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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 20, 2013

With construction on new homes up 0.9 percent in August, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko points out that new home ...

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2013

The average cost of materials used by the construction industry plus items consumed by contractors such as diesel fuel fell ...

States fight against LEED certification requirements for wood

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 25, 2013

A recent report from the Associated Press details controversy between several states—all but one of which are in the Southeast—and ...

Re-recycling: Biofuel waste used to make stronger concrete

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 22, 2013

Researchers at Kansas State University have discovered that by replacing a portion of the cement found in concrete with agricultural ...

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel price drop negates lumber and plywood increases

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

According to the latest Producer Price Index from Associated General Contractors of America, the prices for construction materials were flat ...

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in December

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 16, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for December, which reveals that national construction materials ...

Okada America ships equipment for Japan cleanup

Posted by Katie Wood on May 10, 2011

Okada America, Inc., shipped two containers of various hydraulic recycling and re-handling attachments to aid in the earthquake and tsunami ...

Annual China construction spending up 9 percent

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 21, 2010

Construction expenditures in China are expected to rise 9.1 percent per annum in real terms through 2014, moderating significantly from ...

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