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Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction and permits slow

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction ...

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs added

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2014

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in April due to increase in government projects

Construction spending up 0.2% in April due to increase...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2014

Thanks to gains in both government projects and home building, U.S. construction spending saw another slight boost in April, rising ...

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding hits highest pace in nearly 6 years

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest ...

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value personal interactions with equipment dealers

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 25, 2014

So how do contractors want to interact with equipment dealers today? A joint Associated Equipment Distributors/Randall-Reilly research project, conducted by our ...

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 17, 2014

The outlook from respected economists in the construction industry continues to be mixed as all the elements for growth are ...

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to ...

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder confidence rises slightly

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2014

Despite a large upward revision to January's number, housing starts fell slightly in February, according to preliminary data from the ...

Divergence of construction spending and employment could point to “fundamental change” in the industry

Divergence of construction spending and employment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2014

Recently, the folks at Business Insider put together a nicely done and comprehensive article on the skilled labor shortage affecting ...

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