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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, ...

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 ...

Wisconsin contractors are having a hard time making quality hires as demand grows

Wisconsin contractors are having a hard time making...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 14, 2014

Like their peers across the country, Wisconsin contractors are preparing for a sizable increase in work in 2014. According to ...

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 ...

AGC’s Simonson: 2014 holds more projects and tame materials prices but also continued worry over the labor shortage

AGC’s Simonson: 2014 holds more projects and tame...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2014

More projects to bid, "tame" materials prices and an increased concern over the availability of labor and skilled workers are ...

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 ...

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march, housing has long way to go

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 10, 2013

There are several pluses and minuses in today’s construction spending front, although the overall picture is trending upwards, agreed three ...

Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month streak of increases is snapped

Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 01, 2013

A nine-month string of increases in revised construction spending figures was snapped in January, falling 2.1 percent from December 2012 ...

AGC forecast promises mixed outlook for 2013 U.S. construction

AGC forecast promises mixed outlook for 2013 U.S....

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 14, 2013

2013 should be a better year than 2012 for construction firms, but not necessarily a great one, said Ken Simonson, ...

Construction spending hits highest mark in 3 years

Construction spending hits highest mark in 3 years

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 03, 2012

Construction spending increased by 9.6 percent in the year between October 2011 and October 2012, to a 37-month high of ...

AGC of America reports 14 percent rise in...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 22, 2012

Construction spending in February topped year-ago totals by 5.8 percent as a double-digit increase in private construction offset a small ...

Material prices spike

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 12, 2012

Despite relatively weak overall demand and stagnant project prices, the cost of construction materials jumped in March. Ken Simonson, chief ...

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