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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 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 →

Construction Materials Prices Post Rare Year-Over-Year Dip In July

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by in Business News | Construction

The cost of key construction materials dropped for the third consecutive month in July, pushing down year-over-year prices for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, association officials warned that recent spikes in diesel fuel and steel prices… Read More →