Construction spending fell 0.1% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,308.8 billion. September’s estimate for construction spending was revised down from $1,329.5 billion to $1,310.8 billion. August’s estimate has also been revised down from $1,328.8 billion to $1,311.8 billion, per the latest monthly construction spending report from the U.S. Census Bureau.   […]

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. […]

Construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,329.5 billion in September 2018. This is just 0.05% higher than August’s estimate which has been revised up from $1,318.5 billion to $1,328.8 billion. July’s estimate was also revised up slightly from $1,317.4 billion to $1,317.7 billion, per the latest report from the U.S. Census […]

Demand for design services recorded its 12th consecutive month of growth in September, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The September ABI score was 51.1, down from August’s score of 54.2, marking a slowdown in growth for architecture billings. The long stretch of growth in billings […]

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 […]