April Construction Slips One Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar New construction starts in April settled back 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $473.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.The public works sector retreated from its elevated pace in March, and housing experienced a slight loss of momentum. Highway and bridge construction in April retreated 25 percent.

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Sustainability Is Driving Major Change Within The Supply Chain

By Brian Barlow It is quite clear today that the drive toward greater sustainability, including resource conservation and energy efficiency in North America and other parts of the world, is occurring at a much faster pace than many experts predicted. Sustainability now affects a rapidly growing percentage of infrastructure and commercial and residential projects that are defined and funded by…

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