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Contractor Confidence is Up in the Second Quarter of 2019

Contractors, including general and specialty trade contractors, are optimistic about new business opportunities going into the second half of 2019, according to the Q2 2019 Commercial Construction Index (CCI) from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The CCI … Continue reading

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DOE Offers $33.5 Million for Energy-Efficient Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to the DOE, commercial and … Continue reading

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Latest Industry Employment and Construction Figures Mostly Positive

Spending on glass- and glazing-related construction increased in 2018, though at a moderately lower rate than overall construction, according to Key Media & Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Total construction spending increased 1.6 percent in 2018 compared to … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Rises for Fifth Month in a Row in December

Construction spending increased for a fifth consecutive month in December as private residential and nonresidential investment for the year topped 2016 totals, while declining infrastructure spending dragged down public-sector outlays, according to an analysis of new government data by the … Continue reading

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Contractors Optimistic About Commercial Construction

Commercial construction is in high demand across the U.S. and contractors remain optimistic about the health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Nearly all contractors surveyed this summer (95 percent) expect … Continue reading

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