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It’s no secret the construction industry is a constantly evolving and moving. The short of it?—it’s tough to keep up. 

Well here at RSMeans, we spend some time each week trying to stay current on what’s buzzing in construction, keeping our finger on the pulse. Here are a few articles from across the web we found particularly interesting and worth talking about. 

A Rare Look Inside The ‘Gigafactory’ Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy – from WBUR
Outside Reno, in Nevada's high desert, Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The Gigafactory, as it's called, will churn out batteries for the company's electric cars. But it's also making something new — a battery for the home. Read more...

Researchers Developing World’s First 3-D-printed Excavator – from ConstructionDive
Not only has the collaboration between several universities, associations and groups generated the first 3-D printed excavator to be shown off next year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, but another is scheduled to be printed live on the exhibition floor! Read more… 

March Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 30 States from 2015  – from Associated Builders and Contractors
Construction unemployment rates have dropped in 30 states since last year. Check out Associated Builders and Contractors’ State-By-State Construction Economics report to see where your state falls. Read more…