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From monthly archives: December 2021

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ABC: Florida Is the No. 1 Construction Business Climate State

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its seventh annual Merit Shop Scorecard, a ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, grow career and technical education, strengthen careers in construction and advocate for fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects.

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ABC Appeals OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS Argument to the Supreme Court

Monday, December 20, 2021 3:55 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20—Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement announcing its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard.

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ABC: Construction Backlog and Contractor Confidence Rebound in November

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14—Associated Builders and Contractors reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.4 months in November, according to an ABC member survey conducted Nov. 19 to Dec. 3. The reading is up 0.3 months from October 2021 and 1.2 months from November 2020.

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Monthly Construction Input Prices Continue to Climb in November, Says ABC

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14—Construction input prices increased 1.4% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 1.4% for the month.

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ABC Wins Key Nationwide Challenge Against Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7—Associated Builders and Contractors today applauded a federal court for granting a nationwide preliminary injunction order against the federal contractor vaccine mandate. The ruling came from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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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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Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

Friday, December 3, 2021 9:40 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3—The construction industry added 31,000 jobs on net in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the industry has recovered 998,000 (89.7%) of the jobs lost during earlier pandemic stages.

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases Nearly 1% in October, Says ABC

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:18 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1National nonresidential construction spending was up 0.9% in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $814.2 billion for the month.

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