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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) increased 3.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, following a 4.2% gain in Q2, the Bureau...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017 to September 2018...
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in September, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from August and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017, the Bureau of...
Investment analyst Thompson Research Group reported today that its third-quarter "contractor and surety survey continues to indicate that the non-res construction market is strong...
Construction Industry Resources, LLC has released an article with in-depth analysis of the consequences of the trade war between the United States and its major trading partners...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from July 2017 to July 2018, held steady in two states and...
Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors...
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in August, not seasonally adjusted, decreased 0.3% from July but increased 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from August 2017,...
Filling craft positions and some salaried positions is an even greater challenge for contractors than it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-...