Articles by Steve Barnes



Homebuilder confidence nosedives in July

ConDig (18-July-22).  US homebuilder confidence crashed in July as sales and buyer traffic eased in the wake of high inflation and rising interest rates, according to the latest Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing…



Skanska chalks up $57M Texas school contract

ConDig (08-July–22).  Swedish developer and contractor Skanska has netted a $57 million contract to build a middle school in Bulverde, Texas. Under the deal with the Comal Independent School District, the company will build a…


Granite snags $55M road upgrade deal in Alaska

ConDig (07-July–22)  Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has bagged a $55 million road upgrade deal in Wasilla, Alaska. Under the deal with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Central…


Primoris lands $170M highway deal in Texas

ConDig (06-July-22) Dallas, Texas-based construction and infrastructure company Primoris Services Corp has driven off with a $170 million deal to build a section of a highway in Texas. Under the deal with the Texas Department…


OSHA fines Texas contractor for fall violations

ConDig (30-Jun-22).  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Texas contractor $223,341 after a 21-year-old worker fell to his death. Inspectors from the agency found that Burleson contractor Shielder Ventures LLC –…


Caterpillar moves HQ to Texas

ConDig (14-Jun-22) Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. has moved its global headquarters to the company’s existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current site in Deerfield, Illinois. The $51 billion revenue company said that it would start…