Construction Starts in 2016 Advance Only 1 Percent
Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:23
For all of 2016, total construction starts advanced 1 percent to $676.5 billion, a considerably smaller gain than the 11 percent increase reported for 2015, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. If the volatile manufacturing plant and electric utility/gas plant categories are excluded, total construction starts in 2016 would be up 4 percent, depicting a more gradual deceleration relative to the corresponding 9 percent increase in 2015.
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New Construction Starts in December Slide 5 Percent
Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:32
New construction starts in December slipped 5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $613.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline for total construction was due to sharply reduced activity for the nonbuilding construction sector, reflecting further erosion by public works as well as a steep plunge by the electric utility/gas plant category. At the same time, nonresidential building in December held steady with its November pace, and residential building was able to register moderate growth.
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Supreme Court Agrees to hear WOTUS Petition
Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 09:31
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) coalition petition regarding the proper venue for the multi-industry case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule on Jan. 13.
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Vulcan's Irwindale Facility Achieves ISO 14001 Re-Certification
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 18:05
The Western Division of Vulcan Materials Co. has been recognized by The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) with 14001 recertification for its Reliance facility, located in Irwindale, Calif.
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NSSGA's Johnson Pens Letter to Trump
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 11:33
National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson penned a letter to incoming President Donald Trump. It reads:
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