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The following sets out, in text and graphs, ConstructConnect’s projections of U.S. put-in-place (PIP) construction activity. PIP statistics are published by the Census Bureau. They are analogous to work-in-process or progress payments as projects proceed. (PIP statistics lag up-front ‘starts’ statistics which are lump sum figures estimated when ground is broken. Also, the ‘starts’ set […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of November 19 – 23, 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 Aspen Dental / Athens Location: Athens, AL Building Use: Medical […]

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 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 […]

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming Private and Government Office Building 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 […]

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Private and Government Office Building 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 United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP.  That sounds great… but, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance.  That’s because of “access to care.” The country’s health care rankings are likely to get worse as 673 rural hospitals in the U.S. […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of November 12 – 16, 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 Ice Plant / Mobile Location: Mobile, AL Building Use: Manufacturing […]

General contractors and subcontractors are facing a mixed bag these days. On the one hand, they’re experiencing strong, even record demand with backlogs averaging over nine months. But the volatile nature of rising material prices, fueled by tariffs and trade tensions, has dampened some of this enthusiasm. Add in a nagging labor shortage and you’ve […]

There’s good reason to feel comfortable based on how well the U.S. economy is doing in terms of job creation, low unemployment rate, consumer confidence, and quarter-to-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth. But there are also shadows at the edges that are unsettling. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve has stated an intention to increase […]