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David Chereb pays Pit & Quarry another visit for a Road to Recovery video. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sponsored: What dynamics are currently at play related to aggregate demand?

May 19, 2021By and

P&Q contributor David Chereb says everything he’s seeing in the market at the moment is positive, and aggregate producers are emerging from the pandemic better than expected just six months ago.

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The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine should invigorate consumer and business confidence and elevate employment levels. Photo: matejmo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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Dodge Data: November a mixed month for construction starts

December 16, 2020By

Dodge Data & Analytics reports that weakness in residential and nonbuilding activity overwhelmed strength in nonresidential building.

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Offering real-time visibility on haulers is one approach aggregate producers can take to enhance customer service. Photo: P&Q Staff

Marcum economist talks jobs, offers 2021 outlook

December 16, 2020By

The construction industry has recovered nearly three-quarters of the jobs lost during the first two months of the pandemic. Marcum’s Anirban Basu offers perspective on this and more.

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What’s in store for public works construction in 2021?

December 14, 2020By and

Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts public works construction starts to be flat in the new year. Richard Branch, Dodge Data’s chief economist, explains why in a video interview with Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik

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Dodge Momentum Index posts dip in October 2020

November 6, 2020By

Dodge Data & Analytics’ index slipped 1.8 percent last month. The commercial component lost momentum while the institutional component gained.

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Report: 82 percent of contractors have ‘moderate to high’ confidence in U.S. market

September 21, 2020By

Eighty-two percent of commercial construction contractors have moderate to high confidence that the U.S. market will provide sufficient business opportunities in the next 12 months, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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According to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee, a recession began in March of this year. Photo: claffra/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Redefining ‘recession’ and the case that it’s already over

July 22, 2020By

A National Bureau of Economic Research committee strayed within recent weeks from the textbook definition of ‘recession,’ arguing that one began in March of this year. Dodge Data & Analytics’ Richard Branch offers some perspective on the committee’s rationale.

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