The rise of technology and social media has given us the ability to easily stay current on numerous construction industry topics via computers and mobile devices. Thought leaders are writing construction blogs that help us understand current challenges, industry trends, the impact of new regulations and more. At the Construction Labor Market Analyzer, we following numerous sources that we find to be high-value.  To help you also, we’ve identified six construction news sources to pay attention to that will keep you abreast of the industry.

1. NCCER  http://blog.nccer.org
The NCCER is the leader in construction training and education. They develop and publish standardized construction and maintenance curricula, safety programs, industry image materials and management education. Their news blog will keep you up to date on the state of the construction labor market as well as labor challenges going forward.

2. BIC Alliance http://www.bicmagazine.com/
Business and Industry Connection (BIC) Magazine offers a construction blog with in-depth coverage of the petrochemical and gas industries. From the latest news to regulatory information, the latest information on sustainable energy and industry production figures, if you’re involved in industrial construction or the petrochemical industry, this blog is a must read and follow.

3. Construction Citizen http://constructioncitizen.com/
Construction Citizen’s mission is “to advance a socially responsible and sustainable value added construction industry.” If you are seeking to green your company and move towards sustainable practices, Construction Citizen is a great source for information.

4. Fuel Fix http://fuelfix.com/
Fuel Fix provides the latest energy industry news out of Houston, an industrial industry hotspot. With competent analysis of the industry including production, refining and power news along with the latest regulatory information out of Washington. This construction blog will keep you up to date with the rapidly changing oil industry.

5. Construction Dive http://www.constructiondive.com/
A construction blog that covers all things construction. From commercial and residential information and data to providing information on the latest transportation projects, upcoming regulations, and the economy, Construction Dive is a great source that will keep you up to date on all aspects of the construction industry.

6. ENR http://www.enr.com/
Though not strictly construction related, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) is a great source for information on everything construction – from large scale industrial engineering projects, construction economic news, and studies surrounding choosing the site for low level radioactive waste storage and the massive Everglades Restoration project to commodity indices, technology trends, sourcebooks and the popular Top Lists . ENR is a great construction blog and periodical that explores in-depth, the engineering side of the industry.

These six construction resources will keep you up to date and informed about the ever-changing construction industry. From the legal perspective to the latest engineering challenges, the Internet has given us the ability to stay informed, practically in real time. Information is the key to making smart business decisions in today’s changing economy. These six construction resources can help.