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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in December

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in December

Posted: January 13, 2020 | Tradewinds

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 1.5% in December to 156.2 (2000=100) from the revised November reading of 153.9. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. Both components of the Momentum Index rose over the month – the institutional component gained 2.3%, while the commercial component rose 0.9%.

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches new website

Vitro Architectural Glass launches new website

Posted: January 13, 2020 | Tradewinds


Architect-directed enhancements include new product pages, expanded photo gallery, new product support section

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Improved Quantity Takeoffs Headline Revu 2019

Improved Quantity Takeoffs Headline Revu 2019

Posted: January 13, 2020 | Tradewinds, Estimating

Don Peters has been an estimator for more than three decades. When a prospective client insisted that his business use Bluebeam Revu to conduct an estimate as part of the bidding process for a recent job, Peters felt uneasy.

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Construction Employment Increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019; Contractors Expect to Hire in 2020 but Anticipate Difficulty Filling Slots

Construction Employment Increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019; Contractors Expect to Hire in 2020 but Anticipate Difficulty Filling Slots

Posted: January 12, 2020 | Tradewinds

Survey Finds Optimism about 2020 along with Even Tighter Labor Supply as Construction Unemployment Sets Record December Low; Association Calls for Government to Boost Career Opportunities, Immigration

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

Posted: January 10, 2020 | Tradewinds

The construction industry added 20,000 net new jobs in December 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by 151,000 jobs, an increase of 2.0%.

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