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Multifamily Up, Nonresidential Down in May Construction Starts






New construction starts climbed three percent from April to May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $729.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The May statistics raised the Dodge Index to 154, up from a revised 149 for … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Continues to Increase in Most States






Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment increased in 28 states and D.C. … 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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May Construction Unemployment Hits 10-Year Low






Every segment of residential and nonresidential construction sectors added jobs in May, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction firms added 17,000 jobs in May and 273,000 over 12 months, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Increases in Many Metro Areas






Construction employment expanded in 232 metropolitan areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. added the … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Increases in Most States






Construction firms added jobs in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia, from April 2014 to last year. Thirty states and D.C. saw an increase from March to April, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the … Continue reading




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New Construction Starts Advance in April






The value of new construction starts in April increased 10 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $698.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The April statistics raised the Dodge Index to 148, compared to 134 the … Continue reading




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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading




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Construction Materials Prices Level Out in April






Prices for inputs to construction industries fell 0.1 percent in April, and prices have now fallen in six of the previous eight months, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices are also down on a … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Increases in Majority of Metro Areas






Construction employment expanded in 249 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 53 between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) analysis of federal employment data. “Many firms are caught between … Continue reading




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