Construction spending fell for the second month in a row in February, with single-family homebuilding effectively the biggest drag on the total.
The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped 0.1% in February after a revised 1.7% drop in January.
Private spending on construction of single-family homes declined 1.4%, while spending on multifamily projects rose 4.1%.
Hotel construction rose a solid 5.5, while factory construction jumped 6.8%.
Economists, as usual, forecast that construction spending will rise in the spring and summer.
Construction spending was up 2.1% from February 2014.