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  • Disconnect Between High-Tech’s Influence and the High-Tech Sector’s Jobs Creation August 1, 2018
    Computers, the internet and other high-tech advances have profoundly affected the workaday lives of every one of us. Many of the thought leaders who have sparked the innovation waves have become celebrities beyond the confines of the business sector. And their companies have been richly rewarded through enormous increases in the value of their shares […]
  • U.S. Construction Spending Fell 1.1% in June August 1, 2018
    The seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending fell to $1,317.2 billion in June, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 1.1% drop in June was the largest month to month decline since April 2017. May’s estimate was revised up sharply from $1,309.5 billion to $1,332.4 billion, making it the highest […]
  • U.S. Construction Jobs Growth Widespread, Canada’s Narrowly Focused July 31, 2018
    June 2018’s figure on total employment in construction in the U.S., as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was +4.1% compared with June 2017. The comparable number for north of the border from Statistics Canada was a percentage point lower at +3.1%. But +3.1% was a commendable climb nonetheless.   Meanwhile, total jobs […]
  • Cities Seek Partnerships for Affordable Housing Projects July 31, 2018
    We may be experiencing a building boom but it is not producing affordable housing…and that’s what municipal leaders desperately need. The lack of affordable housing has become a national problem. The Urban Institute reports that for every 100 low-income American households seeking affordable apartments, fewer than 30 units are available. And the National Apartment Association […]
  • ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
    Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of July 23 – 27, 2018. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama Publix #1642 and Retail – Pine Grove / Madison Location: […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects – February 15, 2016

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 8 – 12, 2016. 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 The Orthopedic Center Renovation […]

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Construction Firms Will See Higher Penalties & New Rules From OSHA In 2016

For the first time in 25 years, the maximum fines for OSHA violations are set to significantly increase this year. A provision in the budget bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last year included a provision in the “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015” that would […]

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Construction Firms Are Realizing The Benefits Of Virtual Reality

A recent survey by ARC Document Solutions on emerging technologies in the AEC industry revealed that 65.3% of respondents indicated virtual reality would be the next big technology trend. (The use of drones for surveying and project documentation was second at 61.9%.) The top two benefits of virtual reality use cited were easier visualization of […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects – February 8, 2016

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of February 1 – 5, 2016. 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 ALDOT West Central Regional […]

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Construction Industry Adds 18,000 Jobs To Start 2016

The latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was released this morning and the construction industry added 18,000 jobs in January. This is a bit of a letdown since the industry added an impressive 146,000 jobs during the final quarter of 2015. October (33,000), November (65,000) and December (48,000) for nearly half […]

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Annual Value of Construction Put In Place Tops $1 Trillion For First Time Since 2008

Great News! As we predicted for most of last year, total value of construction put in place (CPIP) for 2015 was $1,097.3 billion, surpassing the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2008 when it hit $1,077.4 billion. This is a 10.5% increase over the 2014 CPIP which was $993.4 billion. Based on the latest […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects – February 1, 2016

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 25 – 29, 2016. 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 O’Reilly Auto Parts Relocation […]

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Entering The Age Of Autonomous Construction Equipment

Imagine walking onto a construction site to find a fleet of bulldozers, graders and excavators doing site prep without any operators behind the controls. Upon closer inspection, you notice some of the equipment is cab-less with no manual controls. The operators might be standing at a safe distance operating the machine remotely. Maybe the equipment […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects – January 25, 2016

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 18 – 22, 2016. 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 & […]

Construction Data’s Hot Projects – January 18, 2016

Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 11 – 15, 2016. 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 Central High School Addition […]

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.