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Construction Cost Trends—September 2017

Posted: October 26, 2017 | Cost Trends

Commercial construction still booming. Residential coming back, but public construction down.  Housing inventory hits a 20-year low.

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Construction Cost Trends—May 2017

Posted: June 15, 2017 | Cost Trends

Construction is still going strong.  Cheap money is soon to be a thing of the past with the Fed raising rates and indicating additional increases to come.

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Construction Cost Trends—March 2017

Posted: April 18, 2017 | Cost Trends

Construction, the new administration’s designated economic engine, is up 5% for the year. Good, but not up to 2015’s torrid pace of 10%.

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Construction Cost Trends—January 2017

Posted: February 20, 2017 | Cost Trends

Now that the election is over, the direction of the economy is set – with construction designated as the engine that drives it for the foreseeable future.

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Construction Cost Trends—November 2016

Posted: November 1, 2016 | Cost Trends

For the first time in the last few years the construction industry, which has been the darling of the economy, is reporting a downturn in growth.

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