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Construction spending slips in September

2 Nov 2016: Construction spending edged down in September though spending for the first nine months of the year was up modestly on the same period in 2015. more »

Smaller transactions dominate latest construction mergers and acquisitions

28 Oct 2016: Deal values for mergers and acqusisions (M&A) in the global engineering and construction (E&C) sector continue to be down on prior year but there are still many deals being made. more »

Construction starts predicted to rise 5% in 2017

26 Oct 2016: New construction starts are set to increase 5% to US$713bn in 2017, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. more »

Building costs rise as construction activity grows

11 Oct 2016: Turner’s index of building costs has continued to rise as construction activity experiences modest gains. more »

August sees 21% jump in construction starts

27 Sep 2016: New construction starts jumped 21% in August following lackluster performance in July. more »

Skill shortage fuels decline in construction employment

7 Sep 2016: US construction employment fell by 6,000 in August, with most contractors having a hard time finding qualified craft workers to meet demand. more »

House-building confidence rises

16 Aug 2016: Builders have expressed growing confidence in the market for new single-family homes. more »

US construction spending declines

4 Aug 2016: US construction spending declined in June for the third consecutive month, but the overall results across the first half of this year were higher than for the same period in 2015. more »

Shortage of Lots Hampers Builders

27 May 2016: Lot shortages for buildings are worse than ever according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). more »

Rutgers Calculates Costs of a Mile of New Jersey Road

20 May 2016: A new study by Rutgers University has put the average cost of building and maintaining a mile of road in New Jersey at $183,757. more »

Housing Starts Rise 6.6%

18 May 2016: Housing starts were up 6.6% nationwide in April, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, according to latest data from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Commerce Department. more »

Builder Confidence Holds Steady

17 May 2016: Confidence among builders of new single-family homes remained unchanged in May at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). more »

Survey Blames Housing Shortage on Millennials

17 May 2016: The persistent supply shortage in housing can be blamed on ‘millennials’, according to a new survey. more »

Study Finds Regulatory Costs Account for 24.3% of a New Home’s Price

12 May 2016: A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has found that regulations imposed by all levels of government typically account for 24.3% of the sales price of a new single-family home. more »

Failing to Act on Infrastructure Costs Families $3,400 a Year

11 May 2016: A new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that failure to act on infrastructure is costing families $3,400 a year, for issues ranging from lost time to flooded basements. more »

Steel Imports Drop in April

5 May 2016: Analysis by the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) has found that steel import permit applications for April were 20% down on the figure for March. more »

Construction Spending Rises

4 May 2016: Construction spending in the US has posted solid increases, driven by growth in many public and private categories. more »

Survey Shows Public Support for Usage Fees to Fund Roads

29 Apr 2016: Americans say road usage fees are the best way to pay for transportation infrastructure, according to a new survey by HNTB. more »

Growing Project Demand Boosts Construction Jobs In Metro Areas

28 Apr 2016: Construction employment increased in 244 out of 358 US metropolitan areas between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the latest data analysis by Associated General Contractors. more »

New Construction Starts Slip 1% in March

27 Apr 2016: New construction starts eased back 1% in March from February’s figures according to Dodge Data & Analytics. more »

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