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Construction input prices down in November, says ABC

Construction input prices down in November, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 0.4% for the month and are down 1.0% since November 2018. Natural […]

Florida tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard state ranking for second year in a row

Florida tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard state ranking for second year in a row

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education and job growth, and promote fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects. Florida topped the list for the second year in a row based on […]

Real growth for 2020 transportation construction market, ARTBA chief economist says

Real growth for 2020 transportation construction market, ARTBA chief economist says

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow at least 5 percent next year, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 4 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “The real market growth for 2020 is being fueled by increased transportation investments from federal, state and local governments,” says ARTBA Chief […]

ABC’s 2020 Construction Economic Forecast: Momentum persists, despite uncertainties

ABC’s 2020 Construction Economic Forecast: Momentum persists, despite uncertainties

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts continued momentum for the construction sector next year but advised an overall “wait-and-see” approach based on leading and lagging indicators and economic uncertainties, according to a 2020 economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine. Although ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator—a leading indicator that reflects projects […]

ARTBA’s 2020 transportation construction market forecast coming December 4

ARTBA’s 2020 transportation construction market forecast coming December 4

WASHINGTON, DC — American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will detail the association’s five-year transportation construction market outlook in her annual forecast, 3 p.m. Eastern, Dec. 4. Topics to be covered as part of the webinar include: National market forecast and which states are driving the activity; Highway, bridge, […]