Here on the BuildingConnected blog, our goal is to help our customers (and customers-to-be) become better at what they do, provide tips and tricks to make their lives easier, and inspire them with the kind of projects that made them get into construction in the first place.

We’ve written a ton of new blog posts these past six months, but these ten have been our readers’ favorites so far. As always, thanks for following along, and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for the rest of 2019!

In the construction industry, megaprojects are classified as large-scale development projects that cost $1 billion or more. While all of these projects are currently in different stages of completion, each of them is shaping its city in a significant way.

With an estimated total cost of $20 billion, this megaproject has become the largest private real estate development in American history and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. Here, we break down the massive megaproject by the numbers.

Concrete — a material that can be traced back over 2,000 years — still remains the most popular choice for builders today. But if you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to concrete products, think again. From self-healing to Martian, we’ve gathered five innovative concrete technologies with the potential to completely transform the construction industry.

Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest tools, tech, and best practices shaping our industry, and thankfully, this year’s calendar is jam-packed with excellent options for construction professionals. Here are our top picks for industry events, conferences, and trade shows to consider in 2019.

Every detail matters when bidding for a contract — and in today’s hypercompetitive construction industry, it takes more than just the best price to truly stand out. Using this PDF checklist, you can quickly review your proposal to ensure no important details (certifications, addenda, due dates… you name it) slip through the cracks.

These days, every new stadium, arena, and ballpark is bigger and better than the last — making it unsurprising that pro sports construction has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. In this post, we gathered some of the biggest, most exciting, and most expensive sports projects currently under construction.

If you’re considering a career in preconstruction, the options abound — but what role is right for you? We compiled the most in-demand preconstruction jobs based on current active listings in the United States, along with salary data for four major markets.

With steep competition for quality tradespeople, it’s more crucial than ever for contractors to build lasting bonds with their onsite crew. Thankfully, one of the best ways to foster long-term loyalty is through simple acts of gratitude. If you’re strapped for ideas for how to make your onsite crew feel appreciated, here are eight simple tips on how to start.

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There is one thing each of the 30 MLB stadiums has in common — Shawmut Design and Construction has worked on it. Here are a few of Shawmut’s top baseball projects, from small renovations to large upgrades.

Creative architecture and smart engineering solutions are a match made in builders’ heaven. Case in point? Glass facades perfectly showcase how architecture and engineering can come together to create monumental and inspiring buildings.

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