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  • Infographic: Canadian Housing Starts June 26, 2017
    Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘short-hand’ visualizations. Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, […]
  • ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – June 26, 2017 June 26, 2017
    Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of June 19 – 23, 2017. 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 St. Paul’s Student Center Location: Mobile, AL Building Use: Educational […]
  • VIDEO: Alex Carrick Interview With Oldcastle Building Solutions – Part 2 June 23, 2017
    ConstructConnect’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick recently sat down with Carolina Borges Cavalcante of Oldcastle Building Solutions to discuss the economy and the outlook for the construction industry. In Part 2 of the interview, Alex and Carolina discuss U.S. construction. Highlights from Part 2: Residential starts are around 1.1 million units per year annualized, about 500,000 short of […]
  • Infographic: Canadian Provincial Labour Markets June 22, 2017
    Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘short-hand’ visualizations. Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, […]
  • U.S. Put-in-place Construction Spending Forecasts – Early Summer 2017 June 22, 2017
    ConstructConnect’s early-Summer 2017 forecasts of the Census Bureau’s put-in-place construction spending statistics are set out in the accompanying table. The long-term historical and projected movements of ‘grand total’, ‘total residential’, ‘total non-residential’ and some key type-of-structure sub-categories are shown in the graphs. There’s a full explanation of what constitutes the put-in-place investment numbers, and how […]

Two New CDCNews Features Let Contractors “Do More” with Proprietary Project Data

(Vero Beach, Fla. – February 8, 2013) — To help its commercial construction users turn warm leads into signed contracts, commercial construction leads provider CDCNews has upgraded its popular Lead Manger™ tool with two new applications — My Data Export™ and Invitation To Bid Pro™. Both features allow for the integration of CDCNews’ data with […]

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Northeast Region Bidding Landscape for January 2013

Despite a typical seasonal decline in bids for projects like roadwork and sewer and water, the bidding landscape for January 2013 in the Northeast region offered many opportunities. This region covers the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. CDCNews reported on 1,803 construction projects that […]

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The Next Generation of Building Materials

For centuries, technological advances have allowed the construction industry to develop stronger, cheaper and more durable building materials. These days, factors like sustainability, transportability and functionality are driving manufacturers to create innovative building materials. Imagine an office building whose exterior can clean the air around it or sidewalks that repair themselves when they are cracked. […]

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4th Quarter 2012 Construction Data Index

With Congress not reaching an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff until the eleventh hour, optimism for improvement in the construction industry for the first half of 2013 shrank compared to the previous quarter. Other industry indicators from 4th Quarter 2012 forecast growth for commercial construction in 2013. Construction Data Company has released the 4th […]

More Contractors Have Access to CDCNews Total Access Plans Online

CDCNews doubles sales of online commercial construction plans, adds new markets (Vero Beach, Fla. – January 8, 2013) CDCNews Total Access Plans Online™ now serves clients in 19 states, plus Washington, D.C., with comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, verified bid information on commercial construction projects in their area. Total Access Plans Online is designed to save contractors time […]

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A Look Back on the Month of December in the Southeast Region

Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for Southeast region during the month of September 2012. This includes the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. CDCNews reported on 1,057 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  Of those 1,057 projects, 725 were bid by the […]

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The Impact of MAP-21 on the Construction Industry

There has been quite a bit of uncertainty in the transportation construction industry over the past few years. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) was a bill to provide funding and authorization for federal surface transportation projects. The SAFETEA-LU law was enacted on August 10, 2005 and expired […]

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Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Cleanup efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy are already well underway. A federal grant from the United States Department of Labor of nearly $47 million has been made available to hire unemployed workers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island to assist in cleanup and reconstruction activities. FEMA is replacing out-of-state workers […]

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Mid-Atlantic Region Bidding Landscape for November 2012

Today we are going to take a look back at the construction bidding landscape for the Mid-Atlantic region during the month of November 2012. This region covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. CDCNews reported on 1,264 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  […]

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Northeast Region Bidding Landscape for October 2012

The bidding landscape for the month of October 2012 in the Northeast region was full of activity. This region covers the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. CDCNews reported on 2,206 construction projects that bid during October in this region.  Public sector bids accounted for […]

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Spotlight on Rand Construction Corporation

Rand Construction Corporation is an award-winning commercial general contractor headquartered in Washington, DC and has annual revenues exceeding $263 million. The company was founded by Linda Rabbitt in 1989, who also serves as the company’s CEO, and is the second largest woman-owned construction company in the United States. Jon Couch is president of Rand and […]

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A Look Back on the Month of September in the Southeast Region

Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for Southeast region during the month of September 2012. This includes the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. CDCNews reported on 1,225 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  Of those 1,225 projects, 945 were bid by the […]

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Mid-Atlantic Region Bidding Landscape for September 2012

Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for the Mid-Atlantic region during the month of September 2012. This region covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. CDCNews reported on 1,465 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  Of […]

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.