February’s Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides another healthy dose of good news concerning the U.S. economy. Net job creation in the latest month was +235,000. A monthly figure of between +150,000 and +199,000 is reason to smile. When the gain is +200,000 or more, big goofy grins can easily […]

This is the fourth article in a ‘Handy Reference Guide’ series that has previously highlighted ConstructConnect’s construction starts statistics for roads, hospitals and educational projects. This time it is office building work that is under the microscope with the accompanying table setting out results for all states in the U.S. and almost all the provinces […]

Interest in using public-private partnerships (P3s) to fix the country’s failing infrastructure has steadily been growing. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have estimated that an investment of $3.6 trillion is needed by 2020 to fix America’s infrastructure. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recently released their 2017 Bridge Report […]

The previous report set out ConstructConnect’s construction starts for all U.S. states according to ‘lower’ and ‘higher’ education. The former refers to elementary and secondary schools while the latter has colleges and universities in its fold. It was pointed out that for Canada, the history of starts contains only ‘total educational’ work, without making the […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 27 – March 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 […]

Two previous articles shone spotlights on ConstructConnect’s U.S. and Canadian starts statistics, first for ‘roads’, then for ‘hospitals’. They both also stressed the words ‘handy reference guide’ in their headlines. In this current story, plus the next one, there will be a concentration on school construction starts. The following looks at the U.S. market, with […]

This report showcases two leading indicators of U.S. construction activity, one originating in the public sector, the other in the private sector. Beginning with the government measure, the U.S. Bureau of the Census publishes put-in-place (PIP) capital spending figures every month. The flow of PIP dollars is meant to mirror progress payments as projects proceed, […]

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending for January 2017 was estimated at $1,180.3 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 0.1% below the December 2016 estimate which has been revised up from $1,181.5 billion to $1,192.2 billion. November’s estimate was also revised up again from $1,184.4 billion […]