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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.

After previous assurances from Governor Greg Abbott that he wanted lawmakers to pass a narrowly-focused crackdown on local sheriffs who refuse to cooperate with federal...
May 09, 2017
The following article originally appeared in the May newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, now a part of FMI Corporation, for the purpose of providing the latest leading...
May 05, 2017
This is the change year for politics, construction, and technology. One wise philosopher once said that, “Every time of change brings tremendous risk, but also brings tremendous...
May 04, 2017
The Construction Labor Research Council issued Union Construction Labor Cost Trends and Outlook 2017, covering construction union local pay agreements ratified in 2016. First-year...
May 01, 2017
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 39 states from March 2016 to March 2017, held steady in West Virginia, and fell in 10 states and the District of Columbia, an...
April 24, 2017
With the looming skilled workforce shortages, it will become critical that all of us develop ways to improve our productivity on our jobs no matter how large or small they might...
April 18, 2017
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in March, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.2% from February and 2.3% year-over-year (y/y) from March 2016, the Bureau of Labor...
April 14, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment in March increased by 98,000, seasonally adjusted, from February and by 2,185,000 (1.5%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
April 11, 2017
The latest benchmark revisions to the Houston MSA employment numbers show a significantly lower net gain of 200 jobs in 2015 and a more robust 18,700 in 2016, signaling that 2015...
April 07, 2017