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ABC: February Construction Spending Remains ‘Status Quo’

Apr 4th, 2017

Nonresidential construction spending was unchanged in February, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Chart distributed by ABC The segment totaled $701.9 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate for the month, marking the seventh consecutive month in which nonresidential spending sat above the $700 billion threshold. “Today’s construction […]

Architectural Billings Slip Entering 2017

Feb 22nd, 2017

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in January after a strong showing in December. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from 55.6 the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry […]

Material Costs Jump in 2016

Feb 16th, 2017

The cost of materials used in construction rose significantly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to an analysis of federal producer price data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Construction Spikes in Metropolitan Areas

Feb 10th, 2017

Most leading U.S. metropolitan areas for commercial and multifamily construction starts showed sizeable gains in 2016 compared to 2015, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. However, New York City, the top metropolitan market by dollar amount, retreated 15 percent to $29.8 billion following its 67-percent surge to $35.2 billion in 2015.

Nonresidential Building Steady in December

Jan 25th, 2017

New construction starts in December slipped 5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $613.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline for total construction was due to sharply reduced activity for the nonbuilding construction sector, as nonresidential building in December held steady with its November pace, and residential building was […]

Construction Backlog Rebounds in Third Quarter

Jan 2nd, 2017

Construction backlog expanded during the third quarter, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI).

ABC Predicts Commercial Construction Slowdown Ahead

Dec 30th, 2016

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a slowdown of growth in U.S. commercial construction in 2017, according to ABC chief economist Anirban Basu.

No Commercial Break Ahead for Construction Industry

Nov 8th, 2016

The commercial building sector has been on a “roller coaster ride” over the past decade, according to Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Robert Murray. Heading into 2017, that ride should continue its upward trajectory from the year before.

Construction Economy Continues Up, But Not Without Challenges

May 10th, 2016

Is construction gaining or waning? That was the question industry economists addressed last week in a spring economic forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group.

Dodge Momentum Index Ticks Up in April

May 10th, 2016

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6 percent in April to 116.5 from its revised March reading of 115.8, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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