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Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades and Dirty Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

All of the new machines are obviously the star of a show like ConExpo. But one of the highlights for ...

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation bill, announces $600 million in competitive grants

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

President Barack Obama has proposed a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill with the aim of avoiding the Highway Trust ...

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is temporary due to likelihood of wage increases

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Like their peers across the U.S., contractors in Florida are facing a shortage of skilled workers, as a report from Florida ...

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision to December estimate

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Housing starts in the U.S. suffered a large fall in January, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Housing starts ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 15, 2013

A recent report from Business Investors Daily takes an in-depth look at the booming construction industry in Texas, saying the ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

Three construction economists forecast growth in construction spending through 2017, note causes for concern

Three construction economists forecast growth in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 28, 2013

Giving their opinions on how they see things shaking out in the remainder of 2013 and how things will shape ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

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