Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Construction spending stalls between July and August; decrease in non-residential projects negates residential growth:...

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Total construction spending was flat between July and August, as a decrease in nonresidential projects offset continuing gains in residential construction, according to a...
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Nonresidential construction spending declined 0.4% in August: ABC

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National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.4% in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data published Oct. 1 by the...
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California gains 600 construction jobs in August; but still experiences overall 3.8% loss since...

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California's construction employment picture was at the middle of the nation's average in August, when the state gained 600 jobs (a 0.1% increase), ranking...
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California ranks near middle as it gains 600 construction jobs in August: AGC

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California ranked near the middle of the nation in construction employment changes in August. Employment grew by 0.1% or just 600 jobs, ranking the...
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Monthly construction input prices inch lower in August, but are still elevated year over...

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Construction input prices declined 0.6% in August compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau...
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Nonresidential construction loses 20,300 jobs in August, says ABC

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The construction industry lost 3,000 jobs on net in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released on Sept....
high speed rail construction update

No new earmarked federal infrastructure funds for California bullet train, but still possibly billions...

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California's high speed rail initiative doesn't see any specific mention or financial carve-outs in the approximately $1 billion bipartisan federal infrastructure funding initiative, but...
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California gains 1,100 jobs in July, still down 3.8% since start of pandemic

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California saw a .1% increase in construction jobs, 1,100, from June to July, but this small gain wasn't enough to offset the overall 35,100...
infrastructure

Senate passes $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, but there are still hurdles ahead

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California Construction News staff writer With bipartisan support, and over the objections of former President Donald Trump, the US Senate has passed a long-awaited and...
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Materials price increases, supply challenges challenge construction industry: AGC

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Extreme price increases continued in July for a wide range of goods and services used in construction, according to an analysis by the Associated...

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SAN gives go-ahead to Turner-Flatiron for $2.6 billion new airport terminal

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The San Diego County Regional Airport (SAN) Board of Directors has unanimously approved the maximum contract price and master project schedule for the design...
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LA construction rebounds: $7.3 billion in permits projected for FY 2021-22

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Construction in the first quarters of fiscal year 2021-22 in Los Angeles has rebounded solidly from the same period last year, according to data...
flood mitigation

$87 million in government funding awarded to California urban flood mitigation

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More than $87 million in grant funding has been awarded to a diverse set of projects that will guard against urban flooding and deliver...