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Construction Sector Adds 48,000 Jobs in February
Data from the Labor Department indicated the addition of 48,000 new construction jobs in February 2013, according to Reuters.
Construction Equipment – 3/8/2013

ARTBA Projects Growth in the the U.S. Transportation Construction Market in 2013
The U.S. transportation construction infra-structure market will show modest growth in 2013, increasing three percent from $126.5 billion to $130.3 billion, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) forecast model.
Construction Equipment Guide – 12/17/2012

Combined 2013 Construction Economic Outlooks Point to Project Hot Spots
AGC, ARTBA and NAHB economists forecast reviving housing and certain private sectors but static road work
For Construction Pros – 12/6/2012

Granite joint venture team awarded $42 million highway project in Northern California
The joint venture of Granite Construction Co. and MCM Construction Inc. has been awarded a $42 million highway contract by the California Department of Transportation for the construction of the San Juan Road Interchange in Monterey County, according to Granite Construction Inc.
Better Roads – 10/17/2012

$7.2 billion infrastructure program launched in Chicago
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched "Build a New Chicago," a $7.2 billion infrastructure program that would create 30,000 jobs throughout the next three years, according to a Chicago-Sun Times report.
Equipment World – 4/2/2012

Turner Building Cost Index forecasts construction cost to increase slightly in Q2
Turner Construction Co.'s second quarter 2011 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the first quarter of 2011.
Equipment World – 6/16/2011

Construction Material Costs Increase in May
Contractors suffered from a new round of price increases for key materials in May but were largely unable to pass their costs along to customers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Construction Equipment – 6/14/2011

New Report Warns of Strain on U.S. Cities to Maintain Assets and Build Infrastructure Projects as Federal Funding Declines
America's infrastructure investments -- levels of which have long trailed behind those of Asia and Europe -- will be further stifled this year by pressures to cut federal spending and reduce the deficit, compelling cities to be evermore creative and resourceful in securing partnerships to start or continue infrastructure projects, according to Infrastructure 2011: A Strategic Priority.
Compact Equipment Online – 5/17/2011

Construction Materials Prices Rise 1.4 Percent in April
In what appears to be an ongoing trend, the cost of construction materials prices increased by 1.4 percent in April, according to the May 12 Department of Labor's Producer Price Index (PPI) report. Prices are now 7.1 percent higher from the same time last year.
Compact Equipment Online – 5/13/2011

EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our nation's streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.
Compact Equipment Online – 4/29/2011