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Category: Procurement


Construction Processes, Procurement

Developers, contractors go to great lengths to secure materials, appliances

June 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Before Miami-based Eden Multifamily had even begun site work on EDEN Crystal Lake in Port Orange, Florida in March 2021 (pictured above), it already had a container filled with fiberglass bathtubs ready and waiting to be installed in the apartments […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction Material Costs—Spikes Everywhere

May 3, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

The breakouts in U.S. construction material input costs showed few signs of abating in March. Table 1 presents year-over-year, and latest-three-month percentage-change results for 15 Producer Price Index series that bear on the materials cost side of construction projects. March […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Biden administration mandates US iron, steel for infrastructure projects

April 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Imports of iron and steel to the U.S. reached about $38.9 billion last year, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database, its highest level since tracking began in the early 1990s. About 21% of the structural steel used in the […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

US eases tariffs on UK steel and aluminum

March 24, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The agreement with the U.K. comes after the U.S. struck similar deals to ease steel and aluminum tariffs with Japan and the European Union. The U.K. will be able to export 500,000 metric tons of finished steel and 900,000 metric […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

New Tariff on Japanese Steel Makes Key Change to Exclusions

February 8, 2022

Via: ENR

The Biden administration reached a new Section 232 steel tariff-rate quota agreement with Japan, officials announced Feb. 7. The arrangement replaces a flat 25% tariff added by the Trump administration in 2018. It allows up to 1.77 million tons of […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Materials Supply Start-Up RenoRun Secures $142M in Series B Funding

February 4, 2022

Via: ENR

Canada-based construction tech start-up RenoRun announced this week that it has raised $142 million in Series B funding, a significant increase from $17.1 million in Series A funding raised in November 2019. Internet and software investment giant Tiger Global Management […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Report: Materials prices soared 20% in 2021

January 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The producer price index for inputs to new nonresidential construction — the prices charged by goods producers and service providers, such as distributors and transportation firms — increased by 0.5% in December and 19.6% in 2021 as a whole, according […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Biden Finalizes EU Steel Imports Deal With a Direction to Rework Exclusions

December 28, 2021

Via: ENR

The new agreement on U.S. imports of steel from the European Union will take effect on Jan. 1, 2022, after President Joe Biden issued a proclamation making the adjustments reached by negotiators during the G20 summit in October. The deal […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

1,000-Word Chart: Canadian Construction Material Costs

December 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

US Doubles Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Contractors Expect Higher Prices

November 30, 2021

Via: ENR

The Biden administration’s Commerce Dept. on Nov. 24 followed through with expected anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, placing duties of 17.99% on their imports, more than twice the old rate of 8.99% from the Trump administration. […]