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Construction Processes, Financial

New-home sales fall back in April

May 24, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

April’s wearker-than-anticipated new-home sales report follows a strong March, which was the best month for new-home sales since July 2016. One driver of that growth was a mild winter that allowed crews to get to work sooner putting up new […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Tax reform could raise taxes on middle-class homeowners

May 23, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The Trump administration has promised sweeping tax breaks and increased defense and infrastructure spending — pledges that some analysts worry could drive up the national debt sharply. Rumors earlier in 2017 anticipated the possibility of President Donald Trump attempting to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Dodge Data: Construction starts tumble 13% in April

May 23, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The cooldown in construction starts following a robust first quarter comes as part of the familiar up-and-down nature of the construction industry’s recovery and expansion. Though activity slowed in April, a number of major projects broke ground last month. Six […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending predicted to increase 6% in 2017

May 18, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for the total value of construction put in place in the U.S. With GDP most recently reporting 2.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, construction growth of 6% looks solid. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Saudi Arabia considers $40B investment in US infrastructure

May 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Saudi Arabia isn’t the only country to consider infrastructure investment in the U.S. At the end of last year, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) announced that it would put $10 billion toward U.S. infrastructure initiatives. The QIA had previously said […]


Construction Processes, Financial

More homes are sold for less in late summer

May 8, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

With the average builder taking six months to build a single-family home, a jump in starts for the category in early 2017 points to an increase in listings for buyers hoping to take advantage of better purchasing conditions in late […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction Moving on New $3.5 Billion Massey Bridge Near Vancouver

May 8, 2017

Via: ENR

The Province of British Columbia has started forward movement on constructing a new $3.5 billion project that includes replacing the aging George Massey Tunnel under the Fraser River with a brand-new, 10-lane bridge. The George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project kicked […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US housing markets back to ‘normal,’ but permits lag

May 5, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Still, activity in the housing market faces challenges from rising home prices, a persistent lot and labor shortage, and increasing material costs. High demand and tight inventory continue to fuel home-price growth, with values increasing 1.6% from February to March […]


Construction Processes, Financial

More new homes financed by conventional mortgages as recovery continues

May 3, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s strong demand for housing and limited affordable inventory is triggering home-price growth that threatens the homeownership potential of many would-be buyers. As a result, more buyers are taking on mortgage loans that allow them to put a smaller share […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Nonresidential Fixed Investment surges despite sluggish economic in first quarter

May 2, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The U.S. economy’s performance slowed in the first quarter of 2017, but nonresidential fixed investment expanded at an impressive 9.4 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data recently released by Associated Builders […]