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The accompanying table records the top 10 featured construction projects in the U.S. for December 2016. 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 […]

ConstructConnect announced today that December’s level of U.S. construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $24.0 billion, an increase of 3.4% versus the dollar volume in the period before. The gain, small though it may have been, was welcome nonetheless since November-to-December’s long-term average change, on account of inhibiting winter weather, has been -5.0%. December of […]

When it comes to construction safety, does your company take a reactive or proactive approach? For most companies, their safety programs probably contain a combination of the two approaches. Proactive in some ways, but reactive on other aspects of safety. For example, an incentive program that rewards numbers of days without an accident or injury […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 9 – 13, 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 […]

Several of the primary sources for construction material cost information north and south of the border are the Producer Price Index (PPI) numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) and Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) series from Statistics Canada. The latest (November 2016) results from both […]

Lean construction is all about efficiency. Construction firm owners should care about it because it has the potential to saves firms time and money. Lean construction accomplishes savings by allowing teams to complete jobs faster with less waste of materials, time and labor. This is especially important to construction companies after the end of the […]

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming library and museum construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and […]

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Oil & Gas and Electric Power & Communications construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, government buildings, industrial projects, oil and […]

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey report for December 2016 records a countrywide gain in total employment of +54,000 jobs. December’s rise was the second highest monthly increase of the year, only falling short of September’s +67,000 jobs. Furthermore, the latest monthly climb featured an outsized pickup in full-time jobs, +81,000. The last time more full-time […]