CN Construction News provides recent news updates on the construction industry as well as information about various projects and markets. In addition, the site provides industry analysis, data, and best practice information. A free registration is required to view articles, but a paid subscription is necessary to gain full access to the site and its content.
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is a forum for professionals, researchers, and business associates in the construction industry. The CIC website contains information about the council's services, upcoming events, projects, networks, and committees. It also includes an informational blog, tenders, and vacancies with links to projects associated with CIC and its members, as well as professional guides and reports. Most of the blueprint guides and reports are available for free, but some require payments.
Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is a site that helps connect construction industry professionals with others in their industry. CURT hosts numerous events each year for the construction industry and has a lot of resources on this website with regard to safety in the workplace and current trends in construction. Registration is required to access the resources and some resources are still only available on a paid basis.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) provides news headlines as well as articles on many facets of the construction industry including design, operations and maintenance, safety, and power quality. Access to previous issues and newsletters is also available.
Electrical Contractor is a magazine specializing in all facets of the electrical construction field. The site offers information about safety, lighting, residential, systems, and green building. In addition, the site contains recent articles and news in the industry, codes and standards, and market research in the industry.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is an organization geared towards engineers in the construction industry. ECITB works with the goal to help engineers through training and grants. Aside from available apprenticeships, this site also provides documents on skills, development, engineering career routes, and the overall scope of the industry.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) provides an annual study that ranks contractor companies based on the construction revenue generated outside of each company's home country. The Top 250 International Contractors index ranks companies based on their international revenues. The site also offers the following rankings: the Top 500 Design Firms, the Top 200 Environmental Firms, the Top 100 Green Design Firms, and the Top 600 Specialty Contractors. Users are also able to access rankings from previous years.
Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
The construction subsection of Financial Times contains current articles that pertain to the construction industry. The website has a number of opinion articles with a variety of views, as well as traditional news on construction companies and markets. Free registration is required to view a limited number of articles; a paid subscription is needed to view unlimited articles.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provides background information on the engineering and construction industry. The site offers information about challenges and potential solutions for the industry, as well as studies and publications.
The U.S. Census Bureau's website contains statistics in the manufacturing and construction fields. Statistics are available on manufacturing establishments, energy consumption, international trade, construction price indices, and new residential construction and sales.