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ABC‘s Construction Backlog Indicator Down in July; Contractor Optimism Falls
Architecture Billings Remain in Negative Territory, but Begin to Stabilize
Nonresidential Construction Employment Falls in July Due to Project Cancellations & Postponements
Dodge Momentum Index Increases in July for First Time in 2020
Home Builder Confidence Rallies to Pre-Pandemic Level in July
Study Finds Proposal Activity for AEC Lowest in Over a Decade
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