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Economic News

By: ConstructConnect Project Research
June 24th, 2021

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in May 2021. 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.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 23rd, 2021

The ten graphs in this article update the latest housing starts information for the U.S. and Canada through May 2021. Both countries are currently experiencing new home building booms. Super low mortgage and secondary-financing interest rates, a build-up of savings while being locked down during the pandemic and the pronounced shift to working from home and escaping from crowded downtown cores have been some of the major contributors to the uptick in new accommodation demand.

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Operating Insights

By: Katie Tejada
June 23rd, 2021

Getting a job as a trade professional may seem straightforward, but there are a number of skills that everyone, from plumbers and electricians to HVAC technicians and landscapers, needs to maintain. Most of these jobs are both physically and mentally challenging and require strong personalities to ensure successful work. In addition to the basic skills you’ll need on the job, many of these professionals must also consider their working conditions, navigating hazardous environments, tight spaces, heights, heat, and so much more!

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 21st, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

Blog Feature

Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 21st, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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Construction Bidding

By: ConstructConnect Project Research
June 21st, 2021

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects, both public and private, for the week. 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.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 18th, 2021

ConstructConnect’s Expansion Index ties to the inventory of all the projects the company has in its database that are in the planning stage, ahead of ‘starts’ or when the ground is broken.

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Operating Insights | Takeoff & Estimating

By: Melissa Mullen
June 18th, 2021

Over the past decade, the world of construction technology has evolved at a breakneck pace. Not long ago, estimators were still calculating numbers by hand and performing 2D takeoffs on pieces of paper. Today, not only are these processes automated but they can even be performed all under the same roof if one wishes.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 17th, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

Blog Feature

Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
June 17th, 2021

The most accessible single-source resource on construction material price movements is the Producer Price Index data set from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PPI series monitors prices charged by producers as they exit through factory gates.