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Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

Residential construction positioned for expansion,...

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Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Mar 04, 2013

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3 percent in January, with outlays decreasing to ...

Illinois Tollway needs firms for 15-year, $12 million...

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Posted by Staff Report on Mar 04, 2013

The Illinois Tollway is looking for firms to provide design, construction management and technical services for 23 new contracts associated ...

Granite Q4, 2012 revenues up, net income down

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Posted by Staff Report on Mar 01, 2013

Granite Construction's fourth-quarter 2012 and overall 2012 revenues at a glance, according to the company's report released on Feb. 28: Revenues ...

Poor pavement costs Md. residents about $6.2 billion...

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Posted by Staff Report on Mar 01, 2013

More than two-fifths of Maryland’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, one-quarter of bridges ...

Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this year

Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this...

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Posted by Staff Report on Feb 28, 2013

WEX Inc. and IHS together on Feb. 26 released results of its WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which indicated ...

New business volume for January $5.9 billion

New business volume for January $5.9 billion

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Posted by Staff Report on Feb 28, 2013

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies ...

LaHood on sequestration and transportation

LaHood on sequestration and transportation

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Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 26, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a statement on Feb. 22 with his thoughts on what sequestration will mean for ...

Equipment finance market on rise for third straight month

Equipment finance market on rise for third straight...

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Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 25, 2013

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) on ...

Stiffer pavements can save $15 billion per year in fuel...

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Posted by Staff Report on Feb 21, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have found that a pavement property called "deflection" could save more that $15 billion ...

Shuster: U.S. has ‘significant long-term...

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Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 21, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on ...

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