Getting connected isn’t just an extroverted thing. In fact, 70% of jobs are found through networking. Networkers can use their peers to identify the newest business trends, discover best practices, and find high-quality leads.
Construction managers, have I gotten your attention yet?
As someone who reports on the incredibly specialized niche of construction management software, I, long ago, started hunting for the best online, social groups for construction managers. While Twitter and Pinterest are good for sharing updates, I was more interested in groups where I could really engage with people.
Turns out, there are a ton of social communities dedicated strictly to construction.
Below, I’ve curated the top 74 LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Facebook construction groups. They are listed alphabetically, include original casing (even if they’re maddeningly grammatically incorrect), have the group’s description, and the number of members.
All the descriptions are from the groups themselves.
Top LinkedIn Construction Groups
The construction LinkedIn groups tend to focus on best practices and networking. While not a great place to find a job, you’ll grow as a tradesman by frequently referencing these groups.
The A/E/C Industry Networking Group seeks to connect professionals in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry and trades for the exchange of industry tips, advice, referrals, and recommendations.
This group is for Online Social Media Fans in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry.
Group to connect colleagues in the AEC Industry. Architecture, Engineering, Construction. Helping AEC firms build business through social networking.
We host weekly tweetchats every Tuesday at 1pm PST / 4pm EST, at hashtag #AECSM.(www.twitter.com/AEC_SM)
If you are not on Twitter, get weekly updates in this group, from some of the nation’s thought leaders on the AEC industry!
The purpose of the CLC is to act as a conduit for participants to network, exchange ideas about work and the industry, serve local communities and continuing education which includes both professional development and leadership skills.
This is group is intended to unite all architects, MEP engineers, and construction individuals in the United States. Architects, Construction, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Professionals networking together to make a difference. We can exchange best practices, knowledge, tips, projects, bidding, any new certifications, and job referrals to the community of architecture, MEP engineering, and construction.
Bringing together like minded individuals and the associations they belong to. (AGC,ABC,Apartment Associations) etc…
This is the premier group for Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts to exchange information, best practices, job listings, and professional contacts.
This is a group set up for Construction and Civil Engineering professionals of all disciplines to Network and discuss projects, the current climate, and organisations we all work with.
Commercial Construction Professionals is a resource for industry professionals to stay up to date on the latest industry news, trends, and resources. Staying ahead of the competition requires a commitment to learning, and this group is a great venue for commercial construction pros to do just that.
Globally Infrastructure is the buzzword.
Getting access to the desired products & exchange of information is badly required by the construction & builder fraternity.
This group networks engineers, architects, builders, manufacturers & marketers of building & construction materials.
Join the Construction Business Owner group to network with construction industry professionals and receive updates from Construction Business Owner. Construction Business Owner (www.constructionbusinessowner.com) is a monthly trade publication and online resource that provides contractors with information on the many facets of managing a construction business. The website and magazine offer easily applicable advice in the following areas: insurance, accounting, financing, marketing, technology, software, human resources, safety, security, legal issues, equipment management, compliance, and environmental issues and more.
This group is for construction consultants that perform construction inspections, investigations, cost estimating, project scheduling and insurance/legal support among other tasks
This group serves all individuals that function in the construction consultant space.
Construction Equipment Management focuses on the latest processes and technologies in the field of heavy equipment and fleet management. The group is moderated by Dr. Mike Vorster, author of Construction Equipment Economics and president of CEMPCentral Inc. an innovator in advanced methods for equipment management. This group serves as a resource and best practices forum for managers in construction, aggregate production, mining and any business that makes substantial investments in heavy construction equipment. This community focuses primarily on the management of equipment rather than the maintenance or “oil and grease” or productivity aspects of equipment. Construction Equipment Management serves as a place to exchange ideas, not sell equipment. Spam will not be tolerated.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is “The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Professionals” and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the construction financial professional.
Established in 1981, CFMA’s General Members represent all types of contractors – including generals and subs – as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include the accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal, and banking specialists who serve the construction industry.
CFMA chapters in major cities from Maine to Hawaii offer local workshops, seminars, and programs that complement the extensive member services provided by CFMA Headquarters in Princeton, NJ. CFMA currently has more than 7,000 members in 88 chapters throughout the U.S.
A group for and about professionals in the construction industry.
Welcome to CMAA national’s networking and discussion LinkedIn group. The purpose of this group is to provide a space for members to share content and interact with other CM industry professional from around the world.
The Linkedin Construction Marketing Association Group is the discussion forum for managers/executives of construction brands or targets, along with media (editors, reps), agencies and related. CMA will share content and resources in this forum, and group members/participants are encouraged to ask for advice and share ideas regarding Construction Marketing best practices, marketing tips and news. And of course, Networking!
The Construction Marketing Ideas group is designed to encourage and enhance the understanding of relevant construction marketing issues, both in the ICI and residential sectors. If you are a contractor, sub trade, architect, engineer or industry supplier, you are welcome to participate, start or contribute to discussions, or relate relevant news to the group.
A network of Marketing Professionals in the construction, installation and real estate market all around the world with the aim to share knowledge.
This group has been created to enable construction professionals from all over the world to network in one location.
Construction News is the leading print and online title for the UK construction market – we want our LinkedIn group to be a way for our readers, online users and others within the industry to keep in touch with each other, discuss the hot topics, get the latest news first, network, win business and improve the way they work.
COAA (www.coaa.org) is a national organization of public and private owners who manage facilities development and capital improvement projects. We are known for being an intensely‐focused, nuts–and‐bolts group that helps stir debate and thought on relevant topics in the facilities management and construction industry.
THERE IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AMONG OUR MEMBERS, AND THEY ARE WILLING TO SHARE WITH YOU.
This group was created as a networking and knowledge sharing platform for all non-residential construction professionals. This includes engineers, administrative professionals, craft professionals, vendors, and others who work within the construction industry.
The Construction Superintendent Connection is the LinkedIn group for the Construction Superintendent eNewsletter and website (http://consupt.com). Network and join discussions with other superintendents.
Formed in the fall of 2000 by construction and engineering executives representing major corporations from across the United States, CURT’s primary goal is to enact broad, effective owner representation and increased owner leadership on construction industry issues. Continuing the 30-year effort of the Construction Committee of the Business Roundtable, CURT provides a national forum for the exchange of information, views, practices and policies of construction users from an array of industries.
An autonomous, not-for-profit organization, CURT strives to produce meaningful changes within the construction industry-promoting overall cost effectiveness; improving the way construction is planned, managed, justified and executed. Additionally, CURT works toward changing and improving what owners allow, require and accept responsibility for on their domestic and global construction projects.
CONSTRUCTION WHO’S WHO, which is a QP4 Media managed social media group, is one of the ‘Top 3’ groups for construction professionals on LinkedIn.
Facebook page for the newly founded Construction Media Alliance, a network of journalists and marketers in construction and related industries. You do not have to be a member of CWA to be in this group!
Networking opportunities for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction AEC industry. Members include Architects, Engineers, Designers, General Contractors, Interior Designers and individuals that focus on LEED, Green and Sustainable Consulting, Civil Engineering, and Cost Estimating.
This group is for members of the design-build industry, or owners and A/E/C professionals interested in design-build project delivery, to post relevant industry news and discuss best practices in design-build. The group is limited to those who may be directly involved in a design-build project, so at this time journalists, marketing professionals, and graphic designers are not accepted. On a related note, the group manager reserves the right to delete any post s/he feels is spam, not relevant to design-build, or a marketing ploy.
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to size markets, prioritize prospects, target and build relationships, strengthen market positions, and optimize sales strategies.
The largest LinkedIn group for Government Contractors
Hardhat BizHub is for Construction Business Owners and managers to discuss strategies how to get their companies to work, grow and make more profit. It is managed by George Hedley, author of “Get Your Construction Business To Grow & Profit!”, construction business builder and owner of Hardhat Presentations, Hardhat BIZCOACH, Hardhat BIZGROUPS, and Hardhat BIZSCHOOL online university.
Hardhat BizHub was created to help construction business owners and provide expert business solutions to contractors. Topics include business building strategies, leadership, managing projects, developing accountable people, improving bottom-line profit, winning more work, estimating, sales, marketing, business development, financial management, job cost issues, project management, field productivity, and other ideas to grow and profit.
George Hedley’s BIZ-BUILDER BLUEPRINT System outlines steps to build a profitable construction business include setting goals, installing operational systems, business development strategies, estimating accurate job costs, financial programs, managing people, field and project management, leadership strategies and building wealth.
George is a licensed Professional Business Coach, Certified Professional Speaker, and author of the bestseller ‘Get Your Business To Work!’ He specializes in helping contractors grow their businesses, get organized, improve productivity, and make more money.
Share with us how you are using the iPad in your field of construction. What apps are you using and how are you using them? How has the iPad made you more efficient, more effective?
This Huge Global Interactive forum currently having 157,000 + Construction Professionals Construction industry always remain foundation of economy, Our responsibility remain to bring latest Engineering developments, Infrastructure global developments, Opportunities , StartUps, Financing innovations, Research , Universities, Education, Materials being utilized, major projects , manpower demand and supply, Real Estate sentiments
The LinkedIn networking group for Mining and Construction Equipment professionals.
Discussions, Jobs and Promotions to improve the industry.
We promote all aspects of the construction industry. If you are a CEO, Project Manager, Educator, Craftsman, Student, Estimator, Engineer, Salesman, Architect, or any other construction professional, this is your group.
The objective of this group is to create a network for operational personnel, practicing engineers and students, where we can discuss technology, procedures and innovation in the Marine and Offshore construction industry.
Construction in the offshore environment is a difficult and dangerous activity. To minimize the risks and costs of constructing platforms offshore, various installation methods have been developed:
- One method is to fully construct the offshore facility inshore, and tow the installation to site floating on its own buoyancy. Bottom founded structure are then lowered to the seabed by ballasting, whilst floating structures are held in position with mooring systems.
- A second method is making the construction modular, with modules being constructed onshore followed by transportation using barge(s) or Heavy Transport Vessel(s) and then lifting them into place using a crane vessel. A number of large crane vessels were built in the 1970s which allow installation of modules weighing up to 14,000mt.
- A third method is to fabricate a production topsides onshore, transport it using a barge(s) or Heavy Transport Vessel(s) followed by installation using the “Float-over” method. The largest module installed until now is the PA-B Sakhalin platform with an estimated weight of 32,000mt. However, bigger modules are already being designed with weights ranging up to 50,000mt.
Development of management, technology and equipment like new generation heavy-lift vessels/barges, pipe-lay vessels/barges, support and transport vessels, remote sensing devices, Remote-Operating Vehicles, computerized aids and underwater technology are steadily improving safety, efficiency and economical execution of projects, in more unstable soils and under deteriorating environmental conditions as the industry is moving into harsher environments in search of “cheap” energy.
Welcome! The purpose of this forum is to discuss how to create a high growth, high value professional services firm. Conversations in this forum will focus on marketing, strategy, business development, branding, and research findings.
Rock & Dirt is your global connection to greater sales opportunities, helping you cost-effectively reach a larger audience of targeted, credit-worthy buyers, 24/7/365, through results-proven print and online advertising within the Construction, Mining, Forestry, and Utility industries. Buyers can easily find Machinery, Trucks, Trailers, Cranes, Parts, and Upcoming Events & Auctions through Rock & Dirt Print and online at http://www.rockanddirt.com.
This subgroup is for members of the Construction and related industries who are furthering their careers and business using social media.
SMPS represents a network of 6,300 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the US and Canada. SMPS and its 57 chapters represent 3,250 design and building firms.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) group on LinkedIn serves as a forum for SAME members to connect, network and exchange ideas. The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to provide education and support to the engineering components of the military and uniformed services and other federal, state and local government agencies responsible for the nation’s infrastructure, and to advance the partnership between government and the architecture, engineering and construction industry in the interest of national security.
NOTE: The group is restricted to SAME members only.
“Construction Project Leads (CPL)” Network Group on LinkedIn started in 2011 is a professional leading group for the Engineering, Construction Professionals & Associates. Group Member’s strength during first week of Jan’2016 was 36,300 plus…… have a look on top or bottom of this page to know about actual members on date. This group is also known as Construction ProLeads (CPL).
The Healthcare Design Connection is maintained by Healthcare Design magazine. Healthcare Design is the best informational resources for architects, designers, administrators, facility managers, consultants, and key members of the construction community who are responsible for designing, building, and renovating healthcare buildings. Healthcare Design is the central resource that reaches, informs, and influences these key decision makers.
The design and construction industry is one of the most inefficient on the planet, wasting billions of dollars a year of public and private owners’ money. Architects, engineers, builders, and developers have struggled in this environment for years.
But it is owners who can impact the industry most deliberately and aggressively. It is owners who can drive innovation on their projects and create profound change in the industry. In fact, it is owners who are uniquely positioned to innovate. By planning the design and delivery process, becoming team leaders, collaborating deeply throughout the industry, and applying key elements documented in The Owner’s Dilemma, owners can summon meaningful and lasting change.
Top Facebook Construction Groups
Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook construction groups tend to focus on available jobs and funny construction stories. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in these suggested groups, try searching for construction communities within your specific geographic location.
In this place we can discuss engineering mechanical knowledge.
For buying and selling construction machinery.
A hysterical group with construction memes.
The Forum of Design, Engineering, Construction and Project Management participate in discussions or read the information posted by other members.
You are invited to JOIN.
A forum to discuss above issues concerning projects, construction and management.
Fitter and company’s please post on this site it can help us all make money .we are all in this together so let’s help each other out no time wasters please anyone abrasive or abusing anyone will be removed and blocked
For all construction agencies and companies to post jobs and for people to find work in the UK.
Dedicated to Civil Engineering, Construction and Allied Industries. Please feel free to advertise any vacancies you may have, or if you are looking for work please feel free to post your details for others to to contact you.
This group has been created for agencies to post jobs and for workers for advertise themselves.
Nationaltradesmens group is a platform for employers and job seekers to find work or workers in the construction industry.
We also offer forums and blogs for all those in the construction Industry along with free jobs listings and job searches through the website and apps which can be downloaded for free.
Add all your brothers. Add jobs. Ask questions and normally get a straight answer.
Welcome to the Trade Community
A place to add work related photos, videos, articles & questions. We want people to feel comfortable using the group so please try to be supportive. Diyers not welcome.
It’s a good place to make contact with other trades.
Tradesmen community is part of the successful pages Elite Tradesmen & Tradesmen banter with a combined 375k followers & climbing. GET INVOLVED………Don’t miss out on becoming part of one of the largest online trade communities.
Please ensure adhere to the following group rules:
- Group members are to observe common courtesy when commenting and to refrain from using terms which are regarded as derogatory to another member. Members who continue to be abusive and disrespectful to other members will be removed from the group.
- Members are respectfully asked to refrain from advertising. Any advertising posted which have NOT been with the Admin’s previous consent, will be removed. This is including but not limited to advertising a product, service, website, group or another forum.
- Spamming is forbidden. Members who are found to spam the forum will be given a warning following which, if ignored, will be removed from the group.
- Trolling is forbidden. Members who are found to troll any threads will be immediately removed.
- This forum is a professional group, which include both self-employed and employed Tradespeople people/businesses. Whilst we conduct ourselves in a non-formal fashion, members are encouraged to keep their comments constructive whilst considering professional respect for their fellow members.
Failure to adhere to the above terms may compromise your membership to the group.
Disclaimer: The statements expressed by people on this forum are the views of individuals and not that of the forum. As such neither the forum nor its operators accept any responsibility nor liability for peoples’ statements, threads and comments. All comments and threads made on the forum are without prejudice.
A group for Trades People & Builders who are Serious about Growing their Business.
This group has been set up for you to gain – Help – Knowledge – Support & Tips on how to improve & grow your business from fellow Trades People.
Please share what’s working for you in your business to help others by posting:
- Inspirational Stories
- Online Tools You Are Using
- How To Videos
- Helpful Blog Articles
- Motivational Quotes
- Business Tips & Advice
- Success Stories
- Recognition To Some Else
THIS GROUP IS NOT FOR:
- Direct Selling or blatant advertising to the group or its members
- Any form of silly banter
- Taking the piss & negativity
Post the jobs you need doing and find a builder, painter, landscaper, carpenter, electrician, plumber and many more.
The first step towards finding a great tradesman. Post your job here and get quick responses from local, reputable tradespeople, you can review previous customer feedback for peace of mind.
Recommendations are more than welcome.
Top Google Plus Construction Groups
If you’re looking to share information about construction, construction management, and trade skills, Google Plus is the best source of online construction communities for you. Full of how-to’s and spaces to promote your company, Google Plus may be the best social network to advertise your construction business.
Helpful info about construction. Tips, how to’s, solutions to common problems, new product releases, information, everything you need to know about construction.
A community for people who are building or renovating their homes JOIN
Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering, Construction, Surveyor, Quantity, Estimation, Buildings
For those who enjoy building or are in the construction industry
From Buildings to Architecture to Civil Engineering and everything inbetween.
Welcome to the Construction & Civil Engineering Professionals Community on Google+.
Please feel free to post into the appropriate section by selecting from the drop down “share” menu. Please post here if you would like to help moderate in a special field, or in general.
This Community is for Construction & Civil Engineering Professionals to Network, Discuss Trends & Ideas, Access Career Opportunities & Jobs in the Construction & Civil Engineering industry.
Please, no spam to irrelevant sites that have nothing to do with Construction & Civil Engineering Industry, they will be removed and you will be banned and if necessary, reported.
Please can all posts be written in English.
Welcome to the Construction Contractor Community!
Thanks for stopping by.
Please Introduce yourself and your company.
Feel free to look around and join in to discuss construction and remodeling or any related topics or questions.
If you have photos or videos of a recent project or one you’re working on right now post it in the “Project Spotlight-Photos-Videos” section of our community.
**Please post your topics in the appropriate section!**
SPAM will be removed, reported and Banned!
Enjoy our community!
An open Google plus community for Construction Professionals to collaborate. Join free, invite your peers and let’s make this the best construction special interest group globally.
Machinery Buyers & Sellers… share info on used construction machinery.
A place to exchange ideas about the use of Construction IT in the AEC Sector.
We want to encourage discussion and the use of IT products and services in the AEC sector.
- Any advertising to services or products not in the area of Construction IT will be removed
- Posts linking to other sites where it is not obvious what the post is about will be removed.
Where Construction Professionals share ideas, discuss trade knowledge and business, ask questions and become acquainted with others having similar interests.
- Have real legitimate posts of your own creating not just re-shares.
- This is an open community. If you wish to post about your product, service or promote your business please feel free to do so as long as its construction related and you don’t keep repeating yourself.
- No rants or raves.
- Do not self promote all the time, spam harass, troll or be mean to others.
- People who spam will be banned and posts will be immediately deleted.
Community for the discussion of machinery within the construction, forestry, recycling, and mining industry. We also welcome sharing of new and rebuilt machinery.
This is not a used equipment for sale community. You may promote your company but individual posts of used machines will be removed.
We ask that you limit posts and not to spam other members. Please post in the “ask a question” category if you are uncertain.
A community for contractors of all types to share industry news, project photos, and thoughts or ideas.
Learn, discover, explore. For contractors of all trades, designers, decorators, homeowners.: anyone interested in home improvement & design.
A place for all those interested in heavy equipment, road building and construction to get together and discuss the industry.
This public networking community is open to all safety professionals including all safety coordinators, safety directors, safety compliance professionals, and any other professions dedicated to the advancement of safety compliance.
Use this group to post safety updates and to connect with other safety professionals from around the world.
Structural engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads.