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Healthy growth in building construction offsets infrastructure weakness

Healthy growth in building construction offsets infrastructure weakness

Posted: May 27, 2022 | Tradewinds

Total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 6% and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuilding starts fell 4%

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ABC to Biden Administration: Withdraw the DOL’s Davis-Bacon Proposed Rule

ABC to Biden Administration: Withdraw the DOL’s Davis-Bacon Proposed Rule

Posted: May 27, 2022 | Tradewinds, Cost Trends

In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an inflationary and flawed proposed rule revising Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts regulations that apply to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers.

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New Home Sales Down on Rising Interest Rates, Declining Affordability

New Home Sales Down on Rising Interest Rates, Declining Affordability

Posted: May 27, 2022 | Tradewinds

In a further sign of a housing slowdown, new home sales posted a double-digit percentage decline in April, falling to their weakest pace in two years, as rising mortgage interest rates and worsening affordability conditions continue to take a toll on the housing market.

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Hall joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager

Hall joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager

Posted: May 27, 2022 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Trevor Hall has been appointed national architectural manager for southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii.

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Construction Employment Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Peak In 32 States In April, But Record High Job Openings Threaten Further Job Gains

Construction Employment Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Peak In 32 States In April, But Record High Job Openings Threaten Further Job Gains

Posted: May 27, 2022 | Tradewinds

Utah Has Strongest Gains Since February 2020, While New York Has Worst Declines; Florida and Delaware Top Lists of One-Month Increases, As California and Arkansas Register Worst One-Month Employment Losses

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