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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.

Last week’s landfall of Hurricane Isaac is a stark reminder of something we’ve reported on extensively at Construction Citizen: There are many unscrupulous contractors out there...
FMI (consultants and investment bankers for the engineering and construction industry) has released the results of their 3rd quarter survey alerting us to watch out for the...
Activity Still Outpaces the Numbers, but The Picture is Becoming BrighterWe are well past the mid-year point; everyone is reporting increased bidding or proposal opportunities;...
I was in one of my client’s offices the other day when a set of bid documents arrived.  It was a large project and there were two sets of documents.  It reminded me of...
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...