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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 ...

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report;...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 02, 2015

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ...

Construction adds 8,000 jobs in September

Construction adds 8,000 jobs in September

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2015

September brought another positive month to the U.S. construction workforce with an addition of 8,000 jobs. The industry now employs 6.396 ...

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of skilled workers rises to 86%

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 15, 2015

The construction industry's shortage of skilled workers has only gotten worse in the last year, according to the latest national ...

Allan Myers expands with purchase of new assets, including 2 asphalt plants

Allan Myers expands with purchase of new assets,...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 11, 2015

Heavy civil construction and materials company Allan Myers has expanded their presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new ...

Construction spending rises 0.7% in July to 7-year high

Construction spending rises 0.7% in July to 7-year high

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 01, 2015

Construction spending in the U.S. reached its highest mark in seven years in July thanks to major increases from single-family homes and ...

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 04, 2015

With no change to nonresidential spending, total construction spending in the U.S. saw its smallest gain in five months, according ...

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund statewide construction education and training

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 07, 2015

Though the construction industry's rebound is in full effect with spending at a nearly 7-year high and jobs at a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

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