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Reshaping the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 - Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U....
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December 13, 2019
TEXO recently hosted its 6th annual Construction Safety Professionals Day, which brought together TEXO members, safety professionals, and key decision-makers for two days of high-...
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December 12, 2019
In the closing statement of my last post on this issue, we said, “Meanwhile, Rameriz (Palma} may or may not be headed back to Honduras, and the investigation of the collapse...
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December 11, 2019
Vendors and employees of United Tool and Fastener, San Antonio, continued their holiday giving tradition that benefits the long-running charity, “Construct a Kid’s Christmas,” on...
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December 10, 2019
More than 40 percent of all jobs in the Houston region will be held by immigrants in the next two decades, per a study from the Center for Houston’s Future focused on...
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December 09, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts continued momentum for the construction sector next year but advised an overall “wait-and-see”...
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December 06, 2019
Construction spending patterns diverged in recent months, as declining multifamily and private nonresidential spending offset a surge in single-family homebuilding. Spending totaled $1.291 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in October, 0.8% below the September rate but up 1.1% year-over-year (y/y) from October 2018, the Census Bureau reported on Monday.
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December 05, 2019
Take a look at some of the top jobs in the field heading into the new year.
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December 04, 2019
It’s common knowledge that the construction industry is facing a workforce shortage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the construction industry needs to hire an additional 440,000 workers by 2020.
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December 03, 2019
At a recent dinner with some colleagues from an earlier life, the discussion turned to how the construction of a building is like making a movie. Both are very complex, and both take hundreds, if not thousands, of professionals, each with a specific role to play.
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December 02, 2019