the Grinch Steal the Construction Recovery?

          By Richard Branch, Chief Economist As the calendar turns over to a new year, the recovery in construction starts is gaining traction. Through the first 11 months of 2021, total construction starts are up 13% on a year-to-date basis over 2020. Nonresidential building starts are up 11% thanks to gains in warehouse, recreation, and manufacturing starts. Residential building starts have risen an incredible 20% on a year-to-date basis as multifamily construction picks up speed, while single family pauses. Nonbuilding starts,… Read More »Did the Grinch Steal the Construction Recovery?

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            How to Engage with Design Professionals in a Post-Covid World

            The physical limitations emplaced over the past 18 months have ignited a permanent shift towards digitally-based processes for product selection, project documentation, continuing education and ongoing awareness of industry trends and innovations. This session will feature research on these critical changes and practical guidance from a panel of experts about how manufacturers can successfully adapt.

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              Construction Has an Information Supply Chain Problem

              You’ve probably heard the expression, “What got you here won’t get you there.” In his introduction to the Outlook 2022 event, Dodge CEO Dan McCarthy shares what’s new within the organization and how the changes underway will benefit customers and members. Now is the time to think about the future of the construction industry. His focus? In a word, technology. Just as supply chain disruptions are plaguing global trade, McCarthy observes, information supply chain disruptions are holding back efficiency and… Read More »Construction Has an Information Supply Chain Problem

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                Four Eye-Popping Facts About Bad Data’s Impact on Construction

                According to the 1967 film “The Graduate,” the future could be summed up on just one word: “plastics.” Today that word would probably be “data.” So why has the construction industry been so slow to adopt digital technology? SoftwareOne’s Jason Dodds walks us through the downsides and the possibilities in his talk for Outlook 2022. Here are a few data points to get the conversation started. Over the past 50 years, manufacturing productivity has increased 2.5-fold, while labor productivity in… Read More »Four Eye-Popping Facts About Bad Data’s Impact on Construction

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                  Driving Actionable Commercial Construction Insights Through Data

                  Data has the power to unlock new insights into your business; however, obtaining that level of understanding requires data to be mastered. This panel will discuss mastering data from a variety of data sources including customer-specific content, data de-duplication, creating relationships amongst data elements, and examples of the insights this provides to customers.

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                    Accurate 5D BIM: How 5D BIM is Creating Better Outcomes on Construction Projects

                    5D BIM is a five-dimensional way of showing the physical and functional aspects of any project. 5D adds the element of cost to the already existing time management and Common Data Environment (CDE) components of information sharing in construction. When performed correctly, 5D BIM can optimize a project, impact schedule and cost, and ultimately save margins. However, most solutions today are not purpose built for 5D, and instead are a collection of data and solutions that only give a snapshot… Read More »Accurate 5D BIM: How 5D BIM is Creating Better Outcomes on Construction Projects

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                      Elevating Project Control Workflows with 5D BIM

                      In this webinar, learn how to build upon the foundation set by HxGN Smart Build Insight and elevate to a 5D BIM workflow by seamlessly linking the 3D model, schedule, and budget/cost. HxGN Smart Build Project Controls enables additional functionality like cost control, budgeting & forecasting, change management, and 5D visualizations to help rein in and manage project costs, allowing you to focus on the overall project and portfolio performance. Register for this webinar to learn how to take your… Read More »Elevating Project Control Workflows with 5D BIM

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                        Reimagine Sustainable Construction with Steel

                        This session will explore Nucor’s sustainable steelmaking process, which uses recycled scrap to make high-quality steel with low emissions, as well as what Nucor is doing to further our goal of zero-emission steel at scale.

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