Construction Industry News: Jan 19, 2018

SmarTech Report predicts that the construction industry set to massively adopt 3D printing technologies

In this new report, SmarTech outlines all the major technologies, hardware, materials and applications that will usher the traditional construction industry into a new, digitalized era. 

8 of the world's most expensive modern mega-projects

It may surprise you to learn that it is, in fact, the interstate highway system project beginning in 1955 in the U.S. that takes the cake. It connects over 47,000 miles of highway crisscrossing the continental U.S. This 35-year project cost a whopping $459 billion.

The complete list.

Highway funds are hard to find

Private investment opportunities may figure in the future of U.S. transportation infrastructure for many states, but not others. Uncertainty about federal investment looms largest of all.

8 construction trends to watch out for in 2018

As professionals seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry. Some are evolutions of past years, such as offsite construction and an increasing reliance on technology, and some trends are new, such as a focus on resiliency after the most damaging hurricane season on record and devastating fires in California. 

Report here.