Associated General Contractors

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January’s Warmer Weather Speeds up New Residential Construction, AGC Reports

Private residential construction’s strong January performance aided by unusually warm weather, the Associated General Contractors of America reports More

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Construction Jobs On the Rise Despite Decline of New Home Sales

Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau/HUD and the Associated General Contractors of America indicate that sales dropped for new, single-family houses but construction jobs increased at the end of 2011. More

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Construction Spending Hits 17-Month High

Recent construction spending reports from the Associated General Contractors of America show that both single- and multifamily housing improved significantly in the past year. More

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House Sales and Construction Spending Still on the Rise

According to the NAHB and the AGC, house sales and residential construction spending both increased in October 2011 compared with the previous month and remain significantly higher than the same time last year. More

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Construction Materials Prices Drop In October

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analyzes construction material cost trends and compares them to average fees contractors can charge. October 2011 figures were released Tuesday and show that prices for key construction materials dropped slightly in October. More

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Construction Numbers Continue to Show Steady but Slow Growth

Construction employment, sales of new, single-family houses, and permitting project data all came in at higher rates for August 2011 when compared with August 2010 numbers, but remain somewhat flat when compared with the most recent figures. More

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Prices Drop on Steel, Diesel, and Copper

Although the cost for key construction materials dropped in August, it has risen nearly 8 percent for the year. More

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Construction Employment Rates Reach 15-Month High

The road to recovery is still slow-moving despite an increase in jobs. More

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Residential Construction Employment Rates Rise

In May, the addition of 8,200 jobs in the residential construction sector helped counter-balance the loss of 6,200 commercial jobs. More

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Construction Trade Association Has a Plan for Recovery

The Associated General Contractors of America outlines a three-pronged approach to help restore construction jobs. More

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