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From the monthly archives: November 2015

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Iowa Native Shon Smith of ACI Mechanical Named ABC’s National Young Professional of the Year

Monday, November 23, 2015 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 23 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Shon Smith, prefabrication manager at ACI Mechanical, Inc. in Ames, Iowa, has been named ABC’s first Young Professional of the Year. Smith was among three finalists for the award chosen based on their career achievement, leadership and vision for future industry enhancement from a field of more than 100 nominations. Read the rest of entry »

Jeb Bush Addresses ABC Member Concerns

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17 – Presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum this evening. Bush answered questions from members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation.
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Construction Industry Pushes Back Against Misrepresentation of Welders’ Income

Friday, November 13, 2015 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 12 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Construction Labor Market Analyzer (CLMA) and NCCER today pushed back against media reports this week that have misrepresented the income of welders in commercial and industrial construction. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Material Prices Fall Further in October

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:01 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 13- The Producer Price Index for inputs to construction industries declined for a fourth consecutive month in October, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The index stands at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2011 as prices for construction inputs declined 0.2 percent on a monthly basis and 4.6 percent on a year-ago basis. Nonresidential construction input prices exhibit a similar pattern, falling 0.3 percent since last month and 5.1 percent over the past twelve months. Nine of 11 key input prices are down on a year-over-year basis.
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Construction’s Percentage Job Gains Lead All Economic Sectors in October

Friday, November 6, 2015 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 6—The U.S. construction industry added more jobs in October than during the previous four months combined, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Construction employment expanded by 31,000 net new jobs last month after adding 12,000 jobs in September (revised upward from 8,000). Nonresidential construction employment increased by 20,100 jobs in October after adding 11,100 jobs in September (revised upward from 6,800). Read the rest of entry »

Sen. Marco Rubio Addresses ABC Member Concerns

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:15 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 4 – Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) addressed and responded to questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum this evening. Rubio answered questions from members of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Retail Federation. Read the rest of entry »

ABC, AIA & NAHB Economists Predict Residential & Nonresidential Construction Growth in 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 3 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe predicted continued construction industry growth in 2016 today during a joint economic forecast  web conference. Read the rest of entry »

September’s Nonresidential Spending Slip No Cause for Concern, ABC Says

Monday, November 2, 2015 1:16 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2—Nonresidential construction spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today, but the monthly drop in spending is not a cause for concern according to analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential construction spending fell by 0.1 percent from August, totaling $692.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis. Read the rest of entry »