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Study predicts rise in construction starts

6 Nov 2017: New construction starts are expected to increase 3% to US$765bn in 2018 according to latest predictions from Dodge Data & Analytics. more »

Construction spending up

2 Nov 2017: Construction spending increased between September 2016 and 2017 as growing demand in the private sector continued to outpace public-sector declines. more »

Construction employment growth strains tight labor markets

1 Nov 2017: Continued strong demand for construction is placing new strains on an already tight construction labor market, Associated General Contractors of America said in a commentary on its latest analysis of federal employment. more »

Remodeling work remains strong

23 Oct 2017: Latest figures from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) show that the remodeling market is up. more »

Construction jobs up in most states

23 Oct 2017: The number of construction jobs increased in 35 states and DC in the year to September 2017, with California and Oregon leading the way. more »

Number of building permits falls

18 Oct 2017: Latest figures show that September’s rate of issuing building permits for privately-owned housing was down on both August this year and September last year. more »

Builder confidence grows

18 Oct 2017: The confidence of builders in the market for newly built single-family homes rose in October to the highest level since May. more »

Survey finds that job hunters seek more than just good pay

18 Oct 2017: Most US construction workers are willing to compromise on salary if the job is right, a new survey has found. more »

Building of ‘green’ homes continues to gain traction

2 Oct 2017: ‘Green’ building construction is rapidly gaining traction, according to a new study. more »

Contractors report difficulties recruiting craft workers

31 Aug 2017: A new national survey has found that 70% of construction firms are having a hard time filling the hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce. more »

Housing starts fall but single-family homes hold steady

17 Aug 2017: There was a fall of 4.8% in nationwide housing starts in July but work on single-family homes slipped only marginally and was well up on the same period last year. more »

House remodeling activity rises

15 Aug 2017: Remodeling activity has hit a new high and shows no signs of stopping, according to Metrostudy’s latest analysis. more »

US sees fall in number of planned building projects

8 Aug 2017: July saw a fall in the number of non-residential projects at the planning stage, although the figures are still up on last year. more »

Construction spending dropped in June

4 Aug 2017: US construction spending during June 2017 was US$1,205.8bn, a fall from the revised May estimate of US$1,221.6bn but up on last year. more »

Second quarter sees more acquisitions

28 Jul 2017: The second quarter of this year saw mergers and acquisitions in the global engineering and construction (E&C) sector grow to US$21.6bn. more »

Market for elevating work platforms grows

13 Jul 2017: The global market for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) has grown strongly in the past year, with US numbers exceeding expectations and steady growth throughout Europe. more »

Construction spending holds steady

4 Jul 2017: Latest analysis from Associated General Contractors of America shows that construction spending held steady from April to May. more »

Tight labor market drives rise in construction costs

27 Jun 2017: Costs in the USA’s non-residential building construction market have risen by almost 5% since the same period last year. more »

Latest construction jobs figures show mixed results

19 Jun 2017: Most states added construction jobs in the year to May 2017 but half lost jobs between April and May this year, amid reports of labor shortages. more »

Housing starts slip in May

19 Jun 2017: The number of housing starts in May was lower than both April this year and May last year, though completions rose. more »

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