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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 […]

The table accompanying this article records ConstructConnect’s hospital construction starts in all states of the U.S. and in the provinces and regions of Canada. On the left-hand side of the dividing line in Table 1 are annual average starts levels for the six-year period 2010 to 2015 inclusive, plus the average annual percent changes for […]

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 […]

The table accompanying this article shows the dollar volumes of roadbuilding starts for all states in the U.S. and all provinces in Canada. The left-hand side of the dividing bar in Table 1 focuses on annual average dollar volume levels for the six-year period 2010 to 2015, also including annual average percentage changes. The right-hand […]

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 […]

The hottest news concerning the economies north and south of the border these days is being generated by equity prices. U.S. and Canadian stock market indices have been moving from strength to strength. As of January 2017’s month-end closing, the Dow-Jones Industrial index was +21% year over year (y/y) and +28% relative to its 52-week […]

Total construction starts in the US grew by 6.4% in 2016 to reach $609bn, a slowdown from the 8.3% growth posted in 2015. The nonresidential sector provided the main impetus, with growth above 20% in several large categories, including laboratories, retail, parking garages and sports stadiums. New residential construction increased by 5.6%, as a 7.9% […]

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 […]

At an increase of +48,000 jobs, Canada achieved a second straight month of exceptional employment growth in January. December’s gain had been an almost equally bullish +46,000 positions, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. The year-over-year pickup in jobs has been +276,000 or +23,000 on average per month. The comparable figure from a […]