Increases in Construction Material Costs Slowed in April 2012

The cost of construction materials took a breather in April, while contractors showed slightly greater ability to roll past price increases into their bids, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released today by AGC.  Association officials noted that despite the temporary reprieve from materials price hikes, market conditions for construction remain difficult. […]

AGC 2012 Report Shows Mixed Messages For Construction Outlook

The 2012 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report generated by the The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) indicates that the prospects for the the construction industry is mixed for 2012.  According to the report, firms are balancing growing demand for some private sector market segments with continued weakness in other key private market sectors, combined […]

Power and Energy Industries See Double Digit Increases in Construction Spending

The 2012 A/E/P and Environmental Consulting Industry Outlook rated power and energy as the hottest market for 2012. Close behind were healthcare, water, and highways and bridges. The chart below provides a picture of increases and decreases in construction spending over the last year, and gives an idea of where the National trends are headed […]

Alabama Lien Requirements

Alabama has lien requirements dependent on your roll in a project.  A supplier should send a preliminary notice before delivering the supplies.  Otherwise, a preliminary notice is not required.  Those who do not have a direct contract with the property owner are required to deliver a Notice of Unpaid Lien to the property owner before filing a mechanic’s […]