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Learn About Construction in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Construction Blogs

Feb 09, 2011

Whether you're a layperson looking for a little advice for that DIY home repair project or a construction professional interested in the latest industry news, the construction blogosphere has something for you. Learn about construction marketing, LEED and green building, landscape design, architecture, home repair and a whole lot more with these 10 critical construction blogs.

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1. Construction Informer

If you're a construction student or professional, don't miss the Construction Informer. This blog offers construction announcements, interviews with people in the business and analysis of current trends and events in the industry.

2. Science Daily's Construction News

Science Daily posts news and analysis on the latest research in many different fields, including construction. The construction news blog offers useful tips for consumers and professionals on issues from earthquake readiness to environmentally safe plastics.

3. One Project Closer

Home improvement can seem like a never-ending series of projects. Take pleasure in the process with One Project Closer, a site devoted to tackling DIY home construction one piece at a time. The blog covers topics from LED lighting to no-cost bathroom remodeling. Also view a compendium of useful articles and how-tos at the main site.

4. Home Construction & Improvement

This site offers home improvement advice from the experts. Blogger Todd Fratzel is a full-time engineer for a large construction firm, and he passes on gems of building wisdom in terms that laypeople can understand - and use.

5. Construction Marketing Ideas

Thinking about starting a construction or contracting business? Get friendly - and entertaining - advice from this construction marketing professional.

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6. 100K House

Are you interested in the world of LEED construction? Check out 100K House. Originally started as a way to track a construction team's attempt to build a LEED Platinum house for only $100,000, it has expanded into a thoughtful and entertaining blog on all things related to LEED and sustainable construction.

7. Jetson Green

Want to dig even deeper into the world of green construction? Check out the ultra-popular Jetson Green, a blog that focuses on innovations in environmentally-friendly and sustainable design, architecture and construction.

8. Inhabitat

If you love the design side of building, then don't miss Inhabitat. Featuring the tagline 'design will save the world,' this blog explores technology, materials and building practices that are moving construction toward more sustainable practices.

9. BLDGBLOG

Perhaps no discipline is more closely intertwined with construction than architecture. The BLDGBLOG, written by a Los Angeles-based architect, offers a wide range of news, events and analysis in architecture, building and 'urban speculation.'

10. Landezine

If landscape design is your specialty in the construction industry, then hop on over to Landezine. This blog features gorgeous photos and light commentary on the world of landscaping, from green roofs to cemeteries and beyond.

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