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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-April 2017

January Residential Permits Show Strong Start The mild winter in Alabama has translated to a strong start for residential building permits across the state. There were 812 permits issued for January 2017 compared to only 659 for the same period in 2016. This translates to a 23.2% increase. Looking at individual markets, 16 of the reported 21 major markets were up for the month with […]

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Goat Hill Report-Legislature reconvenes after Spring Break Hiatus

Legislature Reconvenes The Alabama Legislature reconvenes Tuesday, April 4th, after their two week Spring Break hiatus. The legislature has used 13 of the possible 30 meeting days allowed by law. Still remaining to be addressed are a number of important issues including passage of the Education Trust Fund Budget and the General Fund Budget, redistricting of 13 illegal districts, and the prison construction legislation. If this […]

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ACIA sponsors February AIA meeting

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, a crowd of 120 designers attended the joint meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama and the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, sponsored by the Alabama Concrete Industries Associaton. The meeting was held at the Club in Birmingham, where Larry Novak of the Portland Cement Association presented and discussed his design of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- February

Cement Shipments see Growth in November Cement shipments to Alabama for November 2016 as reported by the United States Geological Service continued to show strength when compared to shipments for November 2015. The state experienced a 17.8% growth compared to the same thirty days in 2015. For the first eleven months of 2016, Alabama saw shipments increase by 11.4% compared to the previous year. The […]

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Goat Hill Report-Week ending Feb. 10, 2017

For the week ending February 10, 2017 The 2017 Legislative Session began Tuesday with the body facing several challenging tasks including prison construction, redistricting, and the yearly budget shortfall for Medicaid. The session kicked off with Governor Bentley’s State of the State address Tuesday night where he highlighted the importance of building four mega prisons to reduce the state’s overcrowding. The federal government has long […]

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