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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.

Total construction starts (in dollars) slumped 7% from May to June at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, but unadjusted starts soared 13% year-to-date, Dodge Data & Analytics...
Gap between costs and bid prices widens in June; steel climbs further, lumber tumbles in July.
Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.5 months in June, according to an ABC member survey conducted June 20-July 6, 0.5...
Job openings, hires rates slip in May; Dodge Momentum Index declines in June but remains elevated
Nonresidential construction logs another employment decline in June, spending decrease in May
Construction jobs in May lag pre-pandemic peak in 42 states; AGC issues new Inflation Alert
The gulf between contractors’ costs and pricing widened again in May. The producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that...
Construction employment falls in May; hourly earnings premium, hires decline in April; openings soar.
Construction spending in April increased 0.2% from an upwardly revised March rate and 9.8% from April 2020 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.52 trillion, the Census...