Tags: residential construction

Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in August to $915 billion

Oct 23, 2013

Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in August to $915 billion

U.S. construction spending rose 0.6 percent in August to its highest mark since April 2009, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending ...

Read More...

Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

May 09, 2013

Guest Blog: Housing increases more than offset by falling federal spending

Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than a decade overwhelmed ...

Read More...

Construction spending declines 1.7 percent in March

May 01, 2013

Construction spending declines 1.7 percent in March

Construction spending decreased by 1.7 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $856.7 billion, the lowest it has been since August 2012, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. These figures come on the heels of a 1.2-percent boost ...

Read More...

What in the World Happened?

May 01, 2013

What in the World Happened?

After the housing bubble’s burst, will aggregate production get back on trend? By Bill Langer It is quite likely that everybody in the aggregate industry knows aggregate sales have been severely depressed over the past few years. This article is a simple ...

Read More...

Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

Jan 01, 2013

Mergers & acquisitions are slow throughout 2012, but supply and demand dynamics bode well for 2013

M&A activity ended 2012 the same way it started — slow. The constant theme throughout the year was uncertainty, which, as I have preached for the past few years, is the kiss of death for transactions. The year brought some ...

Read More...

Home builder confidence index remains flat

Mar 20, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in March from a revised level of 28 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.  This means that following five consecutive ...

Read More...

FMI predicts 5 percent 2012 construction growth

Mar 20, 2012

Construction consultant FMI's first-quarter 2012 Construction Outlook Report shows a 5 percent increase over 2011 for total construction put in place, or $826.3 billion. According to the report, in order for residential construction to achieve the 8 percent increase projected and ...

Read More...

The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

Feb 16, 2012

The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

By George H. Reddin   The 2012 outlook for construction materials shipments, highway and bridge construction, and residential construction remain flat with no significant growth expected until 2014. This is obviously disappointing for all in the industry; however, it appears to be ...

Read More...

New Holland Construction refocusing on compact products line

Sep 15, 2011

New Holland Construction plans to refocus in North America on what its says are its "strengths" – the compact product lines for the landscaping, utility, residential construction, and agriculture industries, among others, the company announced Sept. 15. Starting in 2012, New ...

Read More...

Editorial

May 07, 2011

Increased Optimism By Therese Dunphy “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty,” –Winston Churchill   Throughout the last several years, many aggregate producers may have been pessimists rather than optimists, but the tide may be ...

Read More...

SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW

advertisement

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

BLOG

advertisement
advertisement