The LMI (Leading Markets Index) identifies areas that are approaching and exceeding their previous normal levels of economic and housing activity.

(April 7, 2014) - Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).

An emphasis on energy audits in commercial buildings is driving demand for qualified professionals.

PORTLAND, ORE. –(April 7, 2014) – Across the country, states and cities are implementing policies that require commercial buildings to be benchmarked based on energy usage. Progressive cities like New York and San Francisco are now going one step further and requiring periodic energy audits.

Find out what this company is doing to encourage health and wellness.

DALLAS (April 7, 2014) –McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 35 years, was awarded the No. 3 ranking on the Dallas Business Journal's Healthiest Employers in North Texas list and the No.

The agreement is part of a global partnership between CNH Industrial and Leica Geosystems related to the CNH Industrial construction equipment brands.

RACINE, WIS. (April 1, 2014) - CASE Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket – throughout its line of construction equipment.

Thomas Robinette, president and owner of Robinette Demolition Inc. was saluted by his peers at the National Demolition Association Convention.

DOYLESTOWN, PA (MARCH 27, 2014) – Thomas Robinette,Chicago-area demolition industry veteran and former president of the National Demolition Association (NDA), was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for the influential role he has played in the evolution of the industry.

Florida racks up the largest percentage and total 12-month gains; West Virginia and Indiana have the biggest declines.

(March 28, 2014) - Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 27, 2014) – FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking* to the engineering and construction industry, released its Q1-2014 Construction Outlook. The forecast continues to show optimistic growth.

Analysts from Jordan, Knauff & Company examine the equipment rental industry and explain the details of this acquisition.

(March 24, 2014) - Last year was a good year for the equipment rental industry. According to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) Rental Market Monitor, North American equipment rental revenue totaled $38 billion in 2013, with the U.S.

Florida-based Christy Rental Associates will represent the company in Florida and the Caribbean.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (March 24, 2014) – Chicago Pneumatic announces their partnership with Florida-based Christy Rental Associates. The relationship between Chicago Pneumatic and Christy Rental Associates officially began on March 1, 2014.

The money donated by booth visitors over five days joins the $100,000 KOBELCO will donate to this non-profit organization that supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

(March 24, 2014) - KOBELCO created only five limited edition SK350LC crawler excavators wrapped in a patriotic/military design as part of a WWP fundraiser, and displayed one at the recent Las Vegas construction industry trade show, ConExpo/ConAgg.

The University of California San Diego health sciences facility includes a new laboratory that will accommodate and attract preeminent faculty dedicated to advancing biomedical research and educating future generations of scientists and physicians.

SAN DIEGO (March 19, 2014) – Biomedical science students and faculty striving to solve the world’s most critical health problems now have access to one of the most sustainable laboratories in the country with the completion of the new Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility at the University

(March 18, 2014) - Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau.

March 17, 2014 - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released recently.