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U.S. Construction Spending Up 0.1% in August

October 1, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,318.5 billion in August 2018. This is 0.1% higher than July’s estimate which has been revised up from $1,315.4 billion to $1,317.4 billion. June’s estimate was revised back up from […]


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New market forces disrupting global real estate development industry

September 25, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Market forces including trade policy, labor shortages, and complex approval processes are among the top concerns of real estate development executives according to a report by Altus Group. The Altus Group Real Estate Development Trends Report is based on a […]


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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator hits a new high in second quarter of 2018

September 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to a record 9.9 months during the second quarter of 2018. Backlog is up 12.2% from the first quarter and 14% compared to the same time last year. “Construction […]


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Port Infrastructure Construction on the Rise

August 31, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Strange as it might seem, the threat of administration-imposed tariffs has not slowed investment in America’s ports. The extremely large megaships are coming through the Suez Canal headed to America and U.S. ports will be ready. Most are already engaged […]


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Number of construction workers to double in home stretch of New Jersey mega-mall

August 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Florida contractors and local officials are no doubt watching the progress of the American Dream project in New Jersey since Triple Five is in the process of winning approval for a similar project in Miami. Cost estimates for the 6-million-square […]


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Mis—Direction: Industry Study Sees Flaws in Engineering and Construction Firm Governance

August 24, 2018

Via: ENR

It’s the rare engineering or construction firm that doesn’t tout its leadership ability and resources to tackle ever-more complex challenges and deliver the highest quality and value to customers. But new industry research from management consultant FMI suggests that the […]


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Dodge: July construction starts down 9%

August 23, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Following robust increases in the value of new construction starts in May and June, 14% and 11% respectively, July starts dropped 9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & […]


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Cement faces special challenges in quest for sustainability

August 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some concrete manufacturers are tinkering with their mixes to reduce their need for cement, which is a main component of concrete. U.S. Concrete, for example, has low-CO2 mixes, one of which uses fly ash to replace up to 50% of […]


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First Half 2018 commercial and multifamily construction starts show mixed performance across top metropolitan areas

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

During the first half of 2018, five of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume showed increased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Of the top […]


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7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry

August 8, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay ahead […]