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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.

Candace Hernandez writes about the latest leading indicators and industry issues for Houston-area clients of FMI.  She begins with good news: “As the year-end numbers come in...
Nonfarm payroll employment in February increased by 313,000, seasonally adjusted, from January and by 2,281,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y) since February 2017, the...
“The wise use of cash drives the balance sheet so as to receive the greatest favor in the eyes of the surety. Art and science are both involved, but what’s most important is a...
In an event that brought tears to the eyes of some in attendance, the filmmakers behind The Rational Middle Immigration Documentary Series unveiled their newest work to...
Kiley writes about Disruptive Innovation in the world and in the construction industry: “Incremental innovation is part of the ‘continuing improvement’ mindset, taking the...
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...