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Construction Starts: Three Consecutive Quarters of Positive Growth

ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, released its Q4 2017 Forecast Quarterly Report. The Winter 2017-18 starts forecast includes year-over-year estimates for 2017 that have become more upbeat than a quarter ago. Groundbreakings on several mega-projects late this year have provided exceptional lift to the industrial and engineering type-of-structure categories.

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Cemex USA’s Lytle Creek Quarry Earns Top Safety Award

Cemex USA announced that Lytle Creek Quarry near Rialto, Calif., received the 2017 California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) Excellence in Safety Award in the Large Aggregates category for its attention to safety.

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Massachusetts Producer to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kimball Sand Co., a sand and gravel company operating in the Massachusetts communities of Blackstone and Northborough, agreed to reduce its emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visible emissions as required by federal clean air laws.

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Voters Approve Transportation Investment Ballot Measures

Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

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Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in October

The Dodge Momentum Index rose in October, climbing 13.2 percent to 130.9 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 115.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.  

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