Daily Quiz (64)


True or False: The Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule that it could not promote competition by banning noncompete clauses, ruling that the clauses be upheld.


The Technological Institute of Plastics, AIMPLAS, in Spain is working on an initiative to produce new, sustainable formulations and construction materials using what from the citrus industry?


Global design and consultant organization Arcadis released its International Construction Cost report, which showed which city as the most expensive for construction?


The Dodge Momentum Index showed a 17.2% decrease in March for which type of construction?


According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, natural gas prices were down by how much in March?


According to a new analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending was down in __ of the 16 subcategories in February.


The American Coating Association released its new market study publication, which offers a data analysis with five-year projections for three primary categories of coatings: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Special Purpose and what?


Multiple national trade associations petitioned for the White House to make improvements to its “Made in America” requirements, specifically to review requirements for federal what?


True or False: National nonresidential construction spending surged in January, increasing by 1.4%.


Which United States Army Corps of Engineers’ project is facing concerns in Texas over completion, given inflation and material costs?


True or False: January construction input prices decreased sharply following a steady rise at the end of 2023.


According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Construction Backlog Indicator decreased to __ months in January.


According to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Construction Forecast, the value of nonresidential building starts increased by how much through the first 11 months of 2023?


According to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Construction Forecast, manufacturing construction will increase almost __ this year before stabilizing in 2025.


The latest Architecture Billings Index survey found that what percentage of firm leaders noted that they have had significantly delayed projects over the past six months?


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors revealed a slight increase in backlog as material prices fall.


True or False: The American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architecture Billings Index increased in November for the first time since August.


Construction input prices decreased by __ in November compared to the previous month.


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index revealed an increase in the Infrastructure industry in November.


True or False: Officials in Pittsburgh have stated that, despite increasing construction costs, the number of construction projects in the city has remained the same throughout 2023.


True or False: The latest American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architectural Billings Index reportedly found that billings are seeing an increase after two months of poor return.


According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that what type of input prices declined 1.2% on a monthly basis?


True or False: Associated Builders and Contractor’s Construction Backlog Indicator for October is at the highest level since the first quarter of 2022.


A survey found that __ of civil and infrastructure construction firms anticipate their project backlogs to grow or remain the same over the next year.


True or False: Construction planning has increased for the first time in half of a year.


According to the latest Architecture Billings Index, the Midwest region has seen growth for firms for the ___ consecutive month.


True or False: According to recent findings, there is a record talent demand in the construction industry, with Gen Z set up to unlock progress on labor shortage, technology and diversity.


The Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, revealing an increase to 9.3 months, with backlog gains concentrated in what category?


In July, nonresidential construction input prices fell by how much for the month?


According to data from Dodge Construction Network, the Dodge Momentum Index decreased almost 1% in July, which could result in weaker commercial activity from what?


Nonresidential construction spending in the United States increased by __ in the past year, totaling $1.07 trillion in June.


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report that provides findings and next steps to advance equal employment opportunities in which industry?


According to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts rose by __ in May.


Production design for the upcoming “Barbie” movie has led to a global shortage of what?


True or False: According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, construction input prices have fallen 0.6% in May compared to the previous price.


The Associated Builders and Contractors reported that national nonresidential construction spending expanded __ in April, despite recession concerns.


The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator for April, with a slight increase shown during the month due to strength in which industry category?


The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual interactive report, revealing decreases in what?


California plans to invest up to $180 billion over the next 10 years in ___, with an anticipated 400,000 jobs created in the process.


According to a study from Yooz, the construction industry ranks the lowest in ___ competence along surveyed industries.


The American Institute of Architects released its Architecture Billings Index report for March, reporting a modest increase in billings for the first time since which month?


True or False: The latest Dodge Momentum Index from Dodge Construction Network showed that residential planning declined in March.


Marketing research company J.D. Power released its 2023 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, revealing an increase in what, despite a spike in paint prices?


True or False: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction sector gained 9,000 jobs on net in March.


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for February, showing a decrease in its reports.


According to the Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts fell __ in January.


True or False: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Buildings and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices dipped in December.


True or False: A year-end report published by Dodge Construction Network shared that the construction industry could remain positive in 2023 due to several factors, including government funding and digital transformation.


The construction industry has seen a ___ uptick in employment growth between 2011 and 2020.


A construction industry workforce development initiative, which has brought more then 150 students together to learn about the industry, is based in which Missouri city?


True or False: Increased wages have not affected contractors pursuing construction projects.


True or False: The Construction Backlog Indicator reported a flat month for the third time in a row for September.


The construction industry’s “design, bid, build” process has recently been disrupted by rising costs and what?


Dodge Data & Analytics issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total constructions starts fell 9% in August, or a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ___.


In August, which city announced the launch of an industrial and construction careers pathways program, funded by an $18.6 million grant?


True or False: A second-quarter report revealed that building and renovation project costs fell by 5% over the past year in New York City.


Wisconsin state government recently announced that inflation is affecting which industry, with industry costs increasing by 11% compared to past years.


Over $40 billion in American Rescue Plan funds have contributed to how many jobs in the past two years, according to a government announcement?


Within the labor shortage, __ of the 12 million people in the skilled trades workforce are over the age of 45.


True or False: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, consumer prices in May surged 8.6% across the board when compared to the year prior, the highest rate since 1981.


True or False: According to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics, while the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving credit and interest rates, a recession is inevitable.


A report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the prices of construction materials in January have jumped more than what percentage year-over-year?


True or False: According to a recent market study, projects within the decorative coatings market are predicted to decline from 2021 to 2026.


True or False: Since September, the rate of construction employment has seen a decrease.


 
 
   

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