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Contractor to Watch: Messerly Concrete Contractors
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Contractor to Watch: Messerly Concrete Contractors

This contractor credits its success to family, employee loyalty, and working with... Read more

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Contractors Should Market Completed, Not Awarded, Projects

Every so often, I read a press release of how XYZ Construction Company was awarded (insert high-profile project name) for (insert large amount of money) and how the owner and XYZ look forward to a successful project. Here are my top 5 reasons for promoting construction project Completions as opposed to Awards: 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

A Primer on Silica and Paint Regulations
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A Primer on Silica and Paint Regulations

How silica and lead paint regulations are impacting your operations. The first may... Read more

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Construction Spending Declines Second Month in Row

Construction spending has fallen for the second consecutive month, dipping 0.6 percent in August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more

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Nonresidential Structures Investments Slow During Second Quarter

Investment in the nation’s nonresidential structures rose 5.3 percent in the second quarter of the year, following a revised 7.5 percent increase in the first quarter of 2012. 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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Creating a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Construction Industry

Five of the nation’s largest construction trade associations have teamed up to form the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW). Read more

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Nonresidential Fixed Investment in Structures Falls 12 Percent

Nonresidential fixed investment in structures dropped 12 percent in the first quarter of 2012 following a 0.9 percent decrease in the fourth quarter of 2011. Read more

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Leading Construction Organizations Join Forces on Comprehensive IT Survey of the the Construction Industry

CFMA and ABC signed an agreement to jointly produce a comprehensive information technology survey for the construction industry. Read more

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