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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.

This month, the Engineering News Record Technology column (subscription required) featured a Q & A with Shawn Pressley VP of IT at Hill International, an engineering firm...
March 19, 2012
The overall employment picture was flat, according to the latest employment figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The Bureau reported:“Nonfarm...
March 09, 2012
The latest article from Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) shows an interesting chart of the demographic changes in the housing market and could be viewed as a predictor of...
March 06, 2012
The political follies are in full swing.  We have another nine months before the “Great American Public” will select the 45th president of the US.  No way yet to tell...
February 28, 2012
According to Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu, the nonresidential construction sector continued to add construction jobs in January.  This...
February 21, 2012
In a recent talk at the TEDx session in Istanbul, futurist Thomas Frey introduced the audience to some major changes heading our way that will eliminate 2 billion jobs by 2030 as...
February 16, 2012
You’re driving down the freeway at 65 mph when you look over and the person next to you is reading their email and texting on their smartphone.  Worse yet is the person on...
January 24, 2012
The following viewpoint was offered by Mike M., a 24-year-old intern who supports the ConstructionCitizen blog.The painful truth is that the vast majority of Americans are...
January 19, 2012
According to a recently released Global Metro Monitor published by the Brookings Institute, an analysis of per capita GDP (Gross Domestic Product, i.e. income) and employment...
January 18, 2012