New Construction Starts in April Advance 10 Percent
Published: Friday, 22 May 2015 09:32
Written by Rock Products News
The value of new construction starts in April increased 10 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $698.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The nonresidential building sector came in particularly strong, lifted by the inclusion of two massive projects as April starts – an $8.1 billion petrochemical plant in Louisiana and a $1.2 billion office/retail high-rise in New York.
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Guest Editorial: Congress Falls Short on ’16 Transportation Budget Resolution
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:52
Written by Michael W. Johnson
Just about any driver who has hit a pothole or sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic knows that our nation’s roads, bridges and highways are in bad shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives our nation’s roads a D+ grade. There are 10,000 bridges in the U.S. that are so old that they qualify for Medicare and, yet, are still bearing thousands of tons of freight and people every day.
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