More than a dozen skilled and semi-skilled carpenters gathered on one of the hottest days of the year at Pacific Wall and Truss Systems to prepare components for ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued the most comprehensive look yet at the built environment’s role in economic recovery, highlighting six specific policy steps that will generate jobs and help grow the American economy.
Total construction spending fell 1.3 percent in July, which was well below expectations. Previous months’ data were revised upward, however. Residential spending fell 1.6 percent and nonresidential fell 1.1 percent.