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Construction Employment Rises From September 2017 to September 2018 in 45 States and D.C.; 29 States, D.C. Add Construction Jobs Since August

Posted: October 19, 2018 | Tradewinds

Florida has biggest annual job increase while New Jersey has worst loss; Pennsylvania and Kentucky have largest one-month gains as Michigan and Kansas trail.

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Viewpoint User Conference Combines Construction Industry Best Practices with Technology Innovations to Help Modernize Contractors’ Operations

Posted: October 16, 2018 | Tradewinds

Viewpoint, a Trimble Company and construction management software leader, welcomed a record-breaking 2,300 construction industry professionals to the Collaborate 2018 User Conference. At the event, Viewpoint is unveiling new software innovations to help construction companies transform their operations, lower risk, gain efficiencies, and improve productivity.

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Construction Material Costs Increase 7.4 Percent, as Contractors Continue to Be Squeezed by Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices

Posted: October 10, 2018 | Tradewinds

Fuel, metal, and asphalt costs increase by double digits as labor costs continue to rise, while prices contractors charge to build projects grow by low single digits.

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Construction Material Prices Rebound in September, Says ABC

Posted: October 10, 2018 | Tradewinds

Prices for inputs to construction rose 0.3 percent in September and are 7.4 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Overall prices for nonresidential construction inputs rose 0.4 percent, reversing last month’s downward trend. Among individual subcategories, softwood lumber prices are down 0.4 percent, yet are up 5.4 percent on a year-over-year basis. Crude petroleum and natural gas prices are both up on a monthly basis, 8.7 and 1.1 percent, respectively.

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Leveraging Mixed Reality: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Design

Posted: October 9, 2018 | Tradewinds

To enhance the design experience, HMN Architects utilizes BIM (Building Information Modeling) to create Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, which has become a powerful tool in communicating to the client and end-users what their space will look and feel like.

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