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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.

Editor’s note: Construction Citizen is proud to partner with AGC America to bring you AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson's Data DIGest. Check back each week to get Ken's...
“Wise teams know that responding to or leading change will be their primary work from now on.  Recommit and buckle up.” – Pat Kiley
Construction spending totaled $1.299 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in April, equal to the upwardly revised March rate but down 1.2% from April 2018, the Census...
The "value of new construction starts in April fell 15% [at] a seasonally adjusted annual rate, pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March," Dodge Data...
Pat Kiley writes about the latest leading indicators and industry issues for Houston-area clients of FMI.
The forthcoming Annual Construction Business Report will give contractors the opportunity to compare their operations against their industry peers and read key insights and...
Contractors appear to be closing the gap between rising input costs and bid prices, based on the latest Producer Price indexes (PPIs). The PPI for new nonresidential building...
WASHINGTON, – The construction industry added 33,000 net new jobs in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of...
Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC of America, shares his weekly summary of economic news, especially those items most relevant to the construction industry.