NEWS IN BRIEF
- Building Optimism: An outlook for the construction market shows confidence. Merritt, Robert J. // Business Credit;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 100 Issue 7, p55
Analyses the economy of the United States, highlighting the confidence which the construction industry is expressing in the economy. Challenges which gave initial skepticism about the stability of the economy; Contributing factors to the improvements in the economy; Information on the results...
- Looking Forward-and Beyond. Monroe, Linda // Buildings;Dec99, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p6
Reports on the findings that by year 2010 the United States (US) will be surpassed by China as the world's largest market for the construction industry. Countries benefiting from a shift to less mature markets; Size of the US construction market.
- New construction in 2002 climbed 1 percent; down 3 percent in December. // Pit & Quarry;Mar2003, Vol. 95 Issue 9, p48
Reports on the performance of the construction industry in the U.S. in 2002. Estimates on the overall amount generated by the construction sector; Impetus to the decline in non-building construction; Correlation between economic status and the level of construction activity.
- 1999 industry forecast: Slower, but still strong. Scheck, Donna M. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;12/14/98, Vol. 205 Issue 15, p5
Forecasts trends in the construction industry in the United States affected by the predicted slow economic expansion in 1999. Rates of consumer inflation and unemployment affecting industry bottom line; Predictions of residential and nonresidential construction activity in the country.
- Construction update. // RSI: Roofing, Siding, Insulation;Dec98, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p60
Presents financial information on the construction industry in the United States. Annual rate in contracting for new construction in September 1998; Total construction through the first nine months of 1998; Growth of the industry through 2002.
- Construction Update. // RSI: Roofing, Siding, Insulation;Dec2000, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p68
Presents information on the construction industry in the United States as of December 2000. Construction contract value; Year-to-date construction contract value.
- Essential Economics. // Pit & Quarry;Nov2002, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p2
Reports the economic performance of construction industry in the U.S. as November 2002. Monthly construction contract value.
- Construction spending declined 0.9% in May. Koning, Rachel // Bond Buyer;07/02/99, Vol. 329 Issue 30675, p2
Reports on construction spending in the United States in May 1999.
- BUILDERS REMAIN MOSTLY HEALTHY. // National Mortgage News;04/02/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 27, p6
Focuses on the home building industry in the United States as of April 2, 2001. Assertion of ratings agency Standard and Poor's that the industry remains creditworthy; Problems faced by the industry's manufactured housing sector.
- Coming around? Sutherland, Fiona // International Construction;Mar2002, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p21
Focuses on the status of the construction industry in the U.S. Impact of economic recession; Stability of the housing construction market; Rumor of reduced funding for the Federal Highway program.