Energy plants lift construction index in July

Aug 22, 2014 | 06:27 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  construction, McGraw Hill Construction, McGraw Hill Financial, structural steel, Robert A. Murray, nonresidential construction, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Energy-related plant construction helped push a key domestic building index up 6 percent in July.

Construction starts totaled a seasonally adjusted $588.8 billion for the month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of New York-based McGraw Hill Financial. For the first seven months of the year, starts were valued at an unadjusted $311.6 billion, up 4 percent from the same period last year. ....

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