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

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of May 28 – June 1, 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 Murphy Express #8858 / Tuscaloosa Location: Tuscaloosa, AL Building […]

May was the second-best month of this year so far for jobs creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)’s Employment Situation Report. The latest month’s figure of +223,000 jobs was runner-up only to February’s +324,000. The average monthly increase in employment to-date in 2018 has been +207,000 jobs, a gain of +20% relative […]

Construction spending rose to a record-high seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,310.4 billion in April. This is a 1.8% increase from March’s estimate which was revised up from $1,284.7 billion to $1,286.8 billion. February’s estimate was revised up again from $1,306.4 billion to $1,309.2 billion. April’s estimate is up 7.6% from a year ago when […]

Last week, ConstructConnect announced the acquisition of SmartBid, a construction bid management platform, from JBKnowledge. The combination of ConstructConnect’s iSqFt bid management platform with SmartBid creates a win-win scenario for customers. The combination of the iSqFt and SmartBid creates a larger network of construction professionals, both of general contractors looking for subcontractors and of subcontractors […]

Aficionados of horror movies know there are certain things – e.g., the proximity of Frankenstein’s monster – that will cause ‘the villagers’ to pick up their pitchforks and charge into the woods for a confrontation. It’s widely understood that the ‘villagers’ are you and me. Such works may be escapist fiction, but while basic safety […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of May 21 – 25, 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 Additions to Gresham Elementary School Location: Vestavia, AL Building Use: […]

Tables 1 and 2 accompanying this article provide insight into the residential real estate markets in nearly all of America’s largest (by population) metropolitan statistics areas (MSAs). The raw data for 49 cities has been calculated by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For two cities that would normally be included in the analysis, Detroit […]

Tables 1 and 2 accompanying this article set out the latest (March 2018) year-over-year jobs growth and unemployment rate rankings for the 51 largest (by population) U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). The raw data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The objective for any city is that its jobs growth be faster rather […]