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March Construction Eases Back One Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $660.5 billion, new construction starts in March receded 1 percent from February’s pace, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Total construction starts had jumped 13 percent in February, led by a huge gain for the electric utility and gas plant category.

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ARTBA Issues Transportation Kudos for Earth Day

On the 46th annual Earth Day observance April 22, the men and women of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry remain committed to protecting the environment while also providing good jobs, economic development opportunities, and safe and efficient travel for the nation.

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House Steps Up to Stop WOTUS

The U.S. House of Representatives is set up to vote on the Energy and Water Appropriations bill soon, now that the bill is out of committee, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Housing Starts Fall in March; Up Year-Over-Year

Nationwide housing starts fell 8.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units in March, according to newly released data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance was also down 7.7 percent.

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Volvo CE Addresses Skills Gap at First 50th Anniversary Stop

NOTD Volvo 150Volvo kicked off its first in a series of educational workshops for technical students this month. Leveraging the 50th anniversary of the invention of the articulated hauler, Volvo Construction Equipment is touring North America in a golden hauler, making stops at dealerships along the way to connect students who have expressed an interest in the trades with the many opportunities available in the construction industry.

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