ConstructConnect partnered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Hanley Wood Media and industry volunteers to revitalize the Jacquelyn House at the Santa Maria Hostel in Houston, Texas as part of AEC Cares’ eighth annual “blitz build.” “ConstructConnect, along with the AIA and Hanley Wood Media, is proud of the contribution that AEC Cares made […]

Weather-related disasters have become all too common.  The destruction is horrific and the rebuilding costs are astronomical – not to mention the pain and sadness related to the loss of lives.  Last year, weather-related disaster costs exceeded $306 billion. Companies that offer disaster recovery and rebuilding services no longer find their services cyclical.  Instead, demand […]

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 […]

A month from today, more than 100 volunteers will gather together to renovate and refurbish the Santa Maria Hostel’s Jacquelyn House in Houston, Texas. The women’s substance abuse treatment center was chosen for projectHouston, AEC Cares’ eighth annual blitz build, to provide a much-needed makeover to one of their facilities. AEC Cares is a 501(c)(3) […]

Construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,315.4 billion in July 2018. This is 0.1% higher than June’s estimate which was revised down from $1,317.2 billion to $1,314.2 billion, per the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. May’s estimate was revised back down from $1,332.4 billion to $1,324.3 billion. The July […]

Strange as it might seem, the threat of administration-imposed tariffs has not slowed investment in America’s ports. The extremely large megaships are coming through the Suez Canal headed to America and U.S. ports will be ready.  Most are already engaged in making upgrades, performing maintenance, expanding to facilitate the larger ships and constructing new storage […]

The equipment rental market has witnessed outstanding growth in the past years. In 2014, a survey showed that even if leasing was still a leading strategy for construction managers, heavy equipment rentals have increased 75% in 2013 to 2014 – with specialized equipment types showing even higher spikes in rental frequency. While some equipment proved […]

Architecture firms had another strong month for billings in July, marking the 10th consecutive month of growth. Growth in billings has been slowing over the past couple of months. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for July was 50.7, down from a score of 51.3 in June, per the latest report from the American Institute […]