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Is Tepid GDP Growth a Sign For Future Construction Spending?

Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a notably low rate in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP expanded by just 0.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during the last three months of the year, according to analysis report of … Continue reading

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South Produces Record Backlog

The third quarter was a big one for commercial and industrial construction backlog in the South. Project backlog in the region reached 10.3 months, the highest reading in the history of the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI), according to third-quarter results … Continue reading

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ABC Predicts Continued Growth for 2016

The U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries will continue to see steady growth next year, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecast. ABC predicts a 7.6-percent increase in nonresidential construction spending in 2016, along with growth in employment … Continue reading

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Suntuitive Becomes First Bird-Friendly Dynamic Glass

Pleotint announced its self-tinting Suntuitive Glass is the first and only dynamic glass to receive a bird-friendly label from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). According to the announcement, ABC’s research has shown that birds are unaware of glass, and companies … Continue reading

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Construction Input Prices Continue Decline

The Producer Price Index for inputs to construction industries declined for a fourth consecutive month in October, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The index stands at its lowest level since the … Continue reading

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September Construction Unemployment Rates Improve Over Year

September was a good month for construction unemployment numbers, according to analysis by Dr. Bernard Markstein of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The construction employment rates, not seasonally adjusted (NSA), for the U.S. and 48 states were down for … Continue reading

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Big Year-Over-Year Boost in July Construction Spending

Nonresidential construction spending in July saw its highest year-over-year percentage increase since April 2008, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Spending expanded 0.5 percent in July and is up 12.7 percent since … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Fixed Investment Dips in Quarter Two

Nonresidential fixed investment fell by 0.6 percent during the second quarter of 2015, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of the real gross domestic product (GDP) report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The dip comes … 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. Prices expanded by 1.1 percent for the month, marking only the third time … Continue reading

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CBI Declines in First Quarter

Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) declined 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015. The dip is the result of “weather and a myriad of other factors” that always affect the first quarter,” according to ABC … Continue reading

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