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Construction Activity Increases as Backlog Edges Higher

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) expanded by one percent to 8.5 months during the second quarter of 2015. Backlog declined … Continue Reading

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New Construction Keeps Pace in July

New construction starts in July maintained June’s pace, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $629.4 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building … Continue Reading

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Metro Area Construction Underwhelming in June Year-Over-Year

Construction employment declined or remained stagnant in half of the United States’ metropolitan areas between June 2014 and June 2015, according an analysis of federal … Continue Reading

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Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal … Continue Reading

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New Construction Down in June but Up for First Half of Year

New construction starts in June dropped 15 percent from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $620.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. … Continue Reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in June

The Dodge Momentum Index fell to 118.3 in June, down 1.3 percent from 119.9 in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index … Continue Reading

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Construction Input Prices Increase in May

In May, prices for inputs to construction industries saw their largest month-over-moth increase in more than two years, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Continue Reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Unchanged in May

The Dodge Momentum Index held steady at 122.3 (2000=100) in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of … Continue Reading

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Spikes in April

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 3.2 percent on a monthly basis in April and totaled $646.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of Census Bureau data. Spending in the nonresidential sector construction is up by 8.8 percent over the past year. Continue Reading

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“Red Tape” Among Primary Concerns for Construction Industry

Contractors in the construction industry feel good about where things are headed, though according to one widespread survey, they remain wary about “red tape.” The … Continue Reading

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