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Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 17, 2014

The outlook from respected economists in the construction industry continues to be mixed as all the elements for growth are ...

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 ...

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 ...

Housing starts up 0.9% as decreases in apartment starts, permits detract from single-family performance

Housing starts up 0.9% as decreases in apartment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2013

Following a few months of ups and downs, U.S. construction starts on new homes are showing signs of stabilizing a ...

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark since June 2009

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2013

Construction spending in the U.S. rose 0.6 percent in July despite more decreases in government spending, according to preliminary data ...

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes preventing apartment builders from meeting demand

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2013

As we reported last Friday, construction on new homes was up 6 percent in July largely thanks to a 26-percent ...

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and builder confidence soar

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 16, 2013

We'll say this for the current home construction recovery: it doesn't stay down for long. Following a 10-percent drop in June, ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government spending falls to lowest level since 2006

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

Snapping two consecutive months of increases, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in June to $884 billion due to larger ...

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 ...

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in construction industry

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2013

After seeing the results of a Pew Research survey saying 40 percent of U.S. moms are now the breadwinners in ...

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 ...

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