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Construction Confidence Slides in the Second Half of 2015, But Still Strong

Sales expectations, profit margin expectations, and staffing level intentions of nonresidential construction industry professionals declined slightly in the second half of 2015, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) semiannual Construction Confidence Index released Thursday morning. Read more

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February Construction Unemployment Down in 44 States Year-Over-Year

Weather was bad, but the employment numbers are positive. Read more

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ABC Recognizes America’s Best Construction Projects

The best-in-the-industry awards were given to firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2014. Read more

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Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present and lagging economic indicators. Read more

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National Craft Championships Showcases Country's Best and Brightest Construction Talent

The National Craft Championships (NCC) is an annual event that draws the construction industry's top apprentices and trainees and pits them against each other over the course of two days. Read more

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Online Economic Conference

Economic experts from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold an online news conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Read more

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ABC Applauds Introduction of the American Job Builders Tax Reform Act

ABC applauded the introduction of the American Job Builders Tax Reform Act of 2011, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Reps. Read more

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Construction Backlog Grows 4% in First Quarter of 2011

ABC reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the first quarter of 2011 averaged 7.3 months, up 21% from one year ago. Read more

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Construction Backlog Grows 4% in First Quarter of 2011

ABC reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the first quarter of 2011 averaged 7.3 months, up 21% from one year ago. Read more

Construction Adds Jobs in February, But Unemployment at 21.8 Percent
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Construction Adds Jobs in February, But Unemployment at 21.8 Percent

For the first time in six months, the nation’s construction industry added jobs in... Read more

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