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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.

Both sides of the opening line of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities can easily be applied to the construction industry of today.It is the worst of times:  With unemployment in...
My audiences have heard me say many times that they are in for an interesting life.  I have told them that they will likely live to be 120 or older and that their work lives...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released the June Employment figures for the US.  According to the press release, “Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up...
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that we are in “crazy time”, not only in politics, but also in the construction industry.  Makes me wonder whether they are linked....
The coming labor shortage we’ve reported on extensively at Construction Citizen isn’t confined to the United States.  Germany, an economic powerhouse like Texas, now has its...
The employment numbers released this month were less than exciting, and we went looking for a broader view of those numbers for the construction industry so that we could put them...
The current job numbers are beginning to scare me a little.  The overall unemployment rate rose to 8.2 in the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers released June 1....
While driving from San Antonio to Houston this week, I came up on two cars that seemed to be traveling slower than the rest of us, and they were swerving from their lane over into...
Recently we wrote about the long odds of succession in family-owned construction firms.  Basically, there is a 1 in 10 chance of a family-owned or closely held construction...