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Slowdowns or Growth? What the Construction Industry Faces

The construction industry remains at a crossroads, says Ken Simonson, chief economist at Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. The economic relief will continue, Simonsen said during a recent webinar entitled U.S. Construction Outlook: Rotation or Retreat. However, the medium- … Continue reading

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Economist: U.S. Construction to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2017

ConstructConnect revised its U.S. construction starts growth projection for 2017, according to the firm’s third quarter forecast report. It projects construction starts will grow by 4.5 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. ConstructConnect previously predicted a 4.8-percent increase in its … Continue reading

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Construction Starts Down Slightly through First Four Months

Year-to-date construction starts through April are down slightly compared to the same period in 2016, according to ConstructConnect. ConstructConnect, a provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, reports that starts, excluding residential activity, were down 1.6 percent … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Work up in August from Year Ago

U.S. construction starts, excluding residential work, totaled $33.8 billion in August, according to ConstructConnect. This represents a 2-percent decrease from July. The mild decrease is below the usual -3.5-percent July-to-August change, due to seasonality, according to chief economist Alex Carrick. … Continue reading

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Construction Declines Over Month, Increases Over Year

Construction starts, excluding residential work, declined 5.2 percent in July compared to June. Starts totaled $33.6 billion for the month, according to ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick. However, starts were 3.4-percent higher than July 2015, and year-to-date starts through the … Continue reading

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