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The Idaho AGC Education Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships

The Idaho AGC Education Foundation awards scholarships each year to full-time students in their junior or senior year of study at an Idaho college or university who have declared a construction related major.

This year, the Foundation awarded four scholarships to deserving Idaho students.  Congratulations to

Julia Reese, a Civil Engineering and Agriculture Systems Management student at the University of Idaho

PPI growth slows in June, employment ticks up following as openings slip at end of May

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in June, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.2% from May and 2.0% year-over-year (y/y) from June 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday

Spending is flat in May but up from 2016; two-thirds of metros add jobs; costs are mixed

            Construction spending totaled $1.230 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in May, nearly the same as in April (although that figure was revised up by $11 billion or 0.9%), the Census Bureau

Free Webinar: Fire Protection During Construction

This 90-minute webinar will introduce attendees to several of the recent major fires and their causes, the many fire-related hazards that exist on a construction site, the International Building and Fire Code and NFPA requirements for fire protection safeguards during construction and solutions for developing simple fire safety strategies.  There also will be information on

News headlines, articles tell mixed stories on impact of rising costs; Dodge starts climb

            Headlines on recent news stories suggest rising construction materials and labor costs are pushing up project prices and may be contributing to cancellations, but the articles point to other possible explanations.


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