Construction tech startup Modulous raises $11.5 million

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Seattle and London-based construction technology company Modulous has raised $11.5 based real estate developer, CEMEX Ventures , the venture arm of construction giant CEMEX ; Blackhorn Ventures (U.S.); The post Construction tech startup Modulous raises $11.5

Residential construction jobs slowly return

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The construction sector added a total of 31,000 jobs in November, on par with the two prior months. It was a strong month for construction,” First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi said in a statement. “We Following a strong showing in October , a somewhat disappointing U.S.

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Construction worker shortage has reached “crisis” levels

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To keep pace with current construction demand, and account for attrition, 740,000 new construction workers are needed each year for the next three years , a report by the Home Builders Institute contends. million new hires for construction.

Opinion: The “profitless boom” in residential construction

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The residential construction industry is facing a crisis as builders manage the critical shortage of building materials and labor. Tye Alroe, director of Alroe Constructions , was recently let down by a subcontractor who pulled out of a job at the last minute. “I

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

More Women Working in Construction in 2021

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The number of women employed in the construction industry increased to over 1.24 million in 2021, as the construction industry was quickly recovering jobs lost earlier during the pandemic induced recession. Currently, women make up 11% of the construction workforce, up from 9.3%

US jobs report: Construction unemployment low but job creation slows

Housing Wire

The construction sector, meanwhile, had only a slight gain, according to the U.S. But employment showed little change over the month in other major industries, including construction, retail trade, financial activities, government and other services. Job growth in the U.S.

Construction Job Openings Jump

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The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs jumped to 449,000 unfilled positions in April.

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2021

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According to the latest May 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,070 and the top 25% make at least $75,820.

Townhouse Construction Slows

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Nonetheless, over the last four quarters, townhouse construction starts totaled 148,000 units, 7% higher than the prior four quarter total (138,000).

Large Metro Suburban Single-family Construction Slows

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Supply-chain challenges and unfavorable economic conditions have reduced the pace of single-family residential construction across all regional submarkets.

Construction a bright spot in weak September jobs report

Housing Wire

After losing 3,000 jobs in August , the construction sector added 22,000 jobs in September. However, construction employment is still 201,000 jobs below its February 2020 level. The average hourly earnings of production and non-supervisory employees in construction are up 5.8%

Construction Job Openings Surge

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The labor market continues to tighten, especially for the construction industry. The count of open construction jobs increased to 410,000 unfilled positions in October, the highest measure in the history of the data series (going back to late 2000).

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

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Early indicators show new-home construction is beginning to ramp up. Evangelou refers to the volume of new homes where construction began during a set period, known in the industry as housing starts. Thus, housing construction is trending upward with housing starts likely to reach 1.6

Construction Job Openings Leveling Off

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The construction labor market remains tight, but the total number of open construction sector jobs has likely reached a cyclical peak as economic activity slows in response to tighter financial conditions.

Increasing Open Jobs in Construction

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The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased for the month to 380,000 unfilled positions in January.

New home construction shoots up 22.6% in July

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New home construction continues to climb, as privately owned single-family housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.496 million, a 22.6% The post New home construction shoots up 22.6%

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2020

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According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $50,460 and the top 25% make at least $71,000.

6 Tips for Appraising New Construction Homes

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New construction is treated a little differently by lenders, FHA, and the GSEs. When appraising new construction homes, you must take into consideration certain features and attributes that don’t necessarily apply to re-sales.

Townhouse Construction Surged in 2021

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According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction jumped 28.1% in 2021.

Condo Construction Market Showing Gains?

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At 11,000 units started, this was the best quarter for condo construction since the third quarter of 2008. As a result, the market share of rental units of multifamily construction starts decreased to 91% during the first quarter.

Residential construction jobs now 7.6% above pre-COVID level

Housing Wire

After a month of very little change in April , the construction sector had a solid month of job growth in May, according to the U.S. Construction gained 36,000 jobs in May, with residential building adding 5,000 jobs and residential specialty trade contractors gain 11,700 jobs.

Missing Middle Construction Still Missing

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The missing middle construction sector includes development of medium-density housing, including townhouses, duplexes and other small multifamily properties.

Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

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With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up , you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. New Construction . Another solid benefit to new construction is customization.

Median Age of Construction Workforce

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NAHB analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) data reveals that the median age of construction workers is 41, the same as a typical worker in the national labor force. The median age of construction.

Stable Reading for July Construction Job Openings

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The construction labor market is cooling off as economic activity slows in response to tighter monetary policy. However, the July data shows stability concerning the number of open, unfilled jobs in the construction industry. The count of open construction jobs.

How will rising rates affect new home construction?

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Census Bureau released their construction report for February, showing a positive trend in housing construction data with a lovely print in housing permits at 1,859,000 and housing starts at 1,769,000. The post How will rising rates affect new home construction? Today, the U.S.

Construction Layoff Rate Dives

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What had been, in prior years, a challenge in certain sectors, like construction, continues as. The labor market continues to tighten. In the September BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data, the national number of job quits for all sectors (4.4

HBGI Shows Suburban Shift for Multifamily Construction

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Home Building Construction Times Slow in 2021

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The 2021 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 8.2 months to finish the construction.

Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction Surging

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Single-family built-for-rent sector construction surged during the second quarter of 2022 as homebuying affordability declined on higher mortgage interest rates.

Growth for Townhouse Construction

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According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction continued at a strong pace in the first quarter of 2021. This followed the best quarter for townhouse construction in 2.5

Residential Construction Employment Rose Slightly in April

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Residential construction employment rose by 3,100 in April, after an increase of 28,700 in March. Read More › Construction Statistics Economic Indicators Economics Housing Data COVID-19 employment labor force labor force participation rate residential construction employment

Residential Construction Loan Growth

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The second quarter of 2021 marked the second consecutive quarter of loan growth for residential construction loans. The volume of 1-4 unit residential construction loans made by FDIC-insured institutions increased by 4.9%

States with Highest and Fastest Rising Construction Wages

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As the construction labor market remains tight and skilled labor shortages persist, wages in construction continue to rise, often outpacing and exceeding typical earnings in other industries.