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Construction Input Price Growth Accelerates in August, Says ABC

Construction Input Price Growth Accelerates in August, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 0.6 percent in August and are up 3.7 percent on a yearly basis, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and…

Construction Input Prices Plod Higher, Energy Prices Down, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Plod Higher, Energy Prices Down, Says ABC

Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)…

Nonresidential Construction Job Growth Softens in July, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Job Growth Softens in July, Says ABC

National construction employment growth remained tepid in July, with approximately 6,000 net new jobs added on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis by…

U.S. Economic Growth Accelerates in Second Quarter; Nonresidential Fixed Investment Maintains Momentum, Says ABC

U.S. Economic Growth Accelerates in Second Quarter; Nonresidential Fixed Investment Maintains Momentum, Says ABC

Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis during the year’s second quarter, according to Associated Builders and…

ABC Calls on Congress to Support Expansion of Construction Apprenticeship Programs

ABC Calls on Congress to Support Expansion of Construction Apprenticeship Programs

Michael Bennett, vice president of the Cianbro Cos., Pittsfield, Maine, told Congress that industry-driven training programs should play a bigger role in government efforts to…

Construction Input Prices Tick Higher in June, Crude Petroleum Prices Rebound, ABC Says

Construction Input Prices Tick Higher in June, Crude Petroleum Prices Rebound, ABC Says

Construction input prices rose 0.2 percent in June, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This…

Despite Lofty Backlog, Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Stagnant in May, Says ABC

Despite Lofty Backlog, Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Stagnant in May, Says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded by 0.3 percent on both a monthly and yearly basis in May and stands at $714.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in 2017

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose to 9 months during the first quarter of 2017, up 8.1…

ABC Hails Florida Legislation That Encourages Competition in Bidding on Public Construction Projects

ABC Hails Florida Legislation That Encourages Competition in Bidding on Public Construction Projects

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently applauded Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) for signing legislation into law that will promote open competition in the procurement of…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls in 13 of 16 Segments in April, ABC Says

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls in 13 of 16 Segments in April, ABC Says

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7 percent in April 2017, totaling $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau…

Jobs Report Offers Reasons for Hope and Concern for Construction Industry, ABC Says

Jobs Report Offers Reasons for Hope and Concern for Construction Industry, ABC Says

National construction employment added 11,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in May according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data…