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Construction materials prices continue free fall

January 22, 2016
Construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, losing 1.2 percent on a monthly basis and 4 percent on a yearly basis, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. Read More

Construction employment continues year-end surge

January 1, 2016
Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of the recent employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Specialty trade contractors lead employment surge

November 27, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added more jobs in October than during the previous four months combined, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction materials prices plunge in September

October 23, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries plunged 1.6 percent in September after shedding 0.9 percent in August, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Nonresidential construction dip no cause for concern

October 2, 2015
Nonresidential construction employment fell by 700 jobs in August after losing 5,600 jobs in July and 800 jobs in June. Read More

Construction materials prices dominated by crisis economics

July 31, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.2 percent in June after increasing 1.1 percent in May. Read More

Michigan's no-fault insurance law and the out-of-state traveler

July 17, 2015
It is a Friday in mid-July, the type of summer day we dream about in February: sunshine, a cloudless sky, high-70 degree temperatures and no humidity. I am heading north on U.S. 131 at 5:30 p.m., ready to start my weekend. Read More

Be clear on design responsibility

July 3, 2015
I want to build a building, and I want you to design it. Read More

Construction materials prices up for May, down for year

June 19, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded by 1.1 percent in May, the largest month-over-month increase in more than two years and only the third time in the past 10 months that construction input prices have grown on a monthly basis. Read More

Monthly construction materials prices remain tame

May 22, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries fell by 0.1 percent in April, ending a two-month streak during which material prices expanded by greater than 0.4 percent. Read More