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Report: U.S. construction to increase 40% by 2025, global construction to increase 70%

Report: U.S. construction to increase 40% by 2025,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2013

A new report forecasts extreme acceleration in global construction, saying that the industry will account for 13.5 percent of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home buyers a sign of “inferior housing recovery”?

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2013

Despite recent dips in construction spending and employment, the mood in the industry is, well, better. Better than it was ...

Construction unemployment rate drops despite losing 6k jobs in April

Construction unemployment rate drops despite losing 6k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 03, 2013

After riding a four-month streak of employment gains to the highest total employment the industry had seen in nearly four ...

NYC building $38 million steel wall to protect subway from future storms

NYC building $38 million steel wall to protect subway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 02, 2013

New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is in the process of installing a two-mile steel wall to protect a line ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all aspects” of home building

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, labor shortages are hurting the housing and economic recoveries ...

Growth slows in U.S. exports of construction equipment

Growth slows in U.S. exports of construction equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2013

After enjoying surges of 43 percent in 2011 and 28 percent in 2010, growth in U.S. exports of construction equipment ...

Obama gives more details on proposed infrastructure investments

Obama gives more details on proposed infrastructure...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2013

The New York Times has obtained a summary of President Barack Obama's plan to repair the failing infrastructure in the ...

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5% in January

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

After surging to a four-year high in December, much of the momentum in housing starts was lost in January though ...

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction industry in 2013?

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 12, 2013

There are plenty of people who get paid to make forecasts regarding how successful or unsuccessful our industry will be. ...

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