Category Archives: Association News and Events

  • The Decorative Concrete Council prepares for 20th anniversary

    The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., will be 20 years old in 2018. Made up of concrete contractors that install decorative concrete, manufacturers and other interested parties, the mission of the DCC is to “Advance Decorative Concrete Contractors through Education and Networking.”

    ABC Elects 2018 National Chair, Other Leadership Posts

    During its Leadership Week Conference in Orlando Nov. 7, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Board of Directors elected George Nash to serve as the association’s 2018 national chair. Tony Rader was elected to serve as the association’s 2018 chair-elect. Ray Zamora was elected to serve as the association’s secretary.

    Voters Demonstrate Overwhelming Support for Transportation Investment

    Over 80 percent of State & Local Ballot Measures Approved Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (ARTBA-TIAC).

    Construction Spending Up in September; Down on a YOY Basis

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1—Nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5 percent in September, totaling $698.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, nonresidential construction spending is down 2.9 percent on a year-over-year basis, with construction spending related to manufacturing down 20.3 percent since […]

    ARTBA 2018 U.S. Transportation Construction Market Forecast Webinar Nov. 30

    Briefing is for Analysts & Investors, Public Officials and Construction Executives American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will provide her 2018 national transportation construction market forecast during a 75-minute webinar on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. Eastern.