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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 employment figures for December 2012 released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that:“Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 155,000 in December, and the...
Builders around the state will be paying extra close attention to developments in Austin as the 83rd Texas Legislature gavels into session later this month.  One of the...
The shortage of construction workers we've been warning about on Construction Citizen is beginning to happen across the nation and the national media is starting to take notice....
We’ve talked about the prefabrication of the tallest building in the world that is planned for China next year and ways that it might impact construction in this country.  We...
Home Channel News reports on a study by McGraw-Hill Construction that “architects, engineers, contractors and owners are increasingly embracing Building Information Modeling (BIM...
According to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) press release, “Construction employment declines in 164 out of 337 metro areas between August 2011 & 2012 as ‘...
Last week’s update on housing starts was good news for builders, but a senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has even more encouraging projections...
When materials and labor make up the bulk of your construction costs, and you receive a letter from your manufacturers and suppliers explaining that a major increase is on the way...
Construction spending has fallen for the second consecutive month, dipping 0.6 percent in August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But, spending is actually up 6.5 percent...