Our Top 10 Construction Blogs from 2022

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As 2023 approaches and we begin to look back and reflect over last year’s events, now is a great time to review some of the best and most notable blogs from our Digital Builder blog. By taking some time to review these blogs now, it gives us an excellent opportunity to refresh ourselves on what has happened and what may be to come in 2023 and beyond.

To help make sure you’re up to date and ready to tackle the new year head-on, here is a collection of 10 of the top blogs from 2022. In these, you’ll get to know the industry professionals and industry leaders taking the field into the future, learn more about exciting innovations, and build up your knowledge base with content to help improve your experiences in the field. 

Whether you’ve been following Digital Builder for a while or this is your first time here, we know you’re going to find a piece worth reading and sharing. 

1. 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction 2022

The 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction 2022 blog covers the top 40 individuals working to innovate and make waves in construction as nominated by other professionals in the community. In this blog, you’ll learn more about each of these people, some of whom include people like Jason Moss, a mechanical engineer and project manager at AKF Group in New York, and Brian Popis, the senior business transformation engineer at Barton Malow in Rochester, MI. 

Whether you’re looking for people to work with in the future or just want to see who’s making waves, this is the blog to review. And, if you’re ready to vote on next year’s champions, don’t forget to subscribe to Digital Builder for updates for 2023. 

2. The 3 Rs of Sustainability Applied to Construction

Do you know the three Rs of sustainability in construction — and how they may affect your business? In this blog, you’ll learn about the factors that are a direct result of debris, pollution, and wastefulness, like power outages, droughts, and heatwaves. You’ll also learn what the construction industry is doing to reduce waste, improve recycling practices, and reuse materials to be more environmentally friendly in the future. 

This blog lists suggestions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detailing what you can do to design a business focused on adaptability, disassembly, and reuse in the workplace. After reading, you’ll be able to take steps toward better sustainability yourself. 

3. There’s Nothing Funny About Construction Site Miscommunication…Except for These Cartoons

This blog covers some funny mishaps in construction, as told by people in the community. Misunderstandings happen all the time in construction, as do flat out errors. So New Yorker cartoonist, Emily Flake, created a few clever cartoons that you can take a couple of minutes to laugh at, too.

If you have a mishap that you want to have turned into a cartoon, you can also share your story on this page. Just fill it in within the survey box, and give permission to Autodesk to share it. If your story is chosen, it will be turned into a comic for everyone to enjoy.

Browse some of the cartoons that have already been drawn up for ideas, and enjoy a laugh along with others in your field. 

4. 15+ Top Construction Trends for 2022

What trends defined 2022 in construction? And should you expect them to continue in 2023? Do you know what trends made it easier or more difficult to do your work this year? Let’s take a look back by going over the top construction trends of the year as we approach the year’s end. 

You can give feedback about the trends you’re most excited about and read about trends that had a major influence on the industry this year. You’ll also be able to learn about the trends that may continue to impact construction in 2023 and beyond, like the Infrastructure Deal, and growth opportunities expected in the near future. 

5. Construction in the Metaverse – Is the Future Closer Than We Think?: Overheard in the Big Room

If you’re not following Overheard in the Big Room yet, now is a good time to review some past blogs and to get caught up on what people in the industry are discussing. Then, consider joining the Big Room to get involved in the conversation yourself. 

In this blog, Construction in the Metaverse - Is the Future Closer Than We Think? Overheard in the Big Room, you’ll learn about construction in the Metaverse and what people believe Metaverse’s role in the construction industry is going to be in 2023 and beyond. While some believe it’s too soon to know the role of the Metaverse, others are starting to recognize how this technology could change the way people work. Topics include virtual visualization and how long it will take to implement VR. They’re all good themes to get caught up on as we move into next year. 

6. Top Railway Projects in the US

If your team works with construction projects, now is the time to learn more about the major projects taking place in the United States. With the Infrastructure Deal, more work is being done on infrastructure all over the country, making it more likely that you’ll find deals working with companies like Amtrak and Sound Transit. Check out this blog to learn more about upcoming and ongoing projects like Sound Transit 3 in Seattle, Washington, the Texas Central Project, and others. 

7. 3 Reasons Communication Fails in Construction

There are many reasons why communication fails in construction, but that’s why it’s a good idea to read over this blog. Learn from others’ mistakes (and submit lessons you’ve learned, too) through this blog. You’ll discover how to fix issues like bad data, improve transparency, and help make your processes and workflows more efficient. There’s something to learn no matter how seasoned your team is here in this blog.

8. Digital Builder Ep 34: Solving Construction’s Capacity Problem

Digital Builder episode 34 speaks with Andrew Anagnost, the President and CEO at Autodesk, to talk about what his vision is for the AEC sector. He discusses what can be done to overcome the most pressing issues in construction along with what he sees as the future of construction. 

If you missed out on his discussions at Autodesk University 2022, this blog is the perfect place to get caught up. You can also listen to this episode as a podcast on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Google Podcasts

9. BIM Demystified: How to Make BIM an Every-team Tool

In the Blog, BIM Demystified: How to Make BIM an Every-team Tool, you’ll learn more about BIM, building information modeling technology, and how it’s being used in construction. You’ll also discover more about how BIM has a reputation that may hinder its adoption, which could be holding you or others in the field back. In fact, fewer than half of all construction firms use BIM in the field, which is something that should be addressed. How? Learn more in this helpful blog.

10. The Rise of the Modern Estimator

In The Rise of the Modern Estimator, you’ll learn about surveyors and why they’re the unsung heroes of any project team. This blog goes over this history of surveying, how it has changed over time, and what it’s like to be an estimator in 2022. You’ll also learn more about what could change for estimators in the near future, especially with the increased use of technology.

For more, there is also a link to a Master Class on modern estimating.

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We hope that these blogs are helpful to you and that you’re all caught up with the top industry news by the time you’re done reviewing them. If you’re ready to read more, don’t forget to subscribe to Digital Builder to stay on top of all the latest releases. 

Grace Ellis

As Manager of Content Marketing Strategy at Autodesk and Editor in Chief of the Digital Builder Blog, Grace has nearly 15 years of experience creating world-class content for technology firms. She has been working within the construction technology space for the last 6+ years and is passionate about empowering industry professionals with cutting-edge tools and leading strategies that improve the quality of their jobs and lives.