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Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – August 2021

September 16, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Below are six graphs recording 12-month moving averages of ConstructConnect’s nonresidential construction starts. When the value of the current month is higher than for the same month a year ago, the line will turn up; when lower, it will dip. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

House Panel Clears $40B for Infrastructure in Emerging Budget Package

September 15, 2021

Via: ENR

A key House committee has approved an infrastructure funding boost of more than $40 billion—including money for transit, highways, wastewater treatment and buildings—as part of the sweeping $3.5-trillion budget reconciliation package the chamber is now assembling. After a 15-hour meeting […]


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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator plummets in August; Contractor Confidence down

September 14, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell sharply to 7.7 months in August, according to an ABC member survey conducted Aug. 19 to Sep.1. The reading is down 0.8 months from July 2021 and down […]


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Texas commission recommends 2 contractors for state border wall project

September 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott’s emergency declaration in June of a “humanitarian crisis” at the southern border has expedited the process of funding the project, and the border wall is now closer to becoming a reality. A TFC spokesperson told Construction Dive in July […]


Sustainability

Start Prepping Now for the Next Normal in Construction

September 10, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is the largest global industry that accounts for 13% of global GDP. It encompasses infrastructure, industrial structures, and real estate and today many companies are adjusting their business models to embrace the next normal in construction. It is a […]


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Is construction at high risk for COVID-19? It depends on how you look at it.

September 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Are U.S. construction workers at a high risk for contracting COVID-19 on the job? It depends on who you ask, where you look and the type of data that is (or is not) available. There have been persistent contradictions between […]


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US rail projects take longer, cost more than those in other countries

August 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. rail projects take longer to complete and are more expensive than similar projects built in other countries, a new report has found. American rail projects with minimal tunneling take about six months longer to complete than similar non-U.S. projects, […]


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Contractors caught between vaccine hesitancy and owner mandates

August 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction was supposed to be getting back to normal by now. In June, with vaccines rolling out broadly across the U.S. and COVID-19 case numbers plummeting, Labor Day was heralded by many as the date workers would return to offices, […]


Sustainability

July construction employment lags pre-pandemic peak in 36 states

August 24, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment in July remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 36 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials said construction […]


Sustainability

Latest UN IPCC report on climate change should be cause for concern among AEC professionals and the real estate industry

August 20, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

The recent report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, is not a happy read. The IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the crucial global warming level of […]