Construction input prices fell 0.7 percent on a monthly basis in January yet are up 1.6 percent year-over-year according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Thursday. Construction input prices have declined for three consecutive months and in four of the previous six months.
Dan Bellow, President of JLL Houston, was the keynote speaker at the annual AGC meeting held at the Briar Club in Houston on February 6, 2019. The audience, filled with construction company and industry leaders from throughout the Houston region, were treated to an outstanding talk on leadership.
Members of the Texas Legislature are once again in Austin to deliberate and pass laws we all must live under. Unlike 2017, when lawmakers were focused on issues like an immigration crackdown, a Convention of States to rewrite the United States Constitution, and regulations dictating which people could use certain public restrooms, this session promises to be much more focused on substantive eye-level topics like property taxes and school finances.
Three Texas metro areas – Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Austin – placed one, two, and nine on the rankings of the value of new 2018 construction starts of the top 51 United States cities according to a recent article in Daily Commercial News.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a Final Rule on the electronic reporting of jobsite illness and injury designed to rescind the requirements for establishments of 250 employees or more.
Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative, traveled with C3 board members to Atlanta at the invitation of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) to address a meeting of its members and to tell the story of C3.
Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 304,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,807,000 (1.9%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.
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