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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.

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he would impose tariffs of 25% on all imported steel and 10% on all imported aluminum. The impact of...
“The president, politicians, and people are arguing one side or the other of the immigration factors from the wall to DACA to I-9, to ICE raids on construction sites. The March 5...
The value of new construction starts in January slipped 2% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, following a 13% jump in December, construction data provider Dodge...
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in January, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.6% from December and 2.7% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2017, the...
The latest Texas Workforce Commission employment numbers show a stronger than expected 2017. After adding only 18,700 jobs in 2016, Houston rebounded with a healthier 46,000...
Highway construction prices appear to be rising. The National Highway Construction Cost Index increased 4.2% from March to June 2017 and 3.4% from June to September,...
In today’s global economy, building owners and employers are looking for ways to compete for talent, reduce operating costs and benefit the environment. While LEED certification...
Commercial construction companies are not yet threatened by Artificial Intelligence (AI), but they will be within the next decade. Recently, there are several studies and...
Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 200,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,114,000 (1.5%) year-over-year (y/y) in all of 2017, the Bureau of...