More Articles for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 04, 2013

Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3 percent in January, with outlays decreasing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.1 billion, citing a March 1 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, ...

Read More...

ABC names Cajun Industries as Contractor of the Year

Staff Report - Feb 26, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, based in Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence ...

Read More...

Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace formed

Staff Report - May 09, 2012

Five of the nation’s largest construction trade associations have teamed up to form the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW). The coalition’s mission is to create a drug- and alcohol-free construction industry by providing companies and organizations ...

Read More...

Nonresidential construction spending down for third consecutive month

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 02, 2012

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that total nonresidential construction spending fell for the third month in a row, declining 0.2 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $556.85 billion, according to the May 1 report by ...

Read More...

Construction industry loses 7,000 jobs in March

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 06, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent from 17.1 percent in February, according to the April 6 Department of Labor employment report. Year over year, ...

Read More...

Associated Builders and Contractors endorses Romney

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 24, 2012

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the 45th president of the United States during the organization's National Board of Directors meeting in Phoenix on Feb. 23. “The election of Mitt ...

Read More...

Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2012

Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Construction unemployment jumped 16 percent in December, according to a Jan. 6 report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). However, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu says this rise in unemployment shouldn’t cause too much alarm. "The increase in construction unemployment is primarily ...

Read More...

American Institute of Architects, Associated Builders and Contractors partner for contract documents program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 29, 2011

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Nov. 29 formede a marketing partnership agreement, designed to foster a greater understanding and exchange of ideas between architects and contractors in the construction community, according to ...

Read More...

Construction materials prices: Down 0.2% for quarter, 8.1% higher year ago

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 18, 2011

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that while the nation’s wholesale prices increased for the first time in five months, construction materials prices were unchanged in September, according to the Oct. 18 Producer Price Index (PPI) report by the ...

Read More...

Construction unemployment rate 13.3%, industry adds 26,000 jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 07, 2011

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that despite a stagnant national unemployment rate, the construction industry added 26,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate improved to 13.3 percent for the month, according to the Department of Labor’s Oct. ...

Read More...

Associated Builders and Contractors, CNA’s construction form strategic partnership

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 13, 2011

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and CNA’s Construction unit have formed a strategic partnership focused on advancing industry best practices in the field of construction safety. During this three-year partnership, scheduled to launch in January 2012, CNA will provide ABC chapters ...

Read More...

What construction needs from the President’s jobs plan: Associated Builders and Contractors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2011

On the evening just before President Obama’s speech to unveil his jobs plan to the nation, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Sept. 7 called on the president to repeal costly regulations and offer bold, new public-private partnership policies to ...

Read More...

advertisement
advertisement

New Road Products

advertisement
advertisement