Construction in the First Half Of this year is Up 7% Over 2005

September 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/4/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 9, p3
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The article reports that construction in the first half of 2006 grew by 7% over 2005. New Construction starts tracked by McGraw-Hill Construction through the first half of this year totaled $344 billion, 7% more than the same period a year ago. Homebuilding has slowed to just a 1% annual increase but year-to-year gains of 17% in nonresidential buildings and 13% for nonbuilding construction picked up the slack.


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