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AGC Reports Increase in Construction Employment in 2018

AGC Reports Increase in Construction Employment in 2018

| January 21, 2019

National – Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2017 and December 2018, while 36 states added construction jobs between November and December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials cautioned that growing labor shortages and trade disputes […]

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AGC: Construction Costs Dipped, Prices Accelerated in 2018

AGC: Construction Costs Dipped, Prices Accelerated in 2018

| January 16, 2019

National – After a year marked by numerous price spikes, construction costs declined in December but remained elevated compared to year-earlier prices, while prices of new buildings also moved higher, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost of many construction […]

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Contractors Plan to Expand, Expect Labor Shortages

Contractors Plan to Expand, Expect Labor Shortages

| January 3, 2019

National – Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in “Contractors Remain […]

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NV5 Global Announces Contracts in Three States

| December 20, 2018

Hollywood, FL – NV5 Global, Inc., a professional engineering and consulting solutions provider with corporate headquarters in Hollywood, Fla., announced $15 million in program management contract awards in Ohio, Colorado, and California. In Ohio, NV5 was awarded a contract to provide construction monitoring services for a major metropolitan hospital in Cleveland, scheduled to be completed in […]

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JCJ Architecture Announces Supportive Housing Project

JCJ Architecture Announces Supportive Housing Project

| December 4, 2018

New York – JCJ Architecture announced the firm will design a housing facility for Barrier Free Living (BFL), a community nonprofit in New York City that provides support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities. Once completed, the facility will feature 74 apartments, a rear garden, an elevated outdoor recreation area, and community support spaces. […]

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Construction Software Company Adds Capabilities

Construction Software Company Adds Capabilities

| December 4, 2018

National – PlanGrid, a company specializing in construction productivity software, announced the availability of PlanGrid Connect, an expansion of the PlanGrid API and new direct pre-built integrations, signaling a robust commitment to its partner ecosystem. The latest capabilities enable teams to easily and quickly customize integrations between PlanGrid and other software solutions without IT resources. Integrations will […]

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Survey Highlights Economic Risk to U.S. Companies

Survey Highlights Economic Risk to U.S. Companies

| November 21, 2018

National – Two-thirds of U.S. corporate decision-makers have not locked in favorable rates to mitigate their interest rate and foreign exchange exposure, a decision that can cost their firms millions of dollars, according to a survey released today by Citizens Bank. Despite this reality, the survey found that business leaders expect rates to continue to […]

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Growth Expected in Global Concrete Pipe Market

Growth Expected in Global Concrete Pipe Market

| November 13, 2018

National – According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global concrete pipe market looks good with opportunities in the sewage, drainage, potable water, and irrigation sectors. The global concrete pipe market is expected to reach an estimated $23.7 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 2.5% from 2018 to 2023. […]

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Construction Bid Prices Accelerate, Contractors’ Costs Rise Faster

Construction Bid Prices Accelerate, Contractors’ Costs Rise Faster

| November 12, 2018

National – The price of new nonresidential buildings accelerated in October as contractors attempted to recoup fast-rising costs for materials and labor, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials said that trade tensions and labor shortages are contributing to higher construction prices, making it […]

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Construction Spending Hits Record High

Construction Spending Hits Record High

| November 2, 2018

National – Construction spending hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.329 trillion and grew 5.5% for nine months of 2018 combined, with continued year-to-date gains for major public and private categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while demand for construction […]

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