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From the monthly archives: March 2016

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Construction Employment Growth Slow but Steady

Friday, March 4, 2016 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March, 4—The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in February according to an analysis of today's U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment release by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Year-over-year, the industry has added 253,000 net new jobs, an increase of 4 percent. The nonresidential sector added only 2,800 net new jobs in February after adding 3,600 jobs in January (revised upward from 2,900). Nonresidential specialty trade contractors lost jobs for the second consecutive month, while residential specialty trade contractors added 13,800 net new jobs in February—more than the other four subsectors combined. The civil and heavy engineering category continued its tepid growth, adding just 700 net new jobs for the month. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:30 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 3– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to four member companies: Hensel Phelps, Wu & Associates Inc., Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corp. and United Rentals Inc. Representatives from each company received the award on March 2 during ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors National Safety Award Winners

Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:45 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 3 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of its 2015 National Safety Awards. A total of 41 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety processes and performance on March 2 during the 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 3 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the recipients of the 26th annual Excellence in Construction® awards. A total of 105 projects collectively worth $2.8 billion were honored at the Excellence in Construction Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

David Allen Company Named Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors

Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has named David Allen Company of Raleigh, N.C., its 2015 Contractor of the Year. Art Odom, president of the company, accepted ABC’s highest honor at the 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala on March 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Nonresidential Spending Regains Momentum in January

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:12 PM
Nonresidential construction spending crested the $700 billion mark on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in January for the first time since March 2009, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and 12.3 percent on a yearly basis, totaling $701.9 billion. The Census Bureau upwardly revised December’s estimate from $681.2 billion to $684.5 billion, though they downgraded November’s figure from $683.7 to $680.5 million. Private nonresidential construction spending increased by 1 percent for the month, while its public counterpart expanded by 4.6 percent. Read the rest of entry »
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