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Construction Outlook 2010 Report

The 2010 Construction Outlook is the industry’s highly respected and most closely watched outlook for the year ahead. Get a first-hand view of industry trends and the economic forecast that will affect the construction industry in 2010. This Conference will give you the vital information you need to plan for business success in the year 2010 and beyond.

Surety bonding in today’s construction market: changing times for contractors

Changing market conditions have led to changes and adaptations in the surety market. This article updates bankers and lenders on the current situation and trends within that constellation of financial organizations writing bonds for the construction industry.

For a fee, sureties transfer construction risk to themselves, and that is one… Continue reading

How to apply for a general contractor’s license?

Anyone seeking to be licensed as a general contractor in this State shall file an application for an examination on a form provided by the Board, at least 30 days before any regular or special meeting of the Board. The Board may require the applicant to pay the Board or a provider… Continue reading

Going Green in Construction

The nation’s buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption, according to a new green construction plan released Thursday by AGC. The plan outlines measures designed to stimulate demand for green construction projects, boost infrastructure capacity, and improve building efficiency and green construction practices.

The news was covered… Continue reading

Construction employment

Construction employment expanded in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, yet only Arkansas and North Dakota have more construction workers than they did a year ago according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The new figures, while offering room for optimism,… Continue reading

NC economy ahead of the nation

“The housing market has been a key part of this recession. Price declines have limited new construction and reduced household wealth. Federal housing data show home prices actually edged higher in North Carolina in the fourth quarter of 2009, while still dropping in the nation. Also, since last spring, wage and salary payments to… Continue reading

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