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3-D Printing Reshaping Construction Industry

3-D Printing Reshaping Construction Industry

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Tradewinds, Project Management

Today’s construction industry is changing and modernizing at a rapid pace. There’s no better example of this than how 3-D printing is being used to construct homes and commercial buildings.

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Construction Employment Increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019; Constractors Expect to Hire in 2020

Construction Employment Increases by 20,000 in December and 151,000 in 2019; Constractors Expect to Hire in 2020

Posted: January 19, 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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Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Posted: January 19, 2020 | Tradewinds

Construction input prices rose 0.2% in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices rose 0.3% for the month and are also up 1.0% since December 2018.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up for Third Consecutive Month in January

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up for Third Consecutive Month in January

Posted: January 19, 2020 | Tradewinds

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market rose for the third consecutive month to 59.9, an increase from the December index of 56.2.

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Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

Posted: January 19, 2020 | Tradewinds

Total housing starts increased 16.9 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high for housing starts.

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