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Cities with vibrant cultural assets attract tourists, retail establishments, hotels, real estate developers, and appreciation from local citizens. Cultural facilities also boost a region’s economic engine. The 2002 redevelopment of Millennium Park in Chicago, for example, spurred $1.6 billion in revitalization nearby. Libraries, museums, multipurpose theaters, recreational venues, and civic centers also are key components […]

A Wealth of Mega Projects ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $52.2 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below). The month-to-month percentage change versus April was +35.2%, or more than one-third. The large jump resulted from start-ups on five mega projects (see Top 10 Project Starts […]

The construction industry has gotten a bad rap for being notoriously slow at adopting new technology. Despite the proliferation of new tech that has hit the market in the last decade, many construction firms continue to underinvest in technology. Being unwilling to embrace the industry’s current tech revolution is no longer a sustainable business model […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of June 3 – 7, 2019. 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 Whole Foods / Birmingham Location: Birmingham, AL Building Use: Retail […]

U.S. Jobs +75,000 in May, but Flat After Revisions The latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) records a gain of +75,000 in total U.S. jobs in May. The +75,000 month-to-month increase was the second lowest so far this year. February’s figure was worse at +56,000.  What’s hidden, however, unless one […]

Are you still performing your takeoffs manually? If so, you probably spend more time shuffling through papers and plans than putting together your estimate and chances are you aren’t alone. According to McKinsey Global Institute’s Industry Digitization Index, the construction industry is one of the least digitized, beating out agriculture to avoid being at the […]

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming Recreational and Retail, Wholesale, Warehouse 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 projects, and […]

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming Northeast and Southeast construction projects in the United States. 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 […]