The Top 20 Interesting Construction Magazines You Should Be Reading

The Top 20 Interesting Construction Magazines You Need to Read

December 30, 2021 - Emily Newton

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There are so many interesting construction magazines out there. Keeping up with the changes in the field can be a challenge for even the savviest construction professionals, which is where magazines and other similar publications come in handy. These resources can help you stay on top of the latest trends and greatest advancements in the industry. These construction and infrastructure magazines put it all at your fingertips, without having to do all that research yourself. 

Living in the internet age means no more cluttering up work trailers with piles of magazines that only read once. Digital magazines provide all the same information at your fingertips. The search functionality makes it easier to find the articles that you really need faster. If you’re not already subscribed to a number of interesting construction magazines, here are some that you really should be reading. 

1. Construction Executive Magazine

Let’s start at the top. For the construction manager or business owner, there is Construction Executive Magazine. This magazine offers free subscriptions and covers a wide range of topics. Explore everything from legislation to business tips, industry best practices, and developments that could impact the construction sector as a whole. They also regularly release special editions that focus on one single topic, from technology and law to accounting, workforce issues, and more. 

2. Builder Magazine

Construction companies looking to make their mark on an already ultra-competitive sector should be subscribed to Builder Magazine. Builder has been around for more than 50 years and offers a free digital subscription. In addition, the print subscription is available for free to those who qualify. This magazine is packed full of design and building trends. Builder also hosts the Builder 100 Summit every year. Additionally, they compile a list of the best construction companies in America, called the Builder 100 List. Getting on that list is a great tool for small businesses trying to make a name for themselves. 

3. Remodeling Magazine

For contractors that specialize in home building and renovations, there is Remodeling Magazine. They pack a lot into a digital magazine. Explore articles that focus on marketing and leadership to how-to guides that detail the latest industry innovations. Their Cost vs. Value report, released annually, is one of the most valuable tools a contractor can have if they’re trying to find a way to improve profit margins and grow their business in the coming year.

4. ConstrucTech

The construction industry may be one of the slowest to adopt new technologies and techniques. They prefer to cling hidebound to their old ways, but times are changing and technology is reshaping construction as a whole. ConstrucTech Magazine is firmly in that intersection of construction and technology. They offer quarterly issues that help business owners keep track of new tech trends in the industry. This is also an essential magazine for anyone following trade shows or looking for new heavy equipment to add to their fleet. 

5. Pro Remodeler

Another magazine that falls under the same parent company as Building Design + Construction, Pro Remodeler is focused almost exclusively on home improvement and renovation projects. This magazine also has an accompanying blog, complete with an opinion section that makes it easier to get a feel for the industry straight from the mouths of those that call it home. They even have a podcast that you can listen to on the way to work in the morning if you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read a magazine.

6. Concrete Construction

Now we’ll head off in a different direction, toward the concrete contractors and masons that build the literal foundations of most of these projects. Concrete Construction Magazine is free for both the printed and digital versions and offers all sorts of information about concrete for both new and experienced construction professionals. This magazine provides mostly educational information in the form of tips and tutorials, as well as project stories from people on the front lines of the industry.

7. Construction Dive

Many of the interesting construction magazines on this list fall under the umbrellas created by larger parent brands, and Construction Dive Magazine is no different. A part of the Industry Dive family, this magazine revolves around major news events in the construction industry or those that can impact the industry in positive or negative ways. This magazine is ideal for anyone interested in any facet of the construction industry. They also send out a daily newsletter that can keep you updated on breaking news that might change the way you work. 

8. Constructor Magazine

Members of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) have their own magazine — Constructor Magazine. This bi-monthly publication focuses on delivering in-depth coverage of the construction industry and any related topics. They also create some of the best infographics in the industry that detail how the construction sector is actually performing. In other words, their data is helping business owners make the best decisions moving forward. In addition to the magazine itself, AGC members have access to a variety of supporting material and analysis tools.

9. Equipment World

Whether you’re a construction professional or a little kid who grew up with a collection of Tonka trucks and a penchant for building sandcastles, who doesn’t love a magazine dedicated to all the heavy equipment that makes the construction industry thrive? Equipment World magazine is the best choice for professionals looking for insights about new and exciting construction equipment hitting the marketplace. It also features articles on new technologies, trade shows, and upcoming events that could impact the construction sector as a whole. 

10. Contractor Magazine

Contractors can use all the helps they can get. This is especially important when it comes to finding a niche where they can thrive. Contractor Magazine is a central hub for all things related to working as a general contractor. This is primarily a digital magazine, but that makes everything easier to access. Browse the magazine’s top stories as soon as you pull up their website. For more information, browse past pieces to help you see how things are changing and help you stay on top of industry trends. 

11. Building Design and Construction (BDC)

The Building Design and Construction (BDC) magazine is free for US residents. This infrastructure magazine offers a great variety of articles on construction and construction-adjacent topics. Find articles on everything from workplace safety and construction technology to active public projects. From the impact of changes in the government sector, and everything in between. The publication also offers a variety of technical papers as well as a number of different mediums online to explore. 

12. On-Site (Canada)

Not all of the construction magazines on this list are limited to US audiences. On-Site is a Canadian construction magazine that has been serving construction crews in the country since 1957. With both digital and print versions, this magazine is perfect for anyone interested in any number of construction-related topics. 

13. Construction News Magazine (UK)

Construction companies in the UK who are looking for information on market intelligence or future trends, look no further than Construction News Magazine. In addition to a subscription-based magazine, the accompanying blog posts more than 30 articles a week, making it the perfect tool for staying on top of UK construction trends.

14. Construction Magazine (Ireland)

The AGC has Constructor Magazine, and Ireland has Construction Magazine, the official publication of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This is a valuable tool for contractors in Ireland, offering information about economic trends and news, but it can also be a great tool for contractors and construction professionals around the world. The industry might not be global, with each country maintaining its own standards, but it can be a great source of information for ideas that might be best adopted in your own home country.

15. Bylt

If you’re on the hunt for real-time construction news, look no further than Bylt. One of the most interesting construction magazines out there, Bylt focuses solely on the data and analytics generated by the construction industry and as of the time of this writing, is the only one with such a singular focus. Their companion website posts multiple times a day, so there’s always something new to absorb.

16. Highways Today

The highways and byways of the world will always need support, and that’s where Highways Today comes in. This magazine is a hub for information about international infrastructure construction, including bridges, highways, airports, rails and tunnels. Anyone looking to take on these contracts could benefit from reading this infrastructure magazine.

17. The Masterbuilder Magazine (India)

India has some of the highest population density in the world and is also home to one of the best civil engineering and construction industries on the planet. The Masterbuilder Magazine focuses on construction news that could impact the industry within the country, as well as the surrounding areas. For contractors outside of India, it could provide a unique perspective.

18. Building Magazine (UK)

We’re back in the UK for this magazine suggestion. Building Magazine is the best-read construction magazine in the United Kingdom, mixing reporting and journalism with commentary from industry professionals and data collected from within the sector to create the perfect resource for construction companies both within the UK and without.

19. Construction UK Magazine (UK)

This is a bit of a twist on the typical subscription, at least for construction companies in the UK. Construction UK magazine is a trade publication that works to connect contractors in the UK with its massive audience that, as of the time of this writing, contains more than 76,000 readers. It’s an invaluable tool for contractors looking to grow their business and network with other professionals within the United Kingdom.

20. Construction Tech Review

This last entry, the Construction Tech Review, is less a magazine and more of an online knowledge portal that helps connect construction professionals with their audience through the use of insider data. It’s the perfect peer-to-peer learning strategy, giving industry experts the tools to share their knowledge, thus strengthening the industry as a whole.

Top Interesting Construction Magazines: Where Will You Start?

This isn’t an exhaustive list of interesting construction magazines by any means, but if you’re looking for new publications to read to expand your knowledge of the industry both at home abroad, this should at least point you in the right direction.

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Author

Emily Newton

Emily Newton is a technology and industrial journalist and the Editor in Chief of Revolutionized. She enjoys reading and writing about how technology is changing the world around us.

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