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PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic forecast; 8% cement consumption growth in 2014

PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 21, 2014

Echoing his forecast at last year’s event—where he passed out sunglasses —during the first morning of World of Concrete 2014 Ed ...

Is green building movement enough to revive use of heavy timber for framing in construction?

Is green building movement enough to revive use of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

"Green building" and the aim to reduce carbon emissions in the construction of a building are fine goals. But is ...

Artist sculpts 12-ton “Phoenix” from construction debris (VIDEO)

Artist sculpts 12-ton “Phoenix” from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2013

Artist Xu Bing spent 20 years away from his homeland of China, living and working in New York City. However, ...

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off the pace of demand

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2013

In addition to the skilled labor shortage currently keeping the construction industry from meeting the increased housing demand it has ...

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up 1.5% annually

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2013

The average cost of materials used by the construction industry plus items consumed by contractors such as diesel fuel fell ...

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home insulation

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

“We see a future where Mushroom Materials are found in the bumper of your car, the walls of your home ...

States fight against LEED certification requirements for wood

States fight against LEED certification requirements...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 25, 2013

A recent report from the Associated Press details controversy between several states—all but one of which are in the Southeast—and ...

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel price drop negates lumber and plywood increases

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

According to the latest Producer Price Index from Associated General Contractors of America, the prices for construction materials were flat ...

Construction materials prices increase 1.3 percent in February

Construction materials prices increase 1.3 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 15, 2013

The Associated General Contractors of America has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for February, which reveals that construction ...

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in December

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 16, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for December, which reveals that national construction materials ...

Construction materials prices fall in November

Construction materials prices fall in November

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 13, 2012

Construction materials costs declined in November, aided by a plunge in diesel prices along with smaller decreases in a variety ...

Construction materials prices dip 0.4 percent in October

Construction materials prices dip 0.4 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Nov 19, 2012

National construction materials prices fell 0.4 percent in October, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s producer price index (PPI). This ...

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