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The U.S. Construction industry notched a seventh straight month of jobs expansion.

The industry now employs 6.8 million Americans, a 2.6-percent increase over the March 2016 figure. The question is: when will the talent spigot run dry?

The world’s largest producer of steel took a hammering in March.

Prices for steel rebar on the Shanghai Futures Exchange are down over 10 percent in the last 30 days. Why the sudden change and will it last?

If you’re a green builder, this city is the place to do business. Here’s why…

More than 900 city-owned buildings will shift to all renewable energy by 2025, making it the largest municipality in the country to make such a commitment. Find out which city is taking the LEED...

Construction is one of the ten fastest growing industries in the U.S.

According to Sageworks, seven of the top ten industries with the highest sales growth rates are related to construction. Here’s why that’s good for your wallet…

Skanska USA to begin construction on Capitol Tower in Houston

The tower, at 800 Capitol, has 754,000 square feet of office space and was designed by Gensler. What’s the big deal about this project? See for yourself…

A group of construction workers went above and beyond the job description

Sometimes sharing air space with adjacent buildings is a pain to deal with. Other times it’s an opportunity to spread some cheer for those in need.

Bubble Alert: The Canadian housing market is hot. But is it overheating?

The number of housing starts in Canada last month hit their highest level since September 2007. Economists are noticing the accompanying price trend is “very similar” to U.S. prices just before the crash...

What makes a true innovator? This…

An Australian home builder has plans to make this innovative technology a standard appliance in each home that they build. See what the competition is up to.

PHOTO: In case you need a reminder, this is why you should wear safety glasses.

Look, we all know safety glasses are important any time you are using any power tool. It just makes sense. Still, it's helpful every now and then to have a good example of how important.

Loans for multifamily projects are becoming more difficult to secure. But does that matter?

It should come as no surprise that the strongest projects have the most lending options. Now that there are early signs of a slow-down in the once red-hot multi-family market, some regions are hurting more than others.

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