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Construction underpins 2013 business performance

Total sales for New Zealand businesses increased 1.4 percent (to $531.5 billion) in the 2013 financial year, Statistics New Zealand said today. "Most of the industry groups showed growth in the 2013 financial year, with the sales increase in the construction industry being particularly strong," national accounts manager Gary Dunnet said. For the construction industry, sales were up $2.8 billion ...

NAHB home-builder confidence surges to five-month high in Jun

According to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the U.S. NAHB housing market index bounce...

Builders See Baby Boomer House-Hunting

The younger crowd may be skittish about moving into the housing market due to sparse financial resources and lack of credit. But it's a different story for Americans age 55 and over. Those who can are ...

Builders See Baby Boomer House-Hunting

The younger crowd may be skittish about moving into the housing market due to sparse financial resources and lack of credit. But it's a different story for Americans age 55 and over. Those who can are ...

Balfour Beatty Construction installs the first of its kind net-zero classroom buildings for Oak Park Unified School ...

Balfour Beatty Construction installs the first of its kind net-zero classroom buildings for Oak Park Unified School District. Buildings are made of 85% reclaimed materials and are able to achieve net-zero energy. (PRWeb August 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12129756.htm

Construction time uncertain for Ga. nuclear plant

Georgia Power says its construction budget for a nuclear plant near the South Carolina line remains steady but costs could change in the future.

Construction in Taveras TV ad unrelated to project - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A TV ad for gubernatorial hopeful Angel Taveras suggesting work is underway on the South Street Power Station redevelopment project depicts completely unrelated construction, as the project hasn't begun.

Pending Home Sales Rebound In July, Builders' Stocks Unmoved

Pending home sales rebounded in July, although housing-related stocks responded with continued down ticks. A closely watched measure of sales contract signings climbed 3.3 percent in July from June, but ...

Canada's Construction Workforce Reaches All-Time High

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A record 1.3 million Canadians, or 1 in 14 workers, now make their living in construction, BuildForce Canada announced today, as the country gets set to celebrate Labour Day and the contribution of its workers. "Canada's construction industry not only builds, it maintains and repairs more than $4 trillion worth of assets, and it's our skilled workforce that ...

Phila. third in U.S. in new construction jobs

Standing amid scaffolding and building materials at the AQ Rittenhouse apartment and retail project in Center City on Wednesday, Stephen Pouppirt, president of Clemens Construction Co. Inc., almost couldn't keep count of all the major projects his company is handling this summer.

Phila. third in U.S. in new construction jobs

Standing amid scaffolding and building materials at the AQ Rittenhouse apartment and retail project in Center City on Wednesday, Stephen Pouppirt, president of Clemens Construction Co. Inc., almost couldn't keep count of all the major projects his company is handling this summer.

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A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday hit a record high of 26,642.81 points surpassing its previous high of 26,630.74 points it touched Aug 25. Good buying was observed in capital ...

Events eyed as shops for cheap construction materials

Construction events could also be one-stop shops for cheap materials if construction suppliers decide to sell excess materials during large fairs, according to the organizer of Philconstruct Mindanao 2014. In an interview Tuesday, Philconstruct Events, Exhibitions and Conferences Corp (PEECC) general manager Manolito Madrasto said that there were a lot of excess materials that suppliers […]

Sweden’s Home Shortage Sparks Attack on Rent Regulations

Sweden's rent regulations, which for decades have kept housing affordable, are now fueling a surge in home prices that's threatening the Swedish economy. The low rents in attractive areas such as central Stockholm have encouraged many Swedes to stay put in their apartments and discouraged builders from constructing properties for lease. This has exacerbated a housing shortage that has sent ...

Top building apprentice in Central South Island announced

Avonhead carpentry apprentice Tom Southen has been named the Central South Island Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year. The 22 year old, employed by Farmbuild in Christchurch and trained through the BCITO, impressed judges who say he presented an outstanding project that comprehensively showed his broad knowledge and ability in construction. Tom was awarded an array of ...

Granite to Present at D.A. Davidson E&C Conference

Granite Construction Incorporated announced today that President and CEO, James H. Roberts, will present at the D.A. Davidson & Co. 13th Annual Engineering and Construction Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00 a.m.

Construction “Obstacle Course” Outside Fort Worth School

The sounds of construction have quickly been replaced with the sounds of frustration. In south Fort Worth the first week of school is a big mess. Road construction is creating a lot of chaos.

Commercial, industrial loan pool grows

As commercial and industrial lending continues to increase, some Miami bankers wonder if the industry might lending its way into trouble.

Canadian homebuilders look south, bet on U.S. housing recovery

Overheating worries at home are driving Canada's homebuilders south of the border where they buy up rural land, betting on a recovery in the U.S. Homebuilders such as Mattamy Homes and Brookfield Residential Properties Inc are buying undeveloped land in Florida, Texas and other states where prices tumbled during the global financial crisis and remain well below pre-crisis levels. The companies ...

Swinerton Celebrates Completion of High-Tech Science Building at Costa Mesa Middle School

On August 28th General Contractor Swinerton Builders is celebrating the grand opening of the new Enclave at Costa Mesa Middle School. Swinerton started work on the project in December 2012. When classes ...

Safway Group’s QuikDeck® Wins Téchne Prize

Suspended Access System Honored for Significant Contribution to Commercial Construction Field (PRWeb August 27, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12122890.htm

Ride Out the Construction Boom with Housing ETFs

The housing market is performing well in recent weeks and outpacing the broad markets by a wide margin. Investors seeking to tap this growth should consider housing ETFs.

Construction industry eyeing double-digit growth in 3 years

The construction industry in the region is expected to maintain its double-digit growth in the next three years because of the influx in construction projects specifically in the city, Philconstruct Mindanao event chair Ramon Allado said. Allado said yesterday during the press briefing on Philconstruct Mindanao at SMX Davao Convention Center that the trend will […]

PC leadership contender Ric McIver challenged on Skypalace claims

Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver did not “kill” construction of former premier Alison Redford’s so-called Skypalace, despite his repeated claims during his campaign. In fact, if former premier Alison Redford moved into the penthouse suite in the refurbished provincial Federal Building upon its completion, she would be living in the same physical space she personally ...

Los Angeles Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Company, Professional Builders, is Now Offering Complimentary Estimates to ...

Professional Builders, bathroom and kitchen remodeling company, now offers complimentary estimates to help home owners lower their home remodeling costs. (PRWeb August 27, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/losangeles/kitchenremodeling/prweb12114032.htm

Construction work down as surging residential fails to offset falling mining

The Bureau of Statistics measure has now fallen for three straight quarters, declining 1.2 per cent in the June quarter compared to the first three months of the year. "The decline was the sixth in seven quarters, which roughly corresponds to when mining started dragging on investment," they observed in a note on the data.

Construction trends reveal rebalancing

TRENDS in construction are evidence of the economy's rebalancing. Although overall construction activity is down, it's not all bad news for jobs growth.

Construction begins on controversial Houma oil waste injection well

Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email: mhernandez@wwltv.com | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl HOUMA, La. - Vivian Rodrigue has lived in Houma for 40 years. There are hundreds of homes in her neighborhood, plus a playground, two schools and a church. And this month, there’s a new addition that Rodrigue had hoped she wouldn't see. Vanguard Vacuum, a long-time trucking company in the community, has ...

Productivity in the construction industry

This paper examines productivity in the construction industry, in terms of both how productive construction is now as well as how productivity growth has performed over time. Read more

Construction surges ahead but salaries lag behind

80 per cent of employers say business activity has increased in New Zealand’s construction industry over the last 12 months yet salaries remain steady for most roles, according to the 2014 Hays Construction/NZIOB Salary Guide. The Guide explores current salaries and recruiting trends in New Zealand’s construction industry. It was produced by Hays Construction and the New Zealand Institute of ...

Construction surges ahead but salaries lag behind

80 per cent of employers say business activity has increased in New Zealand’s construction industry over the last 12 months yet salaries remain steady for most roles, according to the 2014 Hays Construction/NZIOB Salary Guide. The Guide explores current salaries and recruiting trends in New Zealand’s construction industry. It was produced by Hays Construction and the New Zealand Institute of ...

Boral, Lend Lease profits surge on residential property booms

Building materials maker Boral and developer Lend Lease have both boosted profits on a residential construction boom. Boral's result was particularly impressive, with the company swinging from a $212.1 million loss last year to a $173.3 million profit this financial year. The sale of that business, combined with better cash flows, allowed Boral to more than halve its net debt to $718 million as ...

Construction in Hong Kong - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Construction in Hong Kong - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Construction in Finland - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Construction in Finland - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Construction in Argentina - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Construction in Argentina - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Local Austin Homebuilder MileStone Community Builders Part of Community First! Village for Mobile Loaves & Fishes

MileStone Community Builders, LLC, top new homes Austin Builder, today announced its participation in Community First! Village, a 27-acre master planned community that is a program

American Infrastructure Receives Baltimore Workforce Investment Board Business Award for Workforce Development ...

American Infrastructure, a leading heavy construction company and materials supplier, today announced that it received the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board Business Award for Workforce Development ...

Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National ...

Economic Report: Slower home-price growth pointing to normal market

U.S. home prices are slowing down, with easing annual growth in 20 major cities, bringing the market closer to normality,

W.E. O'Neil Construction Company of Colorado Selects Textura-CPM

W.E. O'Neil Construction Company of Colorado Selects Textura-CPM

W.E. O'Neil Construction Company of Colorado Selects Textura-CPM

CHICAGO , Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that the Denver office of W.E. O ' Neil Construction ...

New home sale dip across US, local builders see opposite

The U.S. housing market is taking another hit when it comes to new home building, but in locally that's not the case.

9000 building apprentices 'not enough to meet demand'

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is experiencing unprecedented growth in new apprenticeships, but the construction industry still remains woefully short on skilled tradespeople. Now with 9000 apprentices in training, having signed on an average of 106 new apprentices per week in 2014, BCITO Chief Executive Ruma Karaitiana says it’s still not enough to meet ...

ENR Risk & Compliance Summit to Explore Limiting the Downside in Construction, September 30, 2014 in Atlanta

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction and engineering presents an endless array of risks to be managed, averted or insured. To assist professionals in best managing the most costly and unpredictable risks, McGraw Hill Construction's Engineering News-Record (ENR,...

Home Sales Haven't Recovered With First-Time Buyers AWOL

It's been five years since the Great Recession ended in mid-2009. Yet despite spikes in several markets and recent job growth, sluggish demand is holding back a full housing recovery. The biggest reasons ...

Builders Capital Mortgage Corp. Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results

Builders Capital Mortgage Corp. today released financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2014, which represents the second quarter of the company's 2014 fiscal year and its second full quarter ...

UN says Gaza requires unprecedented reconstruction

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. official in the Mideast said Monday that Gaza will require massive reconstruction and proposed expanding a U.N.-Israeli system to import construction materials into the Palestinian territory.
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