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Construction Costs Soar in May, Outpacing Contractors’ Pricing; New Tariffs Threaten to Worsen Cost Squeeze, Lead to Project Delays

Posted: June 13, 2018 | Tradewinds

Construction costs accelerated again in May, with steep increases for a wide range of building and road materials, including many that are subject to tariffs that could drive prices still higher, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials say that the construction industry will bear a heavy share of the tariffs' costs.

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Construction Materials Prices Surge Again in May With Largest Monthly Increase in a Decade, Says ABC

Posted: June 13, 2018 | Tradewinds

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 2.2 percent in May and are 8.8 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. This represents the largest monthly increase in 10 years (since May 2008). Nonresidential construction input prices increased 2.3 percent for the month and 8.9 percent for the year. 

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Guardian Vacuum IG™ Will Debut to Architects and Designers at AIA

Posted: June 13, 2018 | Tradewinds

Using a vacuum between two panes of glass that prevents heat from escaping to the outside, Guardian Vacuum IG is glass that insulates like a wall. The product provides transformative thermal insulation with an R-value of up to 12 for 8-mm thickness, compared to single pane glass at R-1. Because Guardian Vacuum IG uses tempered glass, the product is suitable for use in commercial buildings.

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PlanGrid Unveils New Product Innovations to Advance Construction Productivity

Posted: June 11, 2018 | Tradewinds

New products will empower construction teams with improved access to information, more efficient collaboration between stakeholders and enterprise-level insights

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Design Cost Data Magazine Announces its Digital Edition

Posted: June 4, 2018 | Tradewinds

Design Cost Data magazine, the leading source for historical cost data from actual building case studies, announces its digital edition on www.DCD.com. With the new digital edition, architects, engineers, project managers, and estimators can keep up-to-date with the latest construction news and cost trends anywhere an internet connection is available.

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