Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Construction in Indianpolis. Photo: sciondriver/Creative Commons.
For a second consecutive month, 12 of 16 nonresidential subsectors experienced spending decreases...read more
Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.
Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...read more
Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is one of myriad construction projects that Clark Construction has been hired to build over the past several decades. The company's ownership has been sold to a group of senior-level executives. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The death of its founder last year set the wheels of this transition in motion.
Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay
Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.
Rider Levett Bucknall's John Jozwick has five ways to curb disputes and prevent the situation fro...read more
Zenith Education Group thinks so, as nine of its campuses offer training certification from the N...read more
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Novum Structures worked on the project. Photo: Nightryder84/Wikimedia Commons.
Wisconsin design and construction firm charged with repackaging materials from foreign sources....read more
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The largest revisions came in the last two years and were largely upward.
By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...read more
San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay
The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown
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Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.
A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...read more
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ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in...read more
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“Economic recovery momentum is losing steam and rising costs in labor and materials start to put...read more
Construction of an apartment complex in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: sdobie/Creative Commons
The scorecard website identifies states that have good environments for merit shop contractors, l...read more
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Spending increased in 10 of 16 nonresidential construction sectors on a monthly basis.
Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
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Robins & Morton’s Jackie Mustakas offers specific actions that contractors and construction m...read more
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The contractor's Center for Craft Excellence, in Phoenix, is in response to the labor shortages i...read more
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While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this i...read more
Construction in Dandong, Liaoning, China, in 2015. Photo: blake.thornberry/Creative Commons
Three countries—the United States, China, and India—will account for nearly three-fifths of world...read more
Workers building condos in Washington, D.C. Photo: Elvert Barnes/Creative Commons.
Inflation-adjusted penalty hikes could go up as much as 80%.
Homes under construction in Solano, Calif. Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/Creative Commons.
Economists from the three trade associations discussed several indicators for sector performance...read more
Roadway under construction near Medina, Wash. Highway and street-related construction spending increased 0.3% in September. Photo: Washington State Dept of Transportation/Creative Commons
Despite the monthly drop, September's year-over-year increase is largest in seven years. Seven of...read more
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GDP expanded 1.5% during the third quarter while nonresidential fixed investment expanded by 2.1%...read more
The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
New office space core and shell construction costs are highest in the two coastal cities.
A CBRE report found that New York’s construction costs are more than $500 per sf. San Francisco i...read more
Cosntruction in Houston. Photo: Patrick Feller/Creative Commons.
In the first half, sales expectations and profit margin expectations rose while staffing level in...read more
Skid steers are susceptible to theft. Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Creative Commons
Poor security and lax inventory control make jobsites sitting ducks for robbers, according to cri...read more