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U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in May

U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2015

Nonresidential projects again led to a sizable gain in U.S. construction spending during May, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Spending ...

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2015

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work ...

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire significantly more local workers on metro projects

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2015

An amendment that will be presented to Nashville voters in August is drawing the ire of some members of the ...

St. Louis construction firms help establish $10 million Contractors Loan Fund for minority- and women-owned businesses

St. Louis construction firms help establish $10 million...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2015

Aiming to boost the number of construction companies owned by minorities and women in the St. Louis area, a group ...

Palm Beach high school construction academies seek to fill Florida’s skilled worker shortage

Palm Beach high school construction academies seek to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2015

The Palm Beach County school district has opened three construction academies that are equipping students from ninth through 12th grades ...

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 02, 2015

"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs ...

Construction spending up 2.2% in April to $1 trillion, 6-year high

Construction spending up 2.2% in April to $1 trillion,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 01, 2015

Big gains in nonresidential boosted total construction spending in April 2.2 percent, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Spending rose to a seasonally adjusted ...

Construction lending is outpacing that of completed buildings with rates at their lowest since 2007

Construction lending is outpacing that of completed...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2015

It's OK. You can call it a comeback. Though much of the talk around whether or not the construction industry has ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone gains in nonresidential

Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2015

With decreases across all sectors save for private nonresidential, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in March to a seasonally ...

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2015

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could ...

How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

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