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Construction prices moderate as energy costs slip

April 21, 2017
Construction input prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in March, increasing by 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Contractors expect a few dips, but remain confident of growth

April 7, 2017
Expectations for 2017 have become less optimistic, but the majority of industrial and commercial construction contractors still expect growth this year, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index from Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction prices continue upward trajectory

March 24, 2017
Construction input prices expanded 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in February, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction employment surges to best month in 10 years

March 17, 2017
National construction employment surged in February, as the industry added 58,000 seasonally adjusted net new jobs, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction employment sees early growth in 2017

February 10, 2017
National construction employment started 2017 on a high note, adding 36,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Employment increase is smallest in four years

January 27, 2017
National construction employment declined by 3,000 net jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Energy prices nudge construction materials higher

January 20, 2017
Construction input prices rebounded in December after experiencing a steep decline in November, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Nonresidential construction spending reaches eight-year peak

January 6, 2017
Nonresidential construction surged in November, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Contractors should heed pricing volatility during bid process

December 23, 2016
Construction input prices experienced their most rapid monthly decline since February 2016 in November, falling 0.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Slower growth expected for commercial, industrial sectors

December 16, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017. Read More