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ABC: Quarterly GDP growth slowest in two years

Construction in San Francisco in April 2016. Photo: Lynn Friedman/Creative Commons.

April 29, 2016 | ABC

Bureau of Economic Analysis data indicates that the U.S. output is barely growing and that nonres...

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AIA: Architecture Billings Index ends first quarter on upswing

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April 20, 2016 | AIA

The multi-family residential sector fared the best. The Midwest was the only U.S. region that did...

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A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research

April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

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April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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ABC: Nonresidential spending slip in February no cause for alarm

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April 04, 2016 | ABC

Spending in the nonresidential sector totaled $690.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized...

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JLL's white paper identifies 10 trends across a wide range of influences that are likely to impact commercial real estate firms over the next few years. Image: JLL

March 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report looks at global threats and opportunities, and how CRE firms are managing their expect...

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AIA: Modest expansion for Architecture Billings Index

Construction in New Russia, Ohio. Photo: Edsel Little/Creative Commons.

March 23, 2016 | AIA

Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months.

 

The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

ABC: Nonresidential spending regains momentum in January

Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

March 01, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis...

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Leopardo releases 2016 Construction Economics Report

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March 01, 2016 | Leopardo

This year’s report shows that spending in 2015 reached the highest level since the Great Recessio...

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For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...

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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

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

Cushman & Wakefield is bullish on U.S. economy and its property markets

Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail

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February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Increased government spending on infrastructure projects should help.

Non-residential construction costs expected to increase slightly

Construction on the Amazon Complex in Seattle in December 2015. Photo: Jeffrey Scott Will/Creative Commons.

February 04, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Construction Cost Index, from Mortenson Construction, indicated rises between 3 and 4% on ave...

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ABC: Tepid GDP growth a sign construction spending may sputter

Construction in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: albedo20/Creative Commons.

February 01, 2016 | ABC

Though the economy did not have a strong ending to 2015, the data does not suggest that nonreside...

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Top 10 markets for data center construction

Novartis's Alcon Laboratories campus in Texas includes a 37,000-sf data center with a 100 kW PV array for on-site power. JLL's latest Data Center outlook says more third-party data centers are turning to alternative energy sources for their long-term power needs. Image courtesy Integrated Design Group

January 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL’s latest outlook foresees a maturation in certain metros.

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January 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.

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January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

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January 15, 2016 | ABC

In December, construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month. Prices have decli...

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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

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.

Census Bureau revises 10 years’ worth of construction spending figures

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January 06, 2016 | Construction Equipment Magazine

The largest revisions came in the last two years and were largely upward.

Majority of AEC firms saw growth in 2015, remain optimistic for 2016

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January 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...

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The latter months of 2015 showed signs that construction spending's momentum had leveled off. Courtesy of Pixabay

January 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Only 4 of 16 subsectors showed gains

Architecture Billings Index hits another bump

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December 16, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.

 

ABC: Continued growth expected for the construction industry

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December 07, 2015 | ABC

ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in...

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