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Arizona Builders Alliance announces new board members

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide commercial construction trade association, recently elected a new board president and added four new directors to its board. Mike Epstein, owner and managing member of Tucson-based Epstein Construction, has been tapped as ABA’s new board president. Four new directors were also elected: Steve Grauer, vice president and district manager… Read More →

Sundt promotes Tom Case to COO of civil group

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently appointed Tom Case chief operating officer of the general contractor’s Civil Group. Case joined Sundt earlier this year as senior vice president of that group and was promoted to his new position when longtime Sundt executive Mike Hoover advanced to the role of company president this month. Case, a well-respected member of the… Read More →

Construction Spending Level Climbs Modestly In May As Hot Residential Market, Public Spending Rise

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  Total construction spending climbed modestly in May as growth in residential and public construction offset a drop in private nonresidential activity, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials predicted that spending would remain uneven through the second half of 2013. “Hesitancy by private… Read More →

Construction Spending Level Edges Up In April Despite Decline For Public Projects

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  Total construction spending registered a small gain in April but showed very mixed patterns among major segments, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that a surge in certain project types and regions could leave the industry short of workers even while… Read More →

Construction Employment Level Hits 3-Year High as Firms Add 48,000 Jobs

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  The construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February, the ninth consecutive month of job growth for the sector, as more people are working in construction than at any point in the past 3 1/2 years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however,… Read More →

Construction Employment, Spending Levels Hit 3-Year High As Firms Add 28,000 Jobs

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  Revised government data issued today show the construction industry is contributing substantially to economic and employment growth, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment rose for the eighth consecutive month in January, while construction spending in December increased for the ninth month in a… Read More →

Construction Spending Slips in November, But Rises From A Year Ago

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  Construction spending dipped from October to November, but resolution of the uncertainty regarding federal taxes for 2013 should unleash more private construction investment, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned, however, that unresolved issues about federal construction spending, including storm relief… Read More →

Construction Material Costs Dip in October, but Outrun Contractors' Bid Prices

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Construction contractors face a continuing cost squeeze, even though a key price index for construction materials dipped in October and showed only a moderate increase over the past year, according to an analysis of federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that recent and announced price increases may… Read More →

Construction Sector Adds 17,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.4%

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Construction employers added 17,000 jobs in October while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 11.4%, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that total construction employment levels have changed little during the past year while the declines in the industry’s unemployment rate… Read More →

Construction Spending Hits 3-Year High in September

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  Construction spending in September climbed to a nearly three-year high at an annualized rate of $852 billion, as increased spending on houses, apartments and private nonresidential projects outweighed a continuing downturn in public construction, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines in 28 States; 30 Add New Jobs

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Construction employment declined in 28 states from September 2011 to September 2012 even as 30 states added jobs during the past month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the monthly gains, while welcome, were too small to offset the larger annual declines… Read More →

Construction Material Costs Jump For 2nd Month In A Row

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by in Business News | Construction

  Price spikes for several key construction materials in September threaten to push contractors out of business, according to an analysis of federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The recent surge comes despite mild year-over-year changes in materials prices overall. “The latest surge in materials costs may push subcontractors and… Read More →

Metro Phoenix Ranks No. 3 Nationwide in Adding New Construction Jobs

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Metro Phoenix added more new construction jobs during the past year than all but two other metro areas as employment in the local industry hit a 4-year high, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted, however, that the local construction industry employs less than half the people… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines In 165 Of 337 Metro Areas

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Construction employment declined in 165 out of 337 metropolitan areas between July 2011 and July 2012, increased in 123 and was stagnant in 49, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new data comes out as many metro areas… Read More →