Tag: construction industry

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AGC: Labor issues still lingering

December 6, 2023By and

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson shares his thoughts on the current state of industry employment.

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Construction’s 2023 performance, 2024 outlook

November 21, 2023By and

Ken Simonson, chief economist with the Associated General Contractors of America, looks at what trends emerged in the construction industry in 2023 and how those trends could play out in the coming year.

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Nonbuilding construction starts were up 24 percent in April compared to a year earlier, according to Dodge Construction Network. Photo: ThamKC/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Construction market remains resilient despite challenges

June 22, 2023By

Although labor shortages and rising interest rates still pose challenges, economists from several agencies explain that in most areas the industry continues to thrive.

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Dodge: On the ‘razor’s edge’ of a recession

May 24, 2023By and

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says while the risk of a recession in 2023 is real, he believes the U.S. will still avoid one this year.

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Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says residential construction starts increased for two consecutive months – something not seen for more than a year. Photo: jhorrocks/E+/Getty images

What to expect in the coming months for construction

May 17, 2023By

Despite ongoing economic pressures, the construction industry remains strong through four-plus months of 2023.

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Evaluating the current state of construction

May 2, 2023By and

While the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and a boon in manufacturing starts are helping some construction sectors, others are feeling more strain from rising interest rates, says Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch.

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Aggregate producers attending ConExpo-Con/Agg will find plenty of relevant exhibits in the outdoor Silver Lot. Photo: ConExpo-Con/Agg

What producers will find at ConExpo-Con/Agg

March 6, 2023By

The upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg will have plenty of equipment, technology and educational opportunities for aggregate producers to explore.

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Contractors remain cautiously optimistic in 2023

February 20, 2023By

Contractors are upbeat about public funding in 2023, but ongoing labor shortages are still causing concern. Read what economists and contractors expect in the months ahead.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees can regularly get up-close and hands-on with equipment and technology. Photo: ConExpo/Con-Agg

Momentum building for the industry’s biggest event

February 13, 2023By

ConExpo-Con/Agg continues to grow, as the 2023 trade show is slated to be nearly 5 percent bigger than the 2020 version.

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