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Construction employment rises

4 Jun 2018: Construction employers added 25,000 jobs in May and 286,000 for the year, with spending in the sector increasing by 7.6% between the Aprils of 2017 and 2018. more »

Confidence in building market rises

15 May 2018: Builders’ confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose in May despite concerns about the rising cost of lumber. more »

New York tops global list for building costs

15 May 2018: New York remains the world’s most expensive place in which to build. more »

Construction employment rises amid concerns about future

3 May 2018: Construction employment grew in 245 out of 358 metro areas in the year to March 2018 but Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has raised concerns about the looming impact of a trade war and funding shortfalls. more »

Concern about trade conflicts hits merger activity

26 Apr 2018: There has been a drop in the value of mergers and acquisitions in the engineering and construction sector amid increased concerns around potential trade conflicts. more »

Most states see growth in construction jobs

23 Apr 2018: Construction employment rose in 38 states and DC in the year to March 2018, with 29 states adding construction jobs in the previous month. more »

Construction of multi-family housing surges

17 Apr 2018: Housing starts rose 1.9% in March, driven by 14.4% growth in the production of multi-family buildings. more »

Number of planning applications grows

10 Apr 2018: The number of projects entering the planning stage rose in March, indicating likely growth in construction spending next year. more »

Building and materials costs rise

10 Apr 2018: High levels of construction activity are continuing to place upward pressure on building and material costs according to latest analysis by Turner Construction. more »

Construction employment grows

6 Apr 2018: Most metropolitan areas experienced growth in construction employment in the year to February 2018, with Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario in California adding the most. more »

House-building output grows

20 Feb 2018: Housing production has started the new year with healthy gains, according to new figures. more »

Builder confidence remains high

15 Feb 2018: Builders remain confident about the market for newly-built single-family homes according to latest survey results. more »

Global merger activity in construction picks up

25 Jan 2018: PwC’s analysis of mergers and acquisitions during 2017 shows that the worldwide engineering and construction industry is continuing to consolidate on the basis of a strong global economy and housing market. more »

Housing starts drop but confidence remains high

19 Jan 2018: December saw nationwide housing starts fall 8.2% compared to November though overall starts rose 2.4% last year and further growth is expected in 2018. more »

Builders outline 2018's challenges

16 Jan 2018: Building materials prices and access to labor are the top challenges facing builders this year according to a new survey. more »

Construction sector adds more jobs and ups hourly rates

8 Jan 2018: Construction industry employment has reached a nine-year high and hourly earnings have risen 3% as the sector competes to attract workers. more »

US contractors set to take on more staff

4 Jan 2018: A new survey has found that 75% of US construction firms plan to expand their headcount this year. more »

Construction spending reaches record high

5 Dec 2017: Analysis of new government data by Associated General Contractors of America shows that overall construction spending reached a record high in October. more »

Confidence among builders rises

17 Nov 2017: Builders’ confidence in the market for new single-family homes has risen to an eight-month high. more »

Housing market grows

6 Nov 2017: The housing market has grown modestly, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). more »

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