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The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming recreational and retail, wholesale, and warehouse 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 gas projects, […]

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming Northeast and Southeast construction projects in the United States. 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 […]

ConstructConnect’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick recently sat down with Carolina Borges Cavalcante of Oldcastle Building Solutions to discuss the economy and the outlook for the construction industry. In Part 1 of the interview, Alex and Carolina discuss the U.S. economy. Highlights from Part 1: The U.S. economy is doing extremely well. Weekly initial jobless claims has […]

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in May 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 construction projects. Such jobs have often received a […]

By now we should all be familiar with OSHA’s Fatal Four in construction: falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions and being caught in or between objects. These are top four causes of construction worker deaths each year. For 2015, the breakdown was as follows: Falls – 364 out of 937 total construction worker deaths in […]

ConstructConnect announced today that May construction starts, excluding residential activity, were +5% versus April. The modest rise fell a little short of the usual percentage change between April and May, due to seasonality, of +8%. Versus May of last year, nonresidential starts in the fifth month of this year were +2.0%. Compared with January through […]