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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.

The federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour, but 18 states and the District of Columbia have higher minimum wage rates, as they have laws which adjust the...
October 12, 2011
As we stated earlier this week, the employment numbers that came out this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics may be telling as to whether we are still recovering,...
October 07, 2011
The latest employment numbers will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) this Friday, October 7 and we are all on “pins and needles” waiting to see what they tell us...
October 03, 2011
According to an article in Constructech, you take a look at the new cloud that Microsoft has built.  “Whenever a big company like Microsoft or Google enters the picture,...
September 20, 2011
I grew up in the Bob Dylan era, and his songs are still relevant today.  In the late 60s when he was first popular, we were in an unpopular war, there was developing...
September 19, 2011
According to a recent headline in Bloomberg, Stagnant August Hiring in U.S. May Signal Renewed Recession, the numbers don’t look promising.The article quotes James Hamilton, an...
September 08, 2011
It has been a rough three or four years for the commercial construction business and with the drought that has plagued the industry for those years, cracks are beginning to show...
September 03, 2011
Shell Oil, has for the last few decades, brought the best and brightest thinkers and futurists together to create scenarios for what the emerging futures might be for the next 50...
September 01, 2011
The construction industry has begun to place an even greater focus on safety on the jobsite.  According to the latest National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2010...
August 29, 2011