Associated General Contractors of America

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Construction Spending Drops to Decade-Long Low in January as Plunging Private Nonresidential Spending Outweighs Federal Stimulus

Drops in Nearly All Private Nonresidential Categories Offset Small Public Gains, Mixed Residential Results; Construction Officials Urge Quick Congressional Action to Keep Federal Funds Flowing. Read more

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Optimism After WOC 2011

Momentum from WOC 2011 carries early portion of construction year. Read more

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Construction Spending Hits 10-Year Low in December

Poor weather may explain the month's dreary showing. Read more

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Construction Materials Predicted to Increase

The producer price index indicates a likely increase in construction materials costs in the first quarter of 2010. Read more

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Construction Industry Braces for a Painful Year

Multifamily housing starts plummeted again in December 2009, but a rise in permits that same month just might point to an early recovery. While starts dropped from 7,600 units in November to 7,500 units in December, multifamily permits jumped 20.8 percent in December to 145,000 units, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. Read more

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Construction Material Costs Expected to Rise

Recent upticks in prices are a warning that low prices will end soon, says the Associated General Contractors of America. Read more

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Construction Employment Shrinks in 325 of 337 Metro Areas

All but 12 communities nationwide saw declines in construction employment between September 2008 and September 2009 according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

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Construction Employment Declines in 333 of 352 Metros

Few cities across the country have been spared the widespread downturn in construction employment over the past year: Employment throughout all construction sectors declined in 333 out of 352 metropolitan areas in June 2009 compared to June 2008, according to the Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America. Read more

Multifamily Crawls Out of Green Infancy
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Multifamily Crawls Out of Green Infancy

The struggles of multifamily real estate in addressing the green movement. Read more

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