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ABC, AIA and NAHB economists predict industry growth through 2017

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ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker and NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast today. read more. Management

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Construction input prices surge to start 2017, ABC says

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ABC Economics. Energy prices remain on the ascent. Construction input prices collectively rose by 1 percent on a monthly basis and 3.8 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. read more. Management

Construction Input Prices Surge to Start 2017, ABC Says Energy Prices Remain on the Ascent

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The post Construction Input Prices Surge to Start 2017, ABC Says Energy Prices Remain on the Ascent appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction InputWASHINGTON, D.C. Construction input prices collectively rose by 1 percent on a monthly basis and 3.8 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of U.S. Read more.

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ABC's Construction Backlog Indicator fell to end 2016

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Construction backlog fell by 4 percent during the last quarter of 2016, according to the latest Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Contractors in each segment surveyed—commercial/institutional, infrastructure and heavy industrial—all saw lower backlog during the fourth quarter, with firms in the heavy industrial segment experiencing the largest drop, down 16.8 percent to an average backlog of 5.5 months

ABC predicts modest growth for 2017 nonresidential construction sector; warns of vulnerability for contractor

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017. While contractors are vulnerable to rising commodity prices and potential interest rate increases in 2017, the middling consumer-led recovery should still lead to modest growth in construction spending and employment

ABC: Output expands, but nonresidential fixed investment falters

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 1.2% (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016’s second quarter according to according to an analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This modest figure follows a 0.8% annualized rate of output growth registered during the year’s first quarter

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ABC economist predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments closely related to the current American energy and industrial production resurgence. Body Image: read more.

ABC: Construction material prices rise again in May

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in May and have now expanded for three consecutive months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Construction input prices expanded by 0.7% The rise follows eight consecutive months during which construction input prices fell; prices remain 3.4% below their year-ago level.

ABC Predicts Continued Construction Industry Growth in 2015

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments closely related to the current American energy and industrial production resurgence. Body Image: read more.

Craft Competitions: 200 Apprentices Show Their Stuff At ABC Event

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Chuck Goodrich, CEO of Indiana electrical contractor Gaylor Electric and chair-elect of the Associated Builders and Contractors, which represents nonunion construction firms, describes his company’s participation in the group’s national apprentice craft competition as a “rite of passage in demonstrating our commitment to helping people be their best ”

ABC: Nonresidential construction spending down in April

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Census Bureau data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1% in April according to analysis of U.S. Nonresidential spending totaled $688.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate.

ABC Predicts Continued Construction Industry Growth in 2015

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments closely related to the current American energy and industrial production resurgence

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ABC Green Home Wins Best Zero Net Energy Home Design at PCBC 2013 Golden Nugget Awards

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Architecture + Planning was named the winner of the 2013 PCBC Gold Nugget Grand Award for the “Best Zero Net Energy Home Design” with its ABC (Affordable, Buildable and Certifiable) Green Home, a 1,695 square foot single-family residence that provides builders with a blueprint for mass production of houses that can generate energy in amounts that are equal or greater to consumption.

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Construction Backlog Rebounds in Third Quarter, ABC Says

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The post Construction Backlog Rebounds in Third Quarter, ABC Says appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC Construction Backlog IndicatorWASHINGTON, D.C.– Overall backlog expanded to 8.7 months, up 2 percent from the second quarter and 2.2 percent (0.2 months) on a year-over-year basis. cities. Read more.

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ABC's Construction Backlog Indicator for the Third Quarter of 2014

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Nonresidential building contractors see backlogs expand. Business Management

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 38 States Year-Over-Year, ABC Says

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The post Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 38 States Year-Over-Year, ABC Says appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC BLS NSA Construction Unemployment RatesWASHINGTON, D.C. The rates for two states, Kansas and Texas, were unchanged from November 2015. The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.7 percent was down 0.5 Meanwhile, Read more.

ABC to Buy L&W

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According to Marketwatch.com, ABC Supply , headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin announced Monday it has entered an agreement with USG Corporation to buy L&W Supply, located in Roselle, Illinois, from USG for $670 million in cash. The deal is expected to close before the end of 2016

ABC: Backlog Skyrockets for Largest Firms During Q2

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months during the second quarter of 2016, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) released this week Construction backlog for large contractors reached a new peak of 14.06

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Expands Again During Solid Third Quarter, ABC Reports

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The post Nonresidential Fixed Investment Expands Again During Solid Third Quarter, ABC Reports appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC Nonresidential constructionWASHINGTON, D.C. Real gross domestic product expanded 2.9 This follows a 1.4 percent increase during the second quarter and represents the tenth consecutive quarter of economic expansion. Read more.

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Economic growth stronger than headline GDP figure suggests, ABC says

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In a sign of continued recovery for the U.S. economy, both real gross domestic product (GDP) and nonresidential fixed investment expanded during the third quarter. read more. Business Development Management

July Construction Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2000

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Economic News ABC Construction EmploymentWASHINGTON, D.C., — In July, not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates improved in 43 states and the nation, adding 209,000 workers on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 4.5 percent.

Hoar Construction Earns National Awards from ABC

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HOUSTON, Texas -- Associated Builders and Contractors presented Pyramid awards to Hoar Construction for the firm’s work on recent construction projects, including NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama (Institutional category). The awards were presented at the 25th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 5. frontpage

Accelerated Bridge Construction -Features, Advantages and Sequence of Construction

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Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) uses innovative planning, design, resources and techniques to accelerate the bridge construction without. Bridges Structures Bridge Bridge Construction Construction Structural

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ABC Files Lawsuit Against 'Blacklisting' Rule

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As promised, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and its ABC Southeast Texas Chapter announced Friday they filed a lawsuit challenging the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as the “blacklisting” rule, which was released Aug. 25, 2016

September's nonresidential spending retains momentum in October, ABC says

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Census Bureau data released by ABC today. Nonresidential construction spending expanded in October for the third consecutive month according to analysis of U.S. read more. Plumbing Contractor Business Development

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Mountain States: On the Scene for 2/20

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ABC Rocky Mountain presents its annual member awards

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8 Questions with ABC's National Craft Professional 2015

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ABC Oklahoma Member Mullin to Deliver Weekly GOP Radio Address

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Markwayne Mullin, owner of Mullin Plumbing and a member of the ABC Oklahoma Chapter, has been selected by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to deliver the weekly Republican radio address on Saturday, Oct. read more. Management

Update: ABC Files Suit Against DOL’s ‘Persuader Rule’

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), ABC of Arkansas and a coalition of stakeholders announced they have filed a joint lawsuit challenging the final “persuader rule” issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on March 24, 2016. The legal challenge was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Construction remains one of economy's bright spots

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ABC Construction Economic Update. The U.S. construction industry added 37,000 net new jobs in March according to an analysis of today's U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release. read more. Management

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Construction Lost Jobs in December, Says ABC

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The post Construction Lost Jobs in December, Says ABC appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC construction jobs U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C.— National construction employment declined by 3,000 net jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, according to analysis of U.S. These data are adjusted for seasonal variations, Read more. Burea of Labor Statistisc

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March construction unemployment rates improve in 30 states from 2015

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Construction unemployment rates improved in March with 298,000 new jobs added, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Bernard Markstein, Ph.D. for Associated Builders and Contractors. read more. Management

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ABC Congratulates National Craft Championships Winners

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners in its 2013 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 30 - May3 in Birmingham, Ala. read more. Business Devlopment

Construction Job Growth Rebounds in 2017, ABC Says

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The post Construction Job Growth Rebounds in 2017, ABC Says appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC Nonresidential construction U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. National construction employment started 2017 on a high note, adding 36,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, according to analysis of U.S. The 0.5 Read more. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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ABC Predicts Modest Growth for 2017 Nonresidential Construction Sector

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percent in 2017,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The post ABC Predicts Modest Growth for 2017 Nonresidential Construction Sector appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News eNews 2017 ABC Employment Nonresidential construction spendingWASHINGTON, D.C. Associated Builders and Contractors forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. The U.S. Read more.

Construction Backlog Up to 8.7 Months Nationally

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“For the first time in years, some contractors are reporting that they are turning away work,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The Associated Builders and Contractors Association (ABC) released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for March 2016 that reflects national and regional backlog figures for the fourth quarter of 2015

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