Associated General Contractors of America

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100 articles by Associated General Contractors of America:

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Construction material costs jump for second month in a row

Construction material costs jump for second month in a row

Diesel prices soar for second time as copper, aluminum, lumber and steel also spike, while prices hold steady or fall for finished buildings. Full story

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Construction employment declines in 28 states

Construction employment declines in 28 states

Texas adds the most construction jobs and D.C. adds the highest percentage year-over-year while New Jersey experiences the largest annual decline. Full story

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Construction sector adds 5,000 jobs

Construction sector adds 5,000 jobs

Residential and nonresidential construction both add jobs in September, but industry employment is still down 5,000 compared to one year ago. Full story

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Construction employment declines by 1,000

Construction employment declines by 1,000

Construction employment declined by 1,000 in July even though the industry’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since 2008. Full story

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Construction spending reaches highest level since December 2009

Construction spending reaches highest level since December 2009

Construction spending in June rose to a 2-1/2 year high as double-digit percentage increases in private residential and nonresidential construction. Full story

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Construction employment experiences decline May

Construction employment experiences decline May

Construction employment fell in May by 28,000, the largest decline in two years, and is now at the lowest level since last August. Full story

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Construction employment declines

Construction employment declines

Construction employment declines in 157 out of 337 metro areas between April 2011 and April 2012 as construction demand remains weak. Full story

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Construction materials prices spike in March

Construction materials prices spike in March

The cost of construction materials jumped in March, even as the amount contractors charge to complete projects remained stagnant, according to the AGC. Full story

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Construction employment rises in 30 states

Construction employment rises in 30 states

Construction employment rose in 30 states and the District of Columbia between February 2011 and February 2012. Full story

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January construction spending slips from year-end

January construction spending slips from year-end

Construction spending inched down less than 0.1 percent in January, following a large upward revision in December and November, according to the AGC of America. Full story

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Construction spending hits 17-month high

Construction spending hits 17-month high

Construction spending totaled $807 billion in November 2011, as homebuilding, private nonresidential construction and public construction all increased. Full story

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Construction material prices inch down in November

Construction material prices inch down in November

The amount contractors pay for a range of key construction materials edged down 0.1 percent in November but climbed 6.2 percent from a year earlier. Full story

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Construction employment increased in 146 out of 337 metro areas

Construction employment increased in 146 out of 337 metro areas

Construction employment increased in 146 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2010 and August 2011, declined in 145 and stayed level in 46. Full story

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Construction employment declines

Construction employment declines

Construction employment declined in 27 states between June 2010 and 2011 and dropped in 22 states and D.C. between May and June. Full story

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Construction Material Costs Outrun Finished Building Prices in June

Construction Material Costs Outrun Finished Building Prices in June

Construction costs again outpaced other producer prices in June but contractors remained unable to recoup the costs through higher bid prices. Full story

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AGC Charities Renovates Home of Child With Rare Epilepsy Disorder

AGC Charities Renovates Home of Child With Rare Epilepsy Disorder

Dozens of volunteer contractors add new wheelchair ramps, install handicap accessible shower and other bathroom fixtures as part of AGC Charities’ Operation Opening Doors. Full story

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Cost of Construction Materials Climbs in January

Cost of Construction Materials Climbs in January

Latest producer price index figures show prices for diesel, steel, bars, steel pipe and other key construction materials have double-digit spikes during the past 12 months. Full story

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AGC Details Measures to Improve Buildings, Infrastructure

AGC Details Measures to Improve Buildings, Infrastructure

The nation’s buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient according to a new green construction plan released by the AGC. Full story

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AGC Jobs Report Shows Strength in Non-residential Construction

AGC Jobs Report Shows Strength in Non-residential Construction

An employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed little change in overall construction employment for the fifth straight month. Full story

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AGC Predicts Double-digit Rise in 2006 Construction Materials Prices



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