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Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in October

October was another positive month for construction unemployment rates around much of the country, according to Census Bureau analysis by Dr. Bernard Markstein of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted (NSA), construction unemployment rates for the … 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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What are the Leading Causes of Injuries on the Job?

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While every sub-sector in the construction and manufacturing industries has its own unique safety concerns, most of them share similar risks on the job—moving objects, handling sharp or heavy materials, and elevation changes, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

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Candidate Bush Joins Construction, Manufacturer Coalition on Teleforum

Jeb Bush [Photo: Michael Vadon, Flickr]

The construction and manufacturing industries had some more one-on-one time with a presidential candidate last week. A coalition of building sector associations participated in the second edition of a presidential teleforum series, as industry members spent more than a half … Continue reading

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October Construction Starts Climb in October

New construction starts in October advanced 13 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $591.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase followed lackluster numbers in August and September and raised the Dodge Index to 125, compared to … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index on Solid Footing

Nearly all construction project types have seen increasing levels of demand for design services the majority of the year as reported in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate … 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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Education Construction Taking Institutional Sector to School

Top 10 states in education building construction nine months year-to-date, 2015 vs. 2014 -- via Dodge Data & Analytics

Back to school. That’s the message in the institutional sector of the construction industry of late. According to Robert Murray, chief economist of Dodge Data & Analytics, the education building category will lead the way next year as the institutional … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in October

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.8 percent in October to 125.2 after a strong September reading of 131.5, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline nearly reverses September’s gain of 5.2 percent, which had been bolstered by a sharp … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio Addresses Construction, Manufacturing Industry Coalition

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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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