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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.

Three Texas metro areas – Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Austin – placed one, two, and nine on the rankings of the value of new 2018 construction starts of the top 51 United...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a Final Rule on the electronic reporting of jobsite illness and injury designed to rescind the requirements for...
Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 304,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,807,000 (1.9%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the...
The partial federal government shutdown that began on December 22 ended on Friday. Only a few contractors had reported being affected by not receiving authorizations, permits or...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose year-over-year (y/y) from December 2017 to December 2018 in 43 states and the District of Columbia, declined in six states and was...
There were 278,000 job openings in construction at the end of November, 24% higher than the year-earlier total of 233,000, and the highest November total in the series' 18-year...
The AGC-Sage survey finds contractors upbeat about 2019. Contractors are optimistic, on balance, regarding the volume of work available in 2019 for nonresidential and...
Some worksites may look like a scene from one of the Terminator movies soon if construction firms adopt widespread use of bionic suits for some of their skilled craftsmen and...
Looking back at the “Great Recession” of 2007-2009, most of us are still smarting and looking over our shoulders even though the economy and the industry have recovered, and...