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Aug. 20, 2014: Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches All-Time High in Second Quarter

‘The Long-Awaited Brisk Nonresidential Construction Recovery May Be Upon Us’
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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter. It currently stands at 8.5, up 3.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.


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March 3, 2014: Nonresidential Construction Backlog Hits Post-Recession High

Nonresidential Construction to Be Among Nation’s Stronger Segments
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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months (1.3 percent). Compared to the prior year, the CBI is 3.9 percent higher — up from 8 months at the end of 2012.


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Nonresidential Construction Up

August Spending Totaled $568.6 Billion
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Nonresidential construction spending grew 0.2 percent in August and is up 1.3 percent on an annual basis, according to a release from the U.S. Census Bureau reported by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).


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Dec. 3, 2013: ABC and Synergis Team to Deliver BIM Training for Contractors

Training Is Part of a Larger Effort Known as Project Virtual
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced a collaboration with Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a provider of Autodesk products, to bring building information modeling (BIM) training to ABC contractor members to help make them more productive, efficient, and profitable.


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Aug. 1, 2013: ABC to Move National Office to Capitol Hill

LEED Platinum Certification Is Being Pursued for the Building
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced it is relocating its national office from Arlington, Va., to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ABC signed an 11-year lease with First Potomac Realty Trust for 19,830 square feet of office space at 440 First Street, NW. 


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May 23, 2013: ABC Announces HVAC Craft Championships Winners

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced the winners of its 2013 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. 


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Construction Recovery Predicted for 2013

By Angela D. Harris
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The final construction numbers for 2012 aren’t all tabulated yet, but the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) is making predictions about what some sectors of the construction market will look like in 2013. Nonresidential construction is predicted to expand by 5.2 percent next year.


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Nov. 19, 2012: Construction Backlog up 3.5 Percent in Third Quarter of 2012

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) expanded for the second consecutive quarter, up to eight months in the third quarter of this year, a 3.5 percent increase from the previous quarter.


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