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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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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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AGC: Construction employment up in 31 states, down in 18

July 20, 2020By

Additionally, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) warns that job losses will resume without federal funding.

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About P&Q’s Road to Recovery series

June 24, 2020By

A new series from Pit & Quarry is designed to help producers navigate their businesses through these uncertain times and deliver the very latest information they need to make smart decisions.

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Reopening America essential for the aggregate industry

May 19, 2020By

As P&Q’s Kevin Yanik writes, getting the economy going again means doing the little things – regularly filling your gas tank, supporting local businesses – that collectively add up to generate revenues states count on.

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Construction starts retreat in April 2020

May 18, 2020By

The decline is the result of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recession that hit the construction sector, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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