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National nonresidential construction spending slows in July

National nonresidential construction spending slows in July

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Spending declined 0.3 percent in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to a recent ABC analysis. National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3 percent in July, totaling $776 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. July spending also increased 0.1 percent compared to July 2018.

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 255 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 255 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS

From Associated General Contractors. Construction employment grew in 255, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between July 2018 and July 2019, declined in 56 and was unchanged in 47, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a newly released workforce survey they conducted with Autodesk showed the employment gains would likely have been even more widespread if firms could find more qualified workers to hire, and they urged federal officials to bolster career training programs.

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Register Today For This Webinar: Creating Valuable Construction Materials From Your Waste

Register Today For This Webinar: Creating Valuable Construction Materials From Your Waste

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Did you know that some 60% of materials used in construction are non-structural? CDE equipment diverts over 15 million tons of waste material from landfill sites every year, creating valuable sand & aggregates products ready for re-use in construction projects as a result.

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ISRI: China targets scrap commodities in latest tariff announcement

ISRI: China targets scrap commodities in latest tariff announcement

From Waste Today. New tariffs on recyclables range from 5 percent to 10 percent. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has issued an alert notifying its members that the Chinese government intends to add tariffs on $75 billion in goods from the U.S. beginning Dec. 15.

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States continue adding construction jobs, while industry employment wanes

States continue adding construction jobs, while industry employment wanes

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of U.S. Department of Labor data. Association officials say the new jobs totals indicate the need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

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5 smart tech trends transforming construction as we know it

5 smart tech trends transforming construction as we know it

From knowtechie.com. Technology is increasingly revolutionizing all industries in the world, and the construction industry is not an exception. Smart technology is rapidly changing the way construction companies interact with their work environment, improving their quality of project delivery.

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ABI July 2019: Billings remain flat, indicators of future work continue to soften

ABI July 2019: Billings remain flat, indicators of future work continue to soften

From American Institute of Architects. Business conditions at architecture firms remained essentially flat for the sixth consecutive month in July. Although the ABI score of 50.1 for the month technically indicates growth, the score is barely above 50, which means that the share of firms that reported increasing firm billings for the month is just slightly higher than the share that reported decreasing billings. Overall, this six-month stretch is one of the longest periods of essentially flat billings since the end of the Great Recession.

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A new protocol for reusing structural steel

A new protocol for reusing structural steel

From pbctoday.co.uk. The Steel Construction Institute has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel. Reusing reclaimed structural steel, as opposed to the common practice of recycling by remelting scrap, offers significant environmental benefits and potential cost savings.

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Nonresidential Contractor Confidence Begins to Wane

Nonresidential Contractor Confidence Begins to Wane

From forconstructionpros.com. Expectations for nonresidential construction sales, profit margin and staffing levels all dropped in June, U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction but remain reasonably upbeat, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) June 2019 Construction Confidence Index (CCI).

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AMP Robotics founder Matanya Horowitz talks robotics

AMP Robotics founder Matanya Horowitz talks robotics

From Waste Today. Matanya Horowitz founded Louisville, Colorado-based AMP Robotics in 2014 with a mission to change the way materials are recycled. Through AMP’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered robotic sorting solutions, operators at material recovery facilities (MRFs) that process municipal solid waste and recycling facilities in construction and demolition (C&D), e-waste and metal scrap can cut down on contamination while reducing their reliance on manual sorters.

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