10 Can’t-Miss Contractor Blogs, Podcasts and Magazines

Contractor Talk Forum

Contractor Talk is clearly the King of contractor forums with more than 130,000 members and 2 million posts….numbers that grow every single day.

Get answers to your questions and advice from other pros on just about every facet of the construction industry.

With over 181,000 threads in the forum, there’s a good chance the answers you seek already lie within Contractor Talk. If not, you’re sure to get plenty of advice from your peers - no matter what your niche, experience level, or business size.

Be the Pro Forum

Be the Pro incentivizes construction professionals to engage in this industry forum, allowing members to earn points for starting threads, replying to existing threads, commenting on articles, or contributing full-length articles.

Your points can be used for free gear provided from sponsors.

Be the Pro isn’t just a place where you can learn, grow, and mentor other construction pros, it’s also a place where you can earn a new pair of Keen work boots, Bosch Power Tools, or hundreds of other free tools, gear, accessories, and construction products just for showing up.

Contractor Hub Blog and Directory

Contractor Hub offers construction pros a number of online tools to help build your business, from an informative blog to a free contractor directory, and free digital downloads.

The Contractor Hub blog topics range from technology to business tips, with a heavy emphasis on digital marketing and insuring your construction business.

The Contractor Hub directory is the perfect place to list your business for free, and their free online tools can be used to help you market your contractor business online.

AEC-Business Blog and Podcast

AEC guru Aarni Heiskanen is the mastermind behind the AEC-Business Blog. Heiskanen has an impressive history of architecture, business development, management consulting, software development, and online entrepreneurship, and his experiences all come together in the AEC-Business blog.

Heiskanen combines traditional architecture, engineering, and construction knowledge with innovative new ways to do business for the benefit of forward-looking game changers in the construction industry.

Heiskanen’s unique knowledge is available as a blog, newsletter, and podcast, so you never have to miss a single word of his expert advice.

ConTechCrew Podcast

The ConTechCrew offers construction technology news and stories in this popular podcast.

Follow along with an all-star team of construction technology consultants as they discuss news and current trends within the construction and technology industries with a special guest each week.

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

If you’re focused on the business side of construction, then The Construction Leading Edge podcast is for you. The man behind the podcast, Todd Dewalt, coaches owners, managers, and entrepreneurs through the ups and downs of running a construction company and navigating the industry.

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Dewalt has the chops - and plenty of podcasts - to help newcomers get their businesses up and running.

Construction Dive Magazine

Construction Dive provides busy professionals with a birds-eye-view of the construction industry in 60 seconds. Construction Dive excels in providing original analysis of current industry news. Stay up to date on all the news there is to know with this publication.

Engineering News-Record Magazine

Engineering News-Record (ENR) focuses on engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on construction news and professionals both here in the US and all over the world, covering diverse topics such as business management, design, construction methods, technology, safety, law, legislation, environment, and labor.

Construction Today Magazine

Construction Today is the magazine for people building North America. Each issue of Construction Today features industry best practices and expert insights into topics such as such as engineering and technology, project funding, labor issues, liability, regulations, and the environment.

Topics include the profound affect construction spending has on the U.S. economy, managing volatile material costs, LEED design, and construction, emerging technologies such as BIM and workforce retention.

Equipment World Magazine

Equipment World serves up the latest news in construction, heavy equipment, pickups and everything else that helps you get the hard work done.

Let’s face it, sometimes we’re just here for the gear.

Equipment World delivers the information, reviews, recommendations, and latest news on the gear that gets us going, the equipment that gets the job done, and the workhorse vehicles we’re drooling over.