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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

Home sales [http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/21/national-association-of-realtors-reports-existing-home-sales-for-february-2016.html] fell in February. This year, nonresidential construction costs [https://agmetalminer.com/2016/03/22/mortenson-non-residential-construction-costs-will-increase/] will increase 3% to 4%. Check out 12 unique photos of skyscrapers in China [http://www.businessinsider.com/disorienting-photos-of-chinas-skyscrapers-2016-3] . In February, the Architectural Billings
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

Housing starts [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/business/economy/us-housing-starts-increased-in-september.html?_r=0] rose in September. The Architecture Billings Index [http://constructiondatacompany.com/architecture-billings-index-bounces-back-strong-in-september/?utm_source=Construction+Data+Building+Blocks+Blog&utm_campaign=e5b7a175e8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_014636a2fe-e5b7a175e8-428412437] (ABI) rose to 53.7
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

New home sales rose 5.4% [http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-new-home-sales-rise-in-july-1440512007] in July. Construction Global explains how 5 new technologies [http://www.constructionglobal.com/majorprojects/493/5-innovative-technologies-changing-the-construction-sector-in-2015] are improving the industry. The construction industry added over 6,000 new jobs [http://www.forconstructionpros.com/news/12100789/construction-industry-adds-6000-jobs-in-july] in the
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

Out of 338 buildings, these 27 have been nominated [http://www.businessinsider.com/world-architecture-festival-2015-best-building-nominees-2015-7] by the World Architecture Festival for 2015’s Building of the Year. Mechanical exoskeletons [http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/07/why-you-might-be-seeing-mechanical-exoskeletons-on-construction-sites-soon/] have been created to help workers wield heavy tools for long periods of time without
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How Wearable Technology is Changing the Construction Industry

How Wearable Technology is Changing the Construction Industry

The following is a guest post by construction industry blogger James White. Technology has been making a big impact in the construction industry. Cloud services [https://blog.buildingblok.com/how-important-is-technology-in-construction/] allow easy access to documents and the use of construction management software [https://blog.buildingblok.com/new-technology-adoption-how-to-drive-change-within/] increases efficiency. The
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

Eurozone construction [http://www.wsj.com/articles/eurozone-construction-falls-sharply-in-february-1429521326] drops in February. From 2004 to 2014, Google spent more than $500 million on construction and remodeling [http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2015/04/20/google-spent-500-million-on-construction-since-2004-more-than-all-local-homeowners-combined/] . Check out the most extravagant homes for sales [http://www.businessinsider.com/the-5-most-extraordinary-homes-for-sale-around-the-wor
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

S&P/Case-Shiller home price index report indicates that home prices [http://www.businessinsider.com/case-shiller-home-price-index-january-2015-3] have risen. Watch Disney Land’s construction [http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/disneyland-construction-time-lapse-video-30007905] in 60 seconds. A fight over a Frank Lloyd Wright house [http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-frank-lloyd-wright-house-divides-somersets-wraxall-1427296652?KEYWORDS=construction] has
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

New home construction [http://fortune.com/2015/03/17/housing-starts-plunged-february/] fell 17% in February [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-03-17/new-home-construction-plunges-17-in-february] (to the lowest level since January 2014). Homebuilder confidence [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-16/confidence-among-u-s-homebuilders-declines-to-eight-month-low] is down in March (to an eight-month low). 6 construction do’
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Construction News on The Blok

Construction News on The Blok

Architecture billings [http://constructiondatacompany.com/architecture-billings-decreases-january-2015/?utm_source=Construction+Data+Building+Blocks+Blog&utm_campaign=69e68e6b52-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_014636a2fe-69e68e6b52-428276393] decreased in January 2015. Lending for home construction [http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2015/02/24/home-construction-lending-grows-at-slower-pace/] slowed in the 4th quarter. Home prices rose
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Caterpillar Under Investigation and Retail Sales Down

Caterpillar Under Investigation and Retail Sales Down

The Wall Street Journal [http://www.wsj.com/articles/caterpillar-reports-u-s-investigation-into-cash-transfers-1424214439] reports that the U.S. District Court for Central Illinois is investigating the movement of cash within Caterpillar’s U.S. and international branches. Caterpillar received a grand jury subpoena [http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/02/19/caterpillars-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day/
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5 Things to Know About the Construction Industry Today

5 Things to Know About the Construction Industry Today

1. 10 Ecuadorians and three Chinese construction workers died in an accident at the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric power plant site [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ecuador-power-plant-construction-accident-kills-13/] (Ecuador’s largest infrastructure project to date). 2. China’s construction and railway stocks [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-15/china-stock-futures-fall-as-pboc-sees-growth-slowdown-in-2015.html] rise
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5 Things to Know About the Construction Industry Today

5 Things to Know About the Construction Industry Today

1. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20,000 jobs [http://www.forconstructionpros.com/press_release/12024854/construction-industry-adds-20000-jobs-in-november] were added to the construction industry in November. ADP, the Human Capital Management firm, reports that 17,000 jobs [http://constructiondatacompany.com/construction-industry-employment-increases-by-20000-in-november/?utm_source=Construction+Data+Building+Blocks+Blog&utm_
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Digging Into Financials

Digging Into Financials

> “The most important aspects of financial management for the small construction industry contractor arebookkeeping,budgetingandcost accounting*,* said Vancouver accountant Lionel Raber” –Journal of Commerce [http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id57954/--financial-management-skills-found-lacking-for-small-contractors] 1) Bookkeeping BuildingBlok allows you to track cost changes in real-time, automatically keeping your books up-to-date. All Change Orders
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Economic Webcast: Riding the Roller Coaster: Ups & Downs in Construction Spending, Materials, Labor

Economic Webcast: Riding the Roller Coaster: Ups & Downs in Construction Spending, Materials, Labor

Economic Webcast: Riding the Roller Coaster: Ups & Downs in Construction Spending, Materials, Labor [http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/events/2013/05/webcast-riding-the-roller-coaster-ups-downs-for-construction-spending/] > – A informative economic webcast on the state of the construction industry, featuring keynote Chief Economists from the AGC of America, AIA, and Reed Construction Data.
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