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The 10 Best Business Construction Blogs

All business owners should stay up-to-date with the latest tips and trends, and construction business owners are no different. As the industry evolves, you must know how to engage prospective clients through social media and email marketing, understand the latest design trends, and incorporate new technology into your business. Fortunately, there are many construction business blogs written by industry experts to help guide you through owning a construction business.

In this post, we’ll review the best business construction blogs to bring you the top ten resources that will help you gain business expertise.

Read These Business Construction Blogs:

1. Construction Business Owner

Construction Business Owner launched in 2004 and markets itself as “the construction blog for business owners.” If you’re only going to read one construction business blog, this is the one to read. It provides business management knowledge from experts in the industry and has a lot of webinars you can watch to learn more about a topic in-depth.

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2. Buildertrend

Buildertrend has a section devoted to business best practices. The articles are geared towards innovative industry trends and business tips you won’t see on other blogs like taking your Instagram to the next level and getting more people to open your emails through writing effective subject lines. They also have a YouTube channel for those that would rather watch videos than read a blog.

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3. AEC Business

Aarni Heiskanen is the founder of this blog and he’s been a consultant, software developer, and architect for more than 30 years. He goes beyond writing about normal business practices by covering innovative topics like the Internet of Things, mobile technology, and robotic cleanup on construction sites, making this a great blog for those that value forward-thinking trends and technology. He also has a podcast and releases new episodes about once a month.

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4. Construction Marketing Association

The Construction Marketing Association is a professional group with a growing membership base. Every business owner who also handles marketing should read this blog. It has engaging marketing tips for the construction industry specifically and teaches readers how to get more leads, calculate ROI, and use social media effectively.

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5. Planting Acorns

Stewart Perry is a construction firm in Alabama and has a blog that educates other construction business owners. He offers a great perspective because he’s a business owner himself and all his posts are short reads. He covers a variety of topics like management, construction trends, and leadership.

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6. Building Design + Construction

Building Design + Construction is a print magazine that has a variety of resources like case studies, webinars, white papers, videos, and more. If you’re looking for information on a specific topic, you’ll most likely be able to find it on this site. You can view digital editions of the magazine for free on the website, making it one of the only free magazine resources in the industry, which covers everything from emerging technologies to business best practices.

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7. Best Practices Construction Law

Even if you have a lawyer you can call for advice, all business owners should understand basic legal principles. Best Practices in Construction Law helps you stay up-to-date with legal trends and Matt Devries, a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP, does a great job of making these principles easy to understand.

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8. Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record offers engineering and construction news, analysis, and data for professionals in construction and engineering. Their blog focuses on marketing and business development insight, and is written by C-level, executive experts, and longstanding writers in the construction industry. If you’re looking to gain new business, this could be a great blog to read.

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9. Construction Dive

Construction Dive has different sections for retail, commercial, legal, design, and tech, so you can easily find topics that are relevant to your business. New content is posted every weekday, so you’ll always have access to the latest insights. You can sign-up to receive updates daily or weekly.

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10. The ConTech Crew

If you don’t have time to read traditional blogs, the ConTech Crew podcast could be an easy way to learn about industry tips while you’re driving to work. Each episode features a different industry expert to talk about technology experience, research, and innovation. Podcasts are released once a week, so it’s perfect for those that have limited time.

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Conclusion

Reading business blogs specific to the construction industry is beneficial so you can stay up-to-date on the latest trends. If you find a business blog you like, subscribe to it so you can get new material in your email inbox. It also may be helpful to specifically set aside 15 minutes every day to reading business blogs.

Do you have any other business construction blogs that you read regularly? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

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