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Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

More reasons not to build toll roads

More reasons not to build toll roads

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

As a follow up to my earlier post on the Texas SH 130 toll road, I wanted to elaborate on ...

Construction spending dips 0.3% in November due to decrease in government nonresidential

Construction spending dips 0.3% in November due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2015

Increases in homebuilding in both the private and public sectors were not enough to offset a decrease in government nonresidential ...

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5 billion from federal construction accounts

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion ...

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely on next year’s bond issue for road projects

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 15, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, ...

Construction spending up 1.1% in October due to gains in homebuilding, government nonresidential

Construction spending up 1.1% in October due to gains...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 02, 2014

U.S. construction spending rose 1.1 percent during the month of October due mainly to increases in homebuilding and government nonresidential ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to dip in government projects

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 04, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month in September, dipping 0.4 percent. According to preliminary estimates from the ...

Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall in nonresidential

Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted ...

Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Is construction “dead in the water”?...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 10, 2014

Despite many positives in the industry right now, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction's direction. According to ...

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 02, 2014

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some ...

Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

Construction spending booming to record highs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 25, 2014

The city of Minneapolis has issued a combined $1.2 billion in commercial and residential building permits so far this year ...

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