Despite posting the strongest score of 2016 in December, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slipped in January to a score of 49.5 indicating a small decline in billings. The ABI is a leading indicator for future nonresidential construction spending and activity. The average lead time is nine months to a year between billings and construction […]

Building product manufacturers, take note. As the demand for delivering healthier buildings grows, there is a greater need for transparency in building products and materials. We spend about 90% of our time inside and building owners are looking for ways to make buildings healthier for occupants. Architects and specifiers need to be able to identify […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 13 – 17, 2017. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Want access to bidding projects in your service area? Get Access […]

Mass timber construction has garnered a great deal of attention recently, especially when it comes to constructing tall buildings. Over the past decade, tall wood buildings have popped in Europe, Australia and Canada. Initially, these tall wood buildings were topping out at around 10 stories. This is changing rapidly as a race to build the […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 6 – 10, 2017. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Want access to bidding projects in your service area? Get Access […]

The construction industry is responsible for more fatal occupational injuries than any other industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there 899 fatal injuries occurred in construction work. That’s one out of every five worker deaths. A major emphasis, justifiably, is placed on reducing the number of fatal […]

Whether you have a construction fleet of five or 500, the key to keeping your company’s vehicles and heavy equipment operational is implementing an effective preventive maintenance program. The average cost for a piece of heavy equipment is over $20,000. Depending on how much heavy equipment your company owns, a large percentage of your company’s […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 30 – February 3, 2017. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Want access to bidding projects in your service area? Get […]

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending for December 2016 was estimated at $1,181.5 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 0.2% below November’s estimate which was revised up from up from $1,182.1 billion to $1,184.4 billion. October’s annual rate was revised back up from $1,171.4 billion to […]

The adoption and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility that creates a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility to form a reliable basis for decisions from conception to the end of its lifecycle, has skyrocketed over the past few years. Some of […]