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Construction Employment Up in Most Metro Areas

More than half of metropolitan areas in the U.S. added construction jobs from December 2014 to December 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Construction employment increased in 190 out of … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Efficiency Driving Construction Industry’s Adoption of Technology

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For many construction firms in the United States, an increase in information technology (IT) is inevitable. According to survey results from a recent study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate, industry … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

AGC 2016 Outlook Survey

There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Cost Curve: A Look at Price Trends of Glass and Construction Materials

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In the post-recession construction recovery, each major building material has been uniquely affected. Materials primary to the glazing industry have fared differently than others. In a recent construction forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist … Continue reading

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Metro Construction Jobs Tick Up in November

Construction employment in metropolitan areas continues to grow, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 64 and declined in 104 between November 2014 … Continue reading

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October Construction Spending Notably High

Construction spending in October reached the highest level in nearly eight years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). However, with growth shown in all major categories, AGC officials caution that demand for construction appears … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Rebounds in October

Construction job growth bounced back in October, as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier. Meanwhile, 35 states added construction jobs in the past month, according to analysis of Labor Department data by … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio Addresses Construction, Manufacturing Industry Coalition

Sen. Marco Rubio

With the 2016 presidential election a year away, the construction and manufacturing industries are keeping a collective eye on how the candidates’ policies will affect business. Wednesday evening, thousands of industry members had an opportunity to get into the specifics … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Heightened in September

Despite stagnant activity in the nonresidential sector, construction spending in September reached a new seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since early 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Total spending on … Continue reading

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Construction Professionals Receive New National Accreditation in Use of Lean Construction Practices

Fifty-one construction professionals recently received a new national accreditation in the use of Lean Construction. The professional designation offered by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a new assessment-based credential to recognize construction professionals on their ability to … Continue reading

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