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Construction Spending Slips in October

The continued labor shortage contributed to a decrease in U.S. construction spending in October, reports the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Federal spending data shows a decrease of 0.3% in construction spending with downturns throughout most nonresidential categories. The … Continue reading

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Two-Plus Decades

When you’re well established in your profession and start a new job in a new industry, it can be challenging for anyone; perhaps even more so when a woman starts a new career in a predominantly male industry. Imagine what … Continue reading

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Number of Women in Construction Industry Increasing

The number of women in construction has hit an all-time high, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the bureau’s data, the percentage of women in the industry has steadily risen since 2016, with 14% of all construction … Continue reading

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Economic Headwinds Force Construction Bid Prices to Increase in October

A tight labor market and supply-chain issues contributed to higher construction contractor bid prices in October, reports the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). As a result, AGC officials have urged federal officials to remove remaining tariffs on key construction … Continue reading

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Number of Construction Starts Increase in October as Industry Weathers Higher Interest Rates

Higher interest rates have failed to put a damper on the number of construction starts, says Richard Branch, the chief economist for Dodge Construction Network (DCN). The organization reports that total construction starts rose 8% in October to a seasonally … Continue reading

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