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ABC: Construction Input Prices Inched Down in September; Up 41% Since February 2020

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:41 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12—Construction input prices dipped 0.1% in September compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also fell 0.1% for the month.

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ABC’s 2022 Tech Report Features Real-World Journeys in Construction Innovation

Monday, September 26, 2022 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its second annual construction technology report comprised of case studies that spotlight specific technologies and innovation best practices that ABC member contractors are utilizing to strengthen their value proposition. The report also features safety technology survey data from ABC contractors.

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ABC Announces 2022-2023 Tech Alliance Members

Monday, August 15, 2022 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the members of its third annual Tech Alliance—a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative solutions for ABC contractor members, the majority of which primarily perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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ABC Unveils Safety Technology Guide

Monday, December 6, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today issued its online Safety Technology Guide, a resource for contractors looking to implement construction technology for the best possible safety performance.

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ABC Publishes Inaugural Construction Technology Report

Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its inaugural Tech Report, a study of the innovative technology and tools that ABC contractor members are using on jobsites to be safer, more profitable and primed to win more work. The report was sourced from a survey conducted from March through May 2021. It details opportunities for construction contractors to improve their operations in project coordination, planning, estimating, production and scheduling.

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ABC Announces 2021-2022 Tech Alliance Members

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the members of its second annual Tech Alliance—a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative solutions for ABC contractor members, the majority of which primarily perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors. Consisting of 15 companies, the Tech Alliance will leverage technology solutions to help ABC members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

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ABC and Procore Announce Partnership to Provide Construction Management Solutions for ABC Members

Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:55 AM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9—Associated Builders and Contractors and Procore Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, today announced a partnership that provides ABC chapters and members exclusive discounted pricing on their new purchases of Procore products and services.

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ABC Launches Construction Technology Marketplace to Grow Contractor Members’ Innovative Initiatives

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, March 2—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the launch of its inaugural Tech Marketplace, comprised of companies that provide construction technology and innovative digital solutions for ABC contractor members to advance and grow their technology strategies, offerings and abilities.

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ABC Launches Tech Alliance to Help Contractors Transform the Construction Process

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:28 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the launch of its inaugural Tech Alliance—a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative digital solutions for ABC contractor members, the majority of which are classified as small businesses and primarily perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors. Consisting of 13 companies, the Tech Alliance will leverage technology solutions to help ABC members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

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