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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.

On June 2, the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve Bank released its latest economic update for the region. Texas, overall, is growing at a moderate pace and “boosted by the...
July 14, 2017
Pre-fabricated, Prefinished Volumetric Construction or PPVC is being used around the world to achieve major savings in construction time and manpower usage.
July 12, 2017
Construction spending totaled $1.230 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in May, nearly the same as in April (although that figure was revised up by $11 billion or 0.9...
July 07, 2017
Once framed and drywalled on one side with plumbing, electrical and HVAC stub outs in place, they were inspected, fully wrapped and transported to the construction site in the...
June 28, 2017
Headlines on recent news stories suggest rising construction materials and labor costs are pushing up project prices and may be contributing to ...
June 26, 2017
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 42 states from May 2016 to May 2017 and fell in eight states and the District of Columbia, an AGC...
June 19, 2017
Recent employment numbers show Houston MSA added a surprisingly strong 18,700 jobs in April. Maybe too strong, according to Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research at the...
June 14, 2017
There were 203,000 construction industry job openings, not seasonally adjusted, at the end of April—the highest April level since 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
June 12, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment in May rose by 138,000, seasonally adjusted, from April and by 2,226,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
June 05, 2017