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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 ...

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling economic recovery

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

It looks like Executive Editor Tom Jackson's fear of construction's current labor shortage stifling the economic recovery is already coming ...

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market, but majority rate still rate it “fair” or “poor”

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2013

Though the reading is not at a point where more home builders view the current market for newly-built, single-family as ...

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