Here at zlien, we are suckers for good content. While we’ve been known to
waste spend some of our time on frivolous content like a funny video, or an amusing gif, we really appreciate good content about the construction industry that’s interesting, helpful, and teaches us a thing or two that we didn’t know beforehand.
With that being said, here is our all-new list of 9 essential construction industry blogs for 2018 (and beyond!) that should be interesting to just about anyone in the construction industry.
9 Essential Blogs for the Construction Industry
Before we get started, a mild disclaimer of sorts: not all of the following are blogs, technically speaking. Some are better-defined as industry news sites or digital magazines. However, all 9 have great content specially created for the construction industry. We wholeheartedly endorse them all.
With that being said, let’s proceed to the list!
Construction Dive is big, thorough, informative, and is always an interesting read. We’ve linked to their articles more times that I can count here at zlien. And frankly, I can think of no better endorsement than that.
8) Tie: Fieldwire Blog / Construction Productivity Blog by PlanGrid
We’re big fans of both of these companies. We knew we wanted to include both of them in this list, and we just hated the idea of picking one over the other….so, here we are with a tie for number 8! Forget all of those silly sayings about how unappealing a tie is in a competition. Both of these companies our winners in our book – and both have great blogs that are absolutely worth checking out.
We have a bit of a blog crush on these guys. GenieBelt is a European construction tech company based in in Denmark. Not only do we like their style, it’s also great to get a perspective from outside the U.S.
6) The Jobsite by Procore
Procore is undoubtedly one of the big dogs in the construction technology space, having reached unicorn status around a year ago. But credit where credit is due – their impressive blog looks like a million…I mean, make that a billion bucks.
5) The eSub Blog
We get along great with the eSub guys, both personally and professionally. Their blog is an industry must-read, especially for subcontractors. eSub even contributes content to the zlien blog on occasion.
The construction business owner site is jam-packed with useful information, including helpful articles around a variety of topics, webinars, and other resources (including trade show and event coverage). We’ve been fans of theirs for years – check them out for yourself.
This is another massive site with a ton of information, including deeper dives into equipment and a number of other subjects. zlien often contributes to another of their special sections, Profit Matters.
Construction Executive holds a very special place in our hearts here at zlien – we have a very close working relationship with them. Perhaps not surprisingly, this is also the outfit that we contribute content to most often. We have it on very good authority that they have some big, exciting changes coming in 2018. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.
…and the Number 1 construction industry blog is….
…wait for it….
1) zlien‘s Construction Payment Blog!
Now, everybody knows that you gotta dance with who brung ya!
As zlien CEO Scott Wolfe Jr (himself an extremely prolific blogger) likes to say, “great content is a part of zlien‘s DNA.” And folks, let me tell you that truer words have never been spoken.
Educating the industry has been a part of zlien‘s mission since its founding, and our commitment to that goal has never wavered. From our blog, to our encyclopedic construction payment resources, downloads, construction legal center, free tools, and more, we work hard every single day to provide information that helps people in the construction industry do their jobs.