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 […]

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 […]

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 accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton 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 […]

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming California and Florida 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 […]