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Nonresidential spending gains offset single-family slump; input costs show mixed trends

            Construction spending totaled $1.280 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in January, up 1.3% from the downwardly revised December estimate and up just 0.3% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Census Bureau

Boise State Construction Management teams score success at 2019 ASC Competition in Sparks, Nevada

The Boise State University Construction Management department recently took 5 teams, 39 students, to Sparks, Nevada for the 2019 annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition. Each team had a wide array of students in terms of industry experience and education level. Boise State teams competed in the Heavy Civil, Design Build, Commercial, Concrete Solutions, Project Management, and Alternates competitions.

New-building PPI outpaces input costs as energy prices tumble; job openings set record

            The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in January, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.6% from December and 4.9% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Employment hits 11-year peak, weekly hours set all-time high in January; spending rises

Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 304,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,807,000 (1.9%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate, 4.0%, increased slightly from December (3.9%) but decreased slightly from January 2018 (4.1%).

Career Launcher: Idaho AGC Partners on Workforce Development Grant

The Idaho AGC, the state’s largest network of construction professionals, has partnered with the 

Idaho AGC Member Portal Goes LIVE!

We are pleased to announce that our Member Portal is now LIVE.

The Member Portal is a powerful tool that allows you to easily

•             Update your personal information, including name, title, address, and phone number;

•             View open personal invoices and transaction history;

•             Pay open invoices;

•             Manage the communications you receive;

•             Access member-only pricing on training, events, and sponsorships; and

•             Submit requests to join the Idaho AGC’s committees.

Idaho AGC Online Plan Room Gets Updated!

Did you know we’ve been making improvements to the Idaho AGC Online Plan Room site to help ensure that it remains a valuable tool for you and your team?  We have!

Shutdown ends but impacts may linger; starts were flat in 2018, Dodge reports

The partial federal government shutdown that began on December 22 ended on Friday. Only a few contractors had reported being affected by not receiving authorizations, permits or funding; specifically, for low-income housing, bridges and Small Business Administration loans. However, the reopening of agencies does not guarantee that applications will be acted on immediately.

Construction employment increased in 43 states, D.C. in 2018; 'bid price' PPI rose 5.3%

           Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose year-over-year (y/y) from December 2017 to December 2018 in 43 states and the District of Columbia, declined in six states and was unchanged in Mississippi, an AGC

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