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Idaho AGC to Produce Industry Magazine!

Dear Idaho AGC member, 

The Idaho AGC is gearing up to publish its inaugural issue of the Idaho Associated General Contractors publication (yet to be named!). This bi-annual magazine will be an interesting read and reference for any member, individual in the industry, or resident of Idaho.

The anticipated articles will include a complete overview of construction in Idaho as well as key topics of interest and magnitude to our industry, including initiatives, programs, product and technology updates, and goings-on at the Idaho AGC.

Dodge, ABI, NAHB measures imply possible flattening; Phoenix has largest population gain

The "value of new construction starts in April fell 15% [at] a seasonally adjusted annual rate,pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March," Dodge Data & Analytics 

Construction employment rises in 43 states through April; Trump reverses some tariffs

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from April 2018 to April 2019in43 states and declined in seven states and the District of Columbia, an AGC analysis

'Bid-price' PPIs outpace input costs through March; new tariffs may push costs higher

              Contractors appear to be closing the gap between rising input costs and bid prices, based on the latest Producer Price indexes (PPIs). The PPI for new nonresidential building

Training Boise’s Builders from Classroom to Skyline

From the soaring Zions Bank building, which stands as the tallest building in Idaho, to the eye-catching Center for the Visual Arts taking shape on the west end of Boise State’s campus, the students and alumni of the university’s construction management program have helped build the Boise skyline from the ground up since 1976....

(CLICK HERE to continue reading this article on BSU's website.)

Construction employment climbs steeply in April; most spending grows in March

            Nonfarm payroll employment in April increased by 263,000, seasonally adjusted, from March and by 2,620,000 (1.8%) year-over-year (y/y) from April 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Private, public structures investment diverge in first quarter; 2018 highway costs jumped

            Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) increased 3.2% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, following a 2.2% gain in Q4 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

FREE Seminar: Workers' Compensation Cost Reduction May 23!

Do you want to reduce your costs today and proactively manage your workers' compensation program into the future? Join us on May 23rd to learn:

38 states add jobs in March; Dodge reports starts rebound in March but fall year-over-year

            Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from March 2018 to March 2019 in 38 states, declined in 11 states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged in Nebraska, an AGC

Registration Now Open: 2019 DRBF Northwest Regional Conference

The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation is holding its annual regional conference in Seattle this June 6 and 7th.  

Members may want to take advantage of this opportunity to receive training and join in on the discussions regarding the Dispute Review Board (DRB) process.

 DRBF Northwest Regional Conference 2019

"Moving Forward: Improving DRB Implementation 
for all Stakeholders

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