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Study: Heavy Civil Contractors Optimistic About Business Conditions

Heavy civil construction is deemed essential to our economy and has continued in many jurisdictions throughout the economic shutdown. However, data from The Civil Quarterly (TCQ), a new publication from Dodge Data & Analytics, reveals contractors in this sector are facing supply chain issues and other challenges in keeping job sites going.

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Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in June

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 6.6% in June to 121.5 (2000=100) from the revised May reading of 130.1. 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. The institutional component of the Momentum Index fell 11.7% while the commercial component declined by 3.5%.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2020

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on June 13, at a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community site in Maricopa, Ariz., a dragline was found submerged in 25 ft. of water where a miner had been using it to remove material from a pond. 

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Arizona Border Wall Gets Help from Holcombe, Cat, Fisher

Holcombe Mixers, a worldwide provider of volumetric concrete mixers and strategic solutions for the concrete industry, teamed up with Fisher Sand and Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track the major border wall construction project along Arizona's southern border. Holcombe Mixers was chosen as a partner by Fisher due to its combination of operational experience, advanced technology and their volumetric concrete mixers' extensive payload capacity.

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House Approves $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Highways Would Get $319 Billion

The House of Representatives approved the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels.

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