The Cedar Grove Transit Center in Minnesota improved its aesthetics, performance, and durability by installing an aluminum plate system. The station expands the original facility with two buildings connected by a skyway bridge.
The cost of construction products climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used materialsa, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA)’s new Labor Department.
Construction costs accelerated again in June, with steep price increases for a range of building and road construction materials as tariffs against foreign goods come into effect, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America.
In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement last month that the United States would be imposing tariffs on metal imports from Canada, the European Union, and Mexico, the Canadian government introduced dollar-for-dollar retaliation duties. Beginning July 1, a number of U.S. steel products faced fees of 25 percent, while an array of aluminum products cost Canadian importers 10 percent more.