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In addition, ABC produces the Construction Backlog Indicator, the only economic indicator that reflects the amount of work that will be performed by commercial and industrial construction contractors in the months ahead, and the Construction Confidence Index, a diffusion index that signals construction contractors’ expectations for sales, profit margins and staffing levels. Methodology for both indicators can be found hereABC construction economic releases are published according to this schedule 

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From the category archives: Policy

ABC Applauds Bill to Increase Fair and Open Competition on Taxpayer-funded Construction Contracts

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24—Associated Builders and Contractors today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1284 / S. 403), which was introduced today by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.).

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ABC Supports Final DOL Revisions to Independent Contractor Status

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:55 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s Independent Contractor Final Rule.

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Democrat-controlled House Caves to Big Labor by Passing PRO Act, Says ABC

Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:07 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 — Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen today issued the following statement on the passage of the deceptively named Protecting the Right to Organize Act, H.R. 2474, in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 224 to 194:

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