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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 employment numbers released this month were less than exciting, and we went looking for a broader view of those numbers for the construction industry so that we could put them...
The current job numbers are beginning to scare me a little.  The overall unemployment rate rose to 8.2 in the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers released June 1....
While driving from San Antonio to Houston this week, I came up on two cars that seemed to be traveling slower than the rest of us, and they were swerving from their lane over into...
Recently we wrote about the long odds of succession in family-owned construction firms.  Basically, there is a 1 in 10 chance of a family-owned or closely held construction...
CareerCast, an online career search firm, released its 2012 rankings of the Best and Worst jobs in the United States.  Construction jobs have climbed out of the basement...
I attended the Bisnow – Office of the Future breakfast on Tuesday, April 3rd, and was once again impressed with the overall quality of the event and the information.  I was...
Each year about this time over 400 species of birds that migrated south for the winter begin their Spring journey northward across the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast flyways....
This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to listen in on approximately 4½  hours of testimony on workforce training programs in Texas.  The hearing was held by the Senate...
According to an article in today’s Denver Post, “The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metropolitan area added 6,300 construction jobs from February 2011 to February of this year,...