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|June 14, 2021||Construction Material Costs Now Stonewalling Projects||
It’s no secret that construction material prices are sky-high pretty much across the board. Be it plastics, lumber, steel, asphalt, roofing, piping, wallboard, insulation, or cement, Contractor N ...Read more
|June 7, 2021||Construction Jobs Down 20K in May||
Construction season is generally believed to begin between the first of April and the first of June, depending on the state you are in. So it’s somewhat bleak news that job numbers dropped this M ...Read more
|May 11, 2021||Confluence of Factors Put HVAC Contractors in a Tight Spot.||
High supply costs, shortages, and low demand for many commercial projects are just a few of the problems plaguing HVAC contractors.
With the free-fall of commercial construction, HVAC contrac ...Read more
|April 20, 2021||Key Construction Commodity Prices Are Rising Sharply|
|April 17, 2021||Top Paving Contractor Trends for 2021||
A lot of it has been spread around the United States, but not much ink has been spilled on the increasing use of recycled asphalt. According to Recycling Magazine, asphalt ...Read more
|March 25, 2021||Roofing Supply Costs Up 25-30 Percent||
One kind of situation a roofer never likes to be in is an unstable one. Unfortunately, that’s how it is with material costs sky-high.
According to reports, roofers have watched the prices o ...Read more
|March 18, 2021||Price of a New House Up $24k Due to Soaring Lumber Costs||
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said on Monday that the “unprecedented spike” in lumber costs has increased the average price of a single-family home by $24,000.
The pr ...Read more
|January 16, 2021||A Border Wall Blitz as Future Hangs in Limbo — or Does It?||
Construction of the controversial border wall along the US-Mexico border continues “full steam ahead,” though President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to halt it.
Earlier this month, the T ...Read more
|December 9, 2020||US Cuts Tariffs on Exceptionally Expensive Canadian Lumber in Half||
The U.S. Commerce Department seems to have followed the age-old adage “measure twice, cut once” in its decision earlier this month to reduce tariffs on Canadian lumber from 20 percent to 9 perc ...Read more
|September 30, 2020||Market Changes Bring Down Pay for Contractors, But Raise Costs of Doing Business||
Construction costs are down for the first time in a decade due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s cheaper now for companies and individuals to hire home remodelers, paving contractors, and many ot ...Read more