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The Trump Administration in Washington has recently imposed $200 billion in tariffs on imports from China. Included in those new duty assessments are auto parts. This action, along with another key development in Mexico, has introduced a strange twist into the dynamics of where, in North America, motor vehicle assemblers may wish to carry out […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 17 – 21, 2018. 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 Publix #1687 & Retail – Tattersall Park / Hoover Location: […]

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2018. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair […]

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This construction infographic looks at U.S. and Canadian construction material costs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling […]

Demand for design services was strong again in August, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The August ABI score was 54.2, up from July’s score of 50.7, and the eleventh consecutive month for growth for architecture billings. This sudden uptick is a positive sign as growth […]

In the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” This age-old question is one that is taken into consideration in many companies today. Given the construction industry’s great and lasting impact on society, some may even argue that it’s more important […]

Other reports written by this author over the past month have focused on ConstructConnect’s up-to-date starts statistics, persistently taut labor markets and soaring construction material costs, as captured by the Producer Price Index series. (See also the following articles: “U.S. Construction Costs Are Soaring” and “Costs of Service, Commodity and Energy Inputs Into Construction Are […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 10 – 14, 2018. 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 A New Classroom Building at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten Location: […]

The U.S. and Mexico have reached broad agreement on what they would like to see from a new NAFTA trading accord. The U.S. and Canada, to put it nicely, are still ‘sorting out some issues’. With back-and-forth trade relations between the two countries strained at present, Canada is dealing with tariffs already imposed on its […]

This past July, Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer and health advocacy group, submitted a petition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting the agency create a new safety standard to protect workers from exposure to excessive heat. In their petition, they claim that many workers, including those in construction, have to work in […]