AGCA: U.S. construction costs see slight increase in March

WARWICK AREA CAREER & Technical Center students work on a building at 828 Toll Gate Road in Warwick. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the producer price index, a measure of all materials used in construction, including diesel, rose by nearly 1 percent in March and 5.8 percent over the past 12 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
WARWICK AREA CAREER & Technical Center students work on a building at 828 Toll Gate Road in Warwick. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the producer price index, a measure of all materials used in construction, including diesel, rose by nearly 1 percent in March and 5.8 percent over the past 12 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Construction costs have increased steadily this year, and jumped again in March, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, a trade group that represents building companies. In its analysis of U.S. Labor Department data, the contractors reported that prices increased for items even before threatened tariffs, for steel, aluminum and other products,…

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