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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.

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia from September 2016 to September 2017, fell in 14 states and was unchanged in Idaho, an...
October 25, 2017
Last month Calvetti Ferguson, a financial accounting and advising firm specializing in the fields of energy, construction, hospitality and multinational businesses, hosted an...
October 23, 2017
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in September, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.4% from August and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from September 2016, the Bureau of...
October 20, 2017
The national construction industry added 8,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of...
October 13, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment in September declined by 33,000, seasonally adjusted, from August but increased by 1,777,000 (1.2%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
October 09, 2017
Construction spending totaled $1.218 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in August, 0.5% higher than in July, and 2.5% higher year-over-year (y/y) from the August 2016...
October 04, 2017
Houston has been in the headlines a lot after Hurricane Harvey came through our region and dumped up to nearly 52 inches of rain in some places. While a few outliers wrote about...
October 03, 2017
Recently I visited my hometown of Amarillo, Texas, USA in time to go to the Tri State Fair, that annual gathering of folks from the panhandle areas of Texas, Oklahoma and New...
September 27, 2017
An article by Ileana Najarro published in the Houston Chronicle says that rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey’s destruction will be especially painful due to the shortage of skilled...
September 22, 2017