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New campaign targets safety on highway projects

26 May 2017: The discovery that 44% of road contractors have had vehicles crash into their sites in the last year has prompted Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to launch a new nationwide campaign urging motorists to stay alert. more »

States report recent construction job losses

23 May 2017: Most states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 but more than half reported job losses over the last month of the period. more »

Construction starts slide 13%

23 May 2017: A drop in starts on public works projects has pulled back the overall construction sector after elevated activity in March. more »

Nationwide housing starts fall

18 May 2017: A decline in construction of multi-family buildings led to a nationwide fall of 2.6% in housing starts in April. more »

Construction employment reaches nine-year high

8 May 2017: Construction employment increased by 5,000 in April to reach the highest level in nine years. more »

Poll asks Californians if they really want high-speed rail

8 May 2017: A majority of Californians would prefer the money allocated for high-speed rail to be spent on other projects, a new poll has found. more »

Construction employment grows in 224 metro areas

4 May 2017: There was an increase in construction employment in 224 out of 358 metro areas between March 2016 and March 2017, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). more »

Construction starts rise

25 Apr 2017: Construction starts climbed 5% in March, with public works lifted by two large pipeline projects. more »

Housing starts show monthly fall

20 Apr 2017: Construction of homes fell in March after a strong reading in February but remained up on last year. more »

Construction spending reaches 11-year high

4 Apr 2017: Monthly construction spending in the US has risen to its highest level in 11 years but there are calls for action to increase demand. more »

Number of construction jobs continues to grow

29 Mar 2017: Construction employment has increased in 43 states in the last year, with five states setting new records. more »

Spending on public construction tumbles

3 Mar 2017: US construction spending slipped in January as outlays on public infrastructure tumbled. more »

Housing starts rise but completions appear to fall

16 Feb 2017: Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing & Urban Development show monthly and yearly rises in the number of building permits issued and a year-on-year rise in housing starts. more »

Non-residential construction looks set to rise

8 Feb 2017: The Dodge Momentum Index of projects at the planning stage moved higher in January, holding the promise of growth in construction to follow. more »

Site fatalities rise in New York

20 Jan 2017: The latest edition of an annual report on construction site safety in New York State shows a rise in fatalities. more »

Apartment construction surges

20 Jan 2017: Overall nationwide housing starts have risen 11.3% to 1.23 million units, driven by a surge in multi-family buildings. more »

Dodge index shows jump in plans for non-residential buildings

10 Jan 2017: The Dodge Momentum Index jumped in December, showing a 2.9% rise in non-residential building projects entering the planning stage. more »

Construction spending hits 10-year high

4 Jan 2017: Construction spending reached a 10-year high in November, with growth in the private and public sectors both for the month and year-on-year. more »

Residential and public construction spending rises

2 Dec 2016: The pattern of recent construction spending was reversed in October, when increases in residential and public spending offset a drop in private non-residential projects. more »

Housing starts rise 25.5%

18 Nov 2016: Nationwide housing starts jumped 25.5% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to new data from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Commerce Department. more »

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