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New Construction Starts to Increase Five Percent

New Construction Starts

Dodge Data & Analytics Predicts $713 Billion in 2017 Dodge Data & Analytics has released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2017 will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 …

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Fire Service Considerations

Fire Service Considerations

Assisting Firefighters from Construction Through Demolition Firefighters who respond to an emergency at a building with sprinkler and standpipe systems can perform their life-saving work (figure 1) with much greater efficiency if their first-responder needs have been considered by the building’s designers and code officials. OSHA’s manual, “Fire Service Features …

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FMI Reports on Labor Shortages and Millennials in Construction

Millennials in Construction

Skilled Labor Shortage Intensifies; Myths Debunked About Misunderstood Workforce FMI Corp., a leading provider of investment banking and management consulting services for the engineering and construction industry, recently released two reports: its “2015 Talent Development Survey in the Construction Industry” and “Millennials in Construction – Learning to Engage a New Workforce.” …

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Steady Growth and Recovery Continue

recovery and growth

Economists, Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers Report on 2015 and Forecast 2016 After a year of finally seeing signs of recovery and growth in 2015, the construction and fire protection industries seem to be at the same pace or better for 2016. Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts that overall U.S. construction starts …

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New Construction Starts to Grow Six Percent

construction industry forecasting

Dodge Data & Analytics Predicts $712 Billion in 2016 Dodge Data & Analytics (construction.com) has released its 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2016 will rise 6 percent to $712 billion, following gains of …

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