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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
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

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