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December dip in home starts doesn’t derail market’s momentum, but concerns remain

December dip in home starts doesn’t derail...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2016

Despite ending the year on an unexpected sour note, the U.S. housing market had its best year since 2007 in ...

From digging graves as a boy to relocating a construction business during the recession, Tim Humerick built a career staring down the odds

From digging graves as a boy to relocating a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 18, 2016

Tim Humerick has spent little of his life doing things he didn’t want to do. There was the one time he ...

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s construction spending calculation is actually good news

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2016

The Commerce Department has announced a revision to 10 years worth of construction spending estimates, correcting a calculation error that will ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Construction spending falls 0.4% in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 04, 2016

Despite continued increases in single-family homebuilding, total construction spending in November dipped 0.4 percent to $1.122 trillion. Spending remains 10.5 percent ...

Worker killed in excavator accident on San Jose jobsite

Worker killed in excavator accident on San Jose jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2015

A construction worker on a residential jobsite near San Jose was killed earlier this month when he was hit by an ...

Home starts up 6.5% in September while builder confidence reaches boom-level high

Home starts up 6.5% in September while builder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 20, 2015

Following two months of declines, the U.S. homebuilding market rebounded and then some in September due to a surge in ...

Construction firms paying their bills earlier the latest indicator of U.S. industry’s strength

Construction firms paying their bills earlier the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 12, 2015

Calling the findings evidence of a clear "upswing" in the U.S. construction industry, a U.K.-based credit reporting agency says American ...

Ditch Witch sees double-digit growth this year as market for 30,000-pound-and-below drills grows

Ditch Witch sees double-digit growth this year as...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 29, 2015

“The utility markets inside the United States are extremely strong, and we’ve seen our sales up by double digits,” said ...

Home starts drop 3% in August; builder confidence still on the rise

Home starts drop 3% in August; builder confidence still...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2015

U.S. home starts were down in August with decreases in both single-family and apartment homes. The start of construction on new homes ...

Construction worker found dead beneath home in Austin

Construction worker found dead beneath home in Austin

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 17, 2015

Two days after a construction worker was discovered beneath a home in Texas, authorities determined his death was due to electrocution. According ...

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of U.S. economy

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 16, 2015

With construction spending at a 7-year high, single-family home starts up 19 percent year over year, and hiring at pre-recession ...

Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and worker shortage drop builder confidence

Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2015

With spring right around the corner, U.S. home builders are certainly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and the official ...

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