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Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

For the first time since April 2006, more U.S. home builders say they view the market  as “good” rather than “poor." The ...

Home prices see biggest gains in 7 years

Home prices see biggest gains in 7 years

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2013

In May, home prices saw their biggest gains in 7 years, according to a report from the New York Times ...

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response to growing demand for new homes

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After 60,000 of Michigan's skilled home builders were put out of work during the recession, many left the state to ...

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation funding on the back burner

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After attending last week's Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) fly-in visit with Congress, John Latta, the editor of our sister site ...

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment drops to lowest rate in nearly 5 years

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach its highest total of workers in nearly four years, according ...

New Apple HQ will create 9,200 construction jobs

New Apple HQ will create 9,200 construction jobs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

In addition to adding a ton of green space to the town of Cupertino, Apple's planned second campus and headquarters ...

Believe it or not, most Americans think good roads are more important than their iPhone or TV

Believe it or not, most Americans think good roads are...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2013

To say the findings of a recent study reported on by our sister site Better Roads are a bit shocking ...

Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another dip in government spending

Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the United States rose 0.4 percent in April, continuing a volatile trend in 2013 of ...

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel impact of skilled labor shortage

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Add Iowa to a growing list of states struggling to meet rebounding construction demand due to a shortage of skilled ...

Nonresidential construction index indicates gradual improvement, notes concerns with sequester, labor shortage

Nonresidential construction index indicates gradual...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 30, 2013

The FMI Nonresidential Construction Index has reached the highest mark since its inception in the first quarter of 2009. Released ...

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest level in 7 years

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

The number of new homes sold in April rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 454,000, the highest ...

Energy boom contributes to Houston’s shortage of skilled construction workers

Energy boom contributes to Houston’s shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 20, 2013

Like just about every other metro area of the country, the Houston-area construction industry is feeling the negative effects of ...

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