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With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Feb 09, 2016

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign the trend will reverse any time ...

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 08, 2016

The U.S. construction industry continued its streak of employment gains in January, adding 28,000 jobs. The industry now employs 6.615 million ...

Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement for stockpiled materials via iPhone, drone

Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 03, 2016

Stockpile Reports announced at World of Concrete it now supports measurement capabilities for stockpiled materials, such as salt, gravel and ...

PCA, Wells Fargo 2016 construction forecasts: positives outweigh negatives

PCA, Wells Fargo 2016 construction forecasts: positives...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 02, 2016

Two construction activity forecasts issued today cite positive short term outlooks, while indicating concerns for long-term sustained growth. PCA will likely ...

Construction spending jumps 10% to 8-year high in 2015

Construction spending jumps 10% to 8-year high in 2015

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 02, 2016

Gains in homebuilding edyed out losses in nonresidential spending, propelling total U.S. construction spending to an eight-year high in December. Total spending ...

From digging graves as a boy to relocating a construction business during the recession, Tim Humerick built a career staring down the odds

From digging graves as a boy to relocating a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 18, 2016

Tim Humerick has spent little of his life doing things he didn’t want to do. There was the one time he ...

As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on jobsites, more contractors plan to increase IT spending

As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 14, 2016

Though the adoption of technology among U.S. construction firms has been somewhat disappointing in the past, there does appear to ...

Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top concern despite half having already increased base pay

Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 12, 2016

As we reported yesterday, a majority of construction firms in the U.S. are optimistic about 2016 volumes and plan to ...

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due to optimism in several markets, AGC study finds

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 11, 2016

The vast majority of U.S. contractors have voiced a positive outlook for 2016 and are expecting to hire more workers ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 04, 2016

Despite continued increases in single-family homebuilding, total construction spending in November dipped 0.4 percent to $1.122 trillion. Spending remains 10.5 percent ...

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of Netherlands­-based Stork

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 21, 2015

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, construction giant Fluor Corporation is buying Stork, one of Europe's oldest industrial companies, founded in 1827. The ...

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans over local-hiring ordinance

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

City officials in New Orleans are contending with the ire of both supporters and opponents of a new law in ...

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