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Construction Adds Modest 4,000 Jobs in May

Construction Adds Modest 4,000 Jobs in May

From forconstructionpros.com. The construction industry added 4,000 net new jobs in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. On a year-over-year basis, construction employment has expanded by 215,000 jobs, an increase of 3%.

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April Construction Starts Retreat 15 Percent

April Construction Starts Retreat 15 Percent

From Dodge Data and Analytics. The value of new construction starts in April fell 15% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $685.2 billion, pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Steep declines were registered by two of the three main construction sectors. Nonbuilding construction, which is comprised of public works and electric utilities/gas plants, plunged 31% from its elevated March amount which was lifted by the start of the $4.3 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron LA. 

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LIFT America Act Includes Proposed PFAS and Brownfields Remediation Grants

LIFT America Act Includes Proposed PFAS and Brownfields Remediation Grants

From jdsupra.com. The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow's America Act (LIFT America Act or the Act), H.R. 2741 - 116th Congress, was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on May 15, 2019. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is scheduled to hold a hearing on the LIFT America Act on May 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. The LIFT America Act seeks to provide funding to rehablilitate drinking water infrastructure containing per-or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and redevelop brownfields.

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ABC: Construction Backlog Expands to 9.5 Months

ABC: Construction Backlog Expands to 9.5 Months

From forconstructionpros.com. Associate Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February 2019 when CBI stood at 8.8 months.

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More than 7,000 Robots Will Work in Construction by 2025, Report Says

More than 7,000 Robots Will Work in Construction by 2025, Report Says

From roboticsbusinessreview.com. Research firm Tractica today projected a $226 million revenue market by 2025 for the construction robotics space, an area that traditionally has been labor-intensive and not focused on robotics as much as industries such as manufacturing, supply chain logistics, and health care.

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Construction Input Prices Rise Again in April

Construction Input Prices Rise Again in April

From consructionpros.com. Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Nonresidential input prices rose 0.9% compared to March and are up 2.8% on an annual basis.

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246 units in Daniel Brooks Homes community to be demolished for redevelopment

246 units in Daniel Brooks Homes community to be demolished for redevelopment

From myfox8.com. HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Housing Authority of the City of High Point has received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish and dispose of the primary site at the Daniel Brooks Homes community, according to a news release from the housing authority.

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Midland marks Economic Development Week

Midland marks Economic Development Week

From Midland Daily News. The Jobs Ready Michigan program helps meet talent needs of companies that are expanding or relocating to Michigan, while the Brownfield Program encourages development in Midland on properties that are contaminated, functionally obsolete, blighted or historic.

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Construction Job Growth Remains Strong Adding 33K Jobs in April

Construction Job Growth Remains Strong Adding 33K Jobs in April

From forconstructionpros.com. Compared to the same time last year, industry employment is up by 256,000 jobs, an increase of 3.5%.The construction industry added 33,000 net new jobs in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compared to the same time last year, industry employment is up by 256,000 jobs, an increase of 3.5 percent.

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Demolition - Vision for the future

Demolition - Vision for the future

From KHL. Coreum is the bigger picture. Kiesel’s vision of the future. Part showground, part construction equipment theme park, part training and educational establishment.

Fittingly, for a project that aims to be so all-embracing of Europe’s demolition and recycling industry, its name does not even come from one single word. It is a mix of “core” – the heart or centre – and “forum”, the old Latin word for a meeting place.

The choice is deliberate.

  • “It will be a meeting place for the industry,” said Toni.
  • “It will be a focal point for innovation and technology.
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