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April 17, 2018 How Steel Tariff Increases Could Impact U.S. Construction When President Trump took office in January 2017, one of his promises was to renegotiate, and, if needed, alter trade agreements with the goal of helping ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 8, 2018 Canadian Outlook and Construction Forecast for 2018 This year we decided to add economic coverage of Canada to our annual forecast report, providing you a better overview of the North American market. ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
February 21, 2018 State and MSA Construction Forecasts for 2018 While high level construction forecasts are great, we all know that construction and real estate is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. For that reason, I ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
February 6, 2018 Checking Our 2018 Predictions on U.S. Construction by Geography In the fall of 2017, we discussed the main construction drivers for each U.S. region and predicted how we thought they would perform in 2018. Now that we're a ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
January 3, 2018 U.S. End-Market Construction Forecast When evaluating and analyzing the construction market, we usually break it down into three main construction categories or segments: Residential, ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
December 5, 2017 What to Expect for Construction Costs in 2018 Earlier this year, we gave an industry consensus of the cost of materials and looked at the pace of growth for architectural and engineering services, labor, ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
November 3, 2017 2018 Forecast: The U.S. Economy Remains Strong Approaching 2018 The United States GDP third-quarter 2017 advance estimates were released a few days ago, so I started thinking about how the United States economy has been ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
October 20, 2017 The 2018 Construction Forecast Report is Here It’s that time of the year again to start planning for 2018, and, to help with that, we are releasing our 2018 construction forecast report covering the United ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
October 11, 2017 2018 North American Construction Forecast Preview United States Regions and Construction Before the release of our 2018 North American Construction Forecast Report, we thought it would be useful to provide ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
August 15, 2017 Why Home Remodels Are Up Among Millennial Home Buyers Home remodeling has been featured quite a bit in the news recently thanks to a substantial increase in renovations. Many are electing to stay put rather than ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
June 21, 2017 Producer Price Index and Construction Costs, June 2017 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released the May 2017 numbers for their Producer Price Index (PPI). Once again, the Associated General Contractors of ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
May 4, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: Canadian Economy and Construction Welcome to the last part of my interview with Alex Carrick, chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect and CanaData. We’ve already discussed ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante

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