Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 28 – October 2, 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 Montgomery County Probate […]
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their jobs report for September and the construction industry only added 8,000 jobs. The construction industry hasn’t seen a big jump in jobs added despite construction spending continuing to increase. August’s numbers were revised up from 3,000 to 5,000 jobs added but when you factor in the […]
Construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,086.2 billion in August according to the U.S. Census Bureau, with total nonresidential construction at $696.3 billion. This marks the ninth consecutive month of increased spending going back to December 2014. The annual rate of construction spending has seen gradual increases over the past few […]
Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of September 21 – 25, 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 Huntsville Aquatics Center Additions […]
After two strong months of increases in design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for August took a small step backwards, dropping to a score of 49.1 after seeing its two highest months in June (55.7) and July (54.7). (Scores above 50 indicate an increase in billings and scores below 50 indicate a decrease.) This […]
In yesterday’s blog post we talked about how companies are using the collaborative consumption economic model to disrupt and change the construction equipment rental market. Today, we are looking at another form of collaboration, crowdfunding, and how it is being used in architecture and construction. Crowdfunding is an alternative financing method for funding projects or […]
Collaborative consumption, sometimes referred to as the sharing economy or access economy, has seen tremendous growth over the past several years. The most popular forms of collaborative consumption can be found in rental accommodation services like Airbnb and ride/car sharing services such as Uber and RelayRides. Collaborative consumption has reached nearly every industry and commercial […]
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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.