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Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 11 – 15, 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. Alabama Enterprise Station Location: Enterprise, AL Building Use: Retail – Shopping […]

Hurricane Harvey, which first struck southern Texas on Saturday August 25, and Hurricane Irma, which reached landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday September 10, will ‘muddy’ the economic statistics for months to come. Estimates of the physical damage range widely, with $200 billion as the current outer limit. Homes, shopping malls, schools, churches, fast-food […]

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2017. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and nonresidential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair […]

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for August 2017. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when jobsite work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, […]

ConstructConnect today announced that August’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $28.7 billion. The month-to-month performance was -9.8%, a somewhat steeper decline than the usual July-to-August change, due to seasonality, of -3.5%. August of this year versus the same month of last year recorded a large drop, -18.5%. But standalone August of this […]

Canadian total employment in the month of August pulled ahead by +22,000 jobs. The year-over-year change has been a strong gain of +374,000 jobs. The monthly average increase in employment has been three times faster year to date in 2017 than during the same January-to-August period of 2016, +27,000 versus +9,000. Considerable volatility will often […]

The U.S. total employment increase since the Great Recession has been quite strong. Most type-of-job categories have bounced back with remarkable resiliency. There are seven areas within the economy, however, where the jobs improvement has gone well beyond most others. Their employment levels have displayed almost nothing but ascending progressions. They even moved through 2008-09’s […]

Offsite construction has been around for years, but interest in this construction method has grown rapidly in the past decade. Benefits of offsite construction include decreased costs compared to conventional construction methods, shortened project schedules, reduced waste and safer working conditions. Offsite construction typically comes in two forms: modular and prefabricated. With modular construction, entire […]