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Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 23 – 27, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Hilton Garden Inn Location: […]
Can you think of a commercial construction project that has been completed without the use of hand tools or power tools? Yeah, neither could I. Maybe it’s our familiarity with them or the fact that they are such a commonplace item on the construction site that hand tool and power tool safety often gets overlooked. […]
Want to make $20,000 a month off your idle equipment? Rent it out. From backhoe loaders to wheel loaders, construction firms are turning to lending programs to make the most of their heavy machinery. In a new whitepaper called “Tech Innovations Drive Increases in Heavy Equipment Leases and Rentals,” Purchasing.com surveyed over 70,000 business owners, CEOs, managers, […]
Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 16 – 20, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Holly Hill Elementary School […]
This is probably not the start to 2015 that most people were hoping for with the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropping below the score of 50 for the first time since April 2014 to 49.9 in January. A score of 49.9 means there was a slight decrease in design activity […]
Cutting costs and finding better business practices are critical for any construction contractor. One way you can do both is by taking actions to improve your business’ finances and thereby reduce your surety bond cost. It’s not often you get the chance to kill two birds with one stone, so take a look at these […]
Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 9 – 13, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Cordova High School Additions […]
About Our Blog
The mission of Construction Data’s Building Blocks Blog is to keep you informed by bringing you the latest news, insights, trends and legislation affecting the commercial construction industry. Our blog covers a wide range of topics from the most recent construction spending and employment data to the latest construction software, technology and apps to better run your business to construction safety tips to prevent accidents at the jobsite.
Our blog is home to the Construction Data Index (CDI), a premier user-based, forward-looking economic indicator for the commercial construction industry. This forecast tool reflects the future outlook of general contractors, subcontractors and building material suppliers. Our CDI survey polls industry professionals on how their commercial construction business is doing now relative to six months ago and how they see their business doing six months in the future. The CDI report is compiled quarterly to gauge the state of the commercial construction industry.
We also provide localized coverage of the commercial construction industry with our Hot Projects and our Bidding Landscapes series. Our weekly Hot Projects report showcases three of the most searched bidding and sub-bidding opportunities from each state in our coverage area by our clients in our Lead Manager database. Our Bidding Landscapes are compiled monthly and deliver an in-depth look at construction bidding in the various regions in our coverage area with breakdowns between publicly and privately funded projects and which industries are doing the most construction.