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Associated General Contractors Say Biden Policies Adding to US Infrastructure Crisis

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  The civil construction infrastructure sector is looking at a mass exodus of construction workers, with the Brookings Institute forecasting a yearly exit from the industry at 1.5 million workers per year, every year, over the next decade according to a June 16, 2020 article by Construction Equipment Guide correspondent…
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Pipelines, Politics, and the Construction Materials Price Spikes

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  Thanks to the current White House resident, the US construction industry is rolling through a perfect storm of construction material price spikes that some might think is an intentional assault on what would otherwise be a thriving economic sector.  Already depressed by the government overreach that culminated in the…
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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…
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Tunneling Projects 2021: 50-Year Upgrades and New Tunnel Spending

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  With the latest 1.9 trillion dollar Covid 19 relief spending bill now heading to the White House for approval, tunnel project spending has become quite the political football. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pet subway project in her California home district, ridiculed by opponents as “Pelosi’s tunnel of love”, lost…
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Construction and Mining Equipment 2021: Bulldozing Over Covid 19 Setbacks

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  In the third AEM [Association of Equipment Manufacturers] member survey conducted since the pandemic started, 75 percent of CEO respondents predict industry-wide revenue growth through October 2021.- Construction Equipment Guide It’s hard to keep a strong industry down and civil construction and mining are two sectors showing impressive resilience…
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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Construction’s 2020 and 2021 Forecasts

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  McKinsey suggests that the COVID-19 crisis will reshape the construction industry, radically shift supply and value chains, and create the blueprint for the industry moving forward. While all of these are certainly true, COVID-19 isn’t simply a “disrupter.” It’s a tangible threat to the industry’s bottom-line. How is COVID-19…

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