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Construction Industry

May 3, 2020, 11am PDT
The changes coming to the construction industry to protect the safety and health of workers during the pandemic could stay in place for the foreseeable future.
Smart Cities Dive
April 29, 2020, 11am PDT
New construction projects are still on hold, but the state of Washington is allowing some projects to restart under strict health and safety guidelines.
The Urbanist
Blog post
April 28, 2020, 8am PDT
While some cities and states have prohibited all construction during the first few months of the pandemic, other locations are leaning on construction projects as a source of employment and improvements during tough times.
Kayla Matthews
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
The New York Times
March 30, 2020, 9am PDT
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic deepened with the news that construction would be halted on all "non-essential" construction in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania.
WHYY
December 8, 2019, 7am PST
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
CNBC
November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
April 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
Marketwatch
April 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Chicago's new building code is hailed as a major achievement for the city, labor unions, and the construction and development industries in the city.
MAPS
October 4, 2018, 8am PDT
A new player with a very familiar name has entered into the residential homebuilding market.
Yahoo Finance
September 15, 2018, 11am PDT
With the price of steel increasing significantly since the beginning of the year, the construction industry has little choice but to build through a more expensive process.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times
July 20, 2018, 8am PDT
A planned and approved building in Portland would have pushed Cross Laminated Timber to new heights, but fell short of the needed financing to get done.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reuters
June 16, 2018, 7am PDT
The Trump Administration's tariffs on Canadian lumber are passing costs down to homebuyers, according to industry experts.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
March 26, 2018, 10am PDT
There is plenty of evidence for modular construction as a key component of a green economy.
Kayla Matthews
February 11, 2018, 1pm PST
Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.
Commercial Property Executive
August 23, 2017, 9am PDT
While productivity improves in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, it's dropping quickly in the construction industry.
The Economist
August 9, 2017, 8am PDT
Zoning and red tape gets a bad wrap in arguments that blame the housing crisis on a lack of housing supply. Another narrative credits a shortage of construction workers on the lack of housing supply in the country.
The Wall Street Journal