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Bluebeam Revu 2018: Redesigned for Maximum Efficiency

Posted: April 11, 2018 | Tradewinds

Bluebeam, Inc., leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, announces the release of Revu 2018, featuring a new interface and enhancements designed to maximize productivity, improve predictability and fast-track new users while supporting existing workflows.

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Construction Material Price Expansion Continues in March, ABC Says

Posted: April 10, 2018 | Tradewinds

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 0.8 percent in March and are 5.8 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Prices for nonresidential construction inputs increased 0.9 percent on a monthly basis and are up 5.6 percent year over year. 

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Construction Costs Climb in March as Wide Range of Input Costs Jump; Tariff Threats May Delay Projects and Make Some Unaffordable

Posted: April 10, 2018 | Tradewinds

Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

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Construction Employers Add 228,000 Jobs over the Year Despite Dip in March; Industry Unemployment Rate of 7.4 Percent Is Lowest Ever for the Month

Posted: April 6, 2018 | Tradewinds

Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip last month, and the industry's unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the lowest yet for March, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. 

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Construction Employment Falters in March, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Loses 8,200 Net Jobs

Posted: April 6, 2018 | Tradewinds

The U.S. construction industry lost 15,000 jobs on net in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This represents a significant reversal from February, when the industry added a post-recession high of 65,000 net new jobs (upwardly revised from +61,000). The construction sector has added 228,000 net new jobs over the past twelve months, which represents a substantial 3.3 percent increase in the number of workers directly employed by the industry.

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