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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.

Materials prices and delivery problems continue to rise sharply. One reader received a letter on Tuesday from a southern-based structural-steel distributor that reported that,...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 7.5 months in January 2021, an increase of 0.2 months from its December 2020 reading,...
Nonfarm payroll construction employment, seasonally adjusted, slipped in January by 3,000 from a downwardly revised December total to 7,392,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment in December trailed the pre-pandemic February level in 34 states, exceeded it in 15 states and the District of Columbia, and held...
The Houston area has regained a significant amount of the jobs it lost since last March, but recovery has been uneven between economic sectors and full recovery may not be...
Construction input prices increased 1.8% in December 2020 compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
Total construction starts (dollars) declined 5% from November to December at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, Dodge Data & Analytics reported on Tuesday. “...
A cost squeeze for contractors intensified in December as the producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that contractors say they...
Nonfarm payroll construction employment, seasonally adjusted, increased in December by 51,000 to a total of 7,413,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported ...