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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
April 27, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: High-Tech Effect on Construction I’ve had the pleasure of discussing the United States economy and what to expect for the U.S. construction industry with Chief Economist Alex Carrick. Our ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 20, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: Outlook of U.S. Construction As I mentioned in my blog last week, I’ve recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Carrick, chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 13, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: State of the U.S. Economy This past month I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Carrick, the chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect, as well as CanaData. He has ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 27, 2017 Growth in Employment Lags Behind Construction Put-In-Place Value In the spring of 2016, there was some concern around construction employment because there had been a few months of job declines. As the year progressed, that ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 14, 2017 U.S. Is Struggling for a Passing Grade in Infrastructure After four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released their new 2017 Infrastructure Report Card for the United States. Similar to their ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
January 20, 2017 Construction in 2017 by Region, State and MSA Where will the U.S. see the most growth in 2017? The numbers are in, and we have a pretty good idea where things are headed.
By Carolina Cavalcante
January 4, 2017 The Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signaling the U.S. Economy is Strong Last month, the Federal Reserve voted unanimously to raise the interest rate to 0.75%. It was the first rate increase since December 2015, and this time around ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
December 13, 2016 U.S. National End-Market Construction Forecast 2017 is just around the corner and in preparation for that, we have developed a consensus growth forecast for the upcoming year. In this article, we'll examine ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
December 6, 2016 How Will Trump Affect the Construction Industry? Election results are in and now we speculate on what will happen in the construction industry. While none of it is certain, and only time will tell, there are ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante

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