Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pat heading to Dallas, TX to check out construction

This Thursday, President of Builders Site Protection Pat Mullen will visit Dallas, TX to check out several construction projects in the area. Dallas and Houston are currently leading the nation in construction job growth according to a recent report issued from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Dallas added 8,300 jobs in December 2012; an 8% increase over a year earlier.

If you are a Dallas builder and have a project that needs surface protection or dust control products, and you would like to schedule a consultation with Pat, give us a call at 866-788-6886. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Construction Spending Reaches Three Year High in December

It looks like the economy is improving more quickly than previously thought! I posted about the sluggish growth forecast for 2013 several weeks ago, but recent data analysis suggests that construction spending wasn't as low as projected. According to the Commerce Department, construction spending increased 0.9% in December to an annual rate of $885 billion. Analysts only expected a 0.6% gain. Most of the gains came from private residential building projects, which increased 2.2 percent and reflects the country's improving housing market.

Along with government austerity measures, public sector construction has begun to fall. Public sector spending on construction fell 1.4 percent, which is the lowest its been since November 2006. If you have any updated news about construction spending or want to share with Builders Site Protection the building climate in your town, post a comment!