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Construction Employment Increases in Most States over Last Year






All but five states in the U.S. saw construction employment increase over the last 12 months, with 33 states adding construction jobs from January to February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of Labor Department data. … Continue reading




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February Provides Bounce-Back for Nonresidential Construction






Following a weak January, nonresidential building surged in February with a 42-percent increase in construction starts, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts as a whole advanced 16 percent … Continue reading




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November Construction Spending Down Slightly






Construction spending edged down in November on a month-to-month basis but remained on a positive track compared to 2013, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction spending in November totaled $975 billion at a seasonally … Continue reading




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Chicago Construction, Glazing Industry Rolling Forward

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The city that gave the U.S. its first skyscraper is back on track to build some more. The Chicago metro area has seen a big boost in construction over the past year, namely in the institutional sector. In 2014, through … Continue reading




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October Nonresidential Construction Bounces Back






Nonresidential construction spending rebounded in October, increasing 1 percent on a monthly basis and 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $611.8 billion—up from September’s figure, which was revised to $605.8 billion from … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Declines Sharply in August






New construction starts in August dropped 9 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.6 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The decline followed July’s elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average … Continue reading




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Construction Starts Rise in July






New construction starts in July climbed 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential building continued to advance, and residential building was unchanged from its pace in June. For the first … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Starts Dip in May After Jump in April






The upward momentum of construction activity created in March and April saw a slight dip in May. McGraw Hill Construction chief economist Robert A. Murray says that’s no reason to panic. Nonresidential building starts in May fell five percent to … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Activity Projected to Accelerate in 2014






Healthy fundamentals in the commercial property market combined with the international economy returning to more traditional growth levels are factoring into a projected increase in growth for the design and construction industry, according to a new report from the American … Continue reading




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August Construction Rises Two Percent






At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $490.2 billion, new construction starts in August advanced two percent relative to July, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Residential building stayed on the upward track, while nonresidential … Continue reading




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