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Sustainability

Construction industry unemployment at record low

May 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

With 33,000 net new jobs added to the industry in April, construction unemployment at a record low and other positive signs across the broader economy, a downturn is at bay for at least another year, according to Associated Builders and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

State, local governments using higher revenues to increase infrastructure spending

December 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Many state and local residents around the country showed their commitment to public construction in November by voting for at least $24 billion of bond initiatives. Some measures that won approval included $16 billion for California construction projects. That measure […]


Construction Processes, Financial

$50B of development in Washington, DC’s pipeline

December 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The WDCEP report did not include the Amazon project in JBG Smith’s numbers because the project, while still in the D.C. Metro area, is in a Virginia suburb. Amazon will lease about 500,000 square feet of office space from JBG […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

12 Mid-August Economic Nuggets

August 17, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The U.S. quarter-to-quarter annualized advance in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year was an outsized +4.1%. It was the fastest leap forward since 2014’s third quarter jump of +4.9%. Some of the strength has been […]


Sustainability

Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries

June 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

China has also pushed back against the U.S. for leveling steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) tariffs earlier this year. In April, the country filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization claiming that the tariffs violate international trade laws. The […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Nonresidential construction remains unchanged in April

June 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Nonresidential construction spending remained unchanged in April on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. However, year-over-year spending was up a sturdy 6.1%. Private sector spending increased 0.8% […]


Construction Processes, Financial

2017 U.S. and Canadian Construction Performances in Review

February 26, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Total construction starts in the US grew by 11.1% in 2017 to reach $760bn, a modest slowdown from the 13.2% growth posted in 2016. Civil engineering was the main driver of growth, boosted by a number of mega-projects in the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US commercial real estate to grow through 2019

January 16, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the ULI’s findings, Bloomberg recently reported that the suburban office market is on an upward march as older millennials opt to move away from urban centers to smaller, more affordable cities nearby. And employers are tagging along. One of the contributing factors […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

November 17, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A stronger international economy is sure to be welcome news for companies like Caterpillar, which suffered along with a weaker global market over the course of the last few years. Late last month, the construction equipment giant reported an 11% annual […]


Construction Processes, Financial

September construction starts jump 14%

November 2, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Large nonresidential projects like the new Delta terminal continue to influence starts data. The new terminal, which is in addition to the current Terminal B project LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) has in progress, is part of the Port Authority of […]