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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 gap between input costs for construction and contractors’ bid prices widened further in March. The producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a...
Nonfarm payroll construction employment, seasonally adjusted, rebounded in March with a gain of 110,000 jobs following a weather-induced decline of 56,000 in February, according...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment in February trailed the pre-pandemic February 2020 level in 44 states and the District of Columbia and exceeded it in six states,...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment in January trailed the pre-pandemic February 2020 level in 42 states, exceeded it in eight states and held steady in the District of...
One year after the pandemic struck, construction firms are experiencing soaring materials costs, widespread supply-chain problems, and continuing project deferrals and...
Nonfarm payroll construction employment, seasonally adjusted, slumped in February by 61,000 to a four-month low of 7,340,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported...
Materials prices continued rising this week. Copper futures closed Thursday at $4.26 per pound, a nearly 10-year high and up 63% from a year ago. The national...
The gap between input costs for construction and contractors’ bid prices widened further in January. The producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a...
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,...