The value and lengths of construction disputes declined globally in 2016, according to the latest report based on disputes handled by Arcadis' Contract Solutions team. Image: Pixabay
But poorly written and administered contracts are still problems, says latest Arcadis report....
This trend is driven by candidates completing the experience and examination programs concurrentl...read more
The first quarter showed gains in all categories.
Balanced growth results in billings gains in all sectors.
535 Carlton, an 18-story, 298-unit building in the Pacific Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be that neighborhood's first 100% affordable housing building. Greenland Forest City Partners is the developer. The latest report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies states that affordable for-sale and rental housing remains in short supply in many U.S. markets. Image: Office of the Mayor/Max Touhy
The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report expects minorities and millennials to account...read more
USG Corporation (USG) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce release survey results gauging confidence amon...read more
Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7% in April 2017, totaling $696.3 billion on a season...read more
Ohio schools built under government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) cost 13.12 percent m...read more
All regions report positive business conditions.
3 franchise companies comprise 65% of all rooms in the Total Pipeline.
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Office buildings dominate the list, but a residential community climbed as high as number two on...read more
Unemployment down to 4.4%; Specialty trade jobs dip slightly.
Median one-bedroom rent rose to $1,012 in April, the highest it has been since January.
There is an accessibility challenge facing the U.S. An estimated 1 in 5 people will be aged 65 or...read more
The first quarter 2017 (Q1/17) of ACEC’s Engineering Business Index (EBI) dipped slightly (0.5 po...read more
Spending in the segment totaled $708.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate d...read more
The average 200-person A/E Firm is spending $200,000 on hiring, and not budgeting at all.
Balanced growth results in billings gains in all regions.
Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.
The segment totaled $701.9 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate for the month, markin...read more
Although all three diffusion indices in the survey fell by more than five points they remain well...read more
Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland are all in the top 10 most innovative states, but none of the...read more
Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay
Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report.
Business conditions projected to solidify moving into the spring and summer.
Contractors in each segment surveyed all saw lower backlog during the fourth quarter, with firms...read more
The pace of growth was slower than in 2015, however.
Despite minor slowdown in overall billings, commercial/ industrial and institutional sectors post...read more
Hospitals’ energy costs per square foot (red boxes) have fluctuated greatly since 1999. Energy use intensity (Btu/sf/year) and energy costs (ft2/year) fell slightly in 2015. Chart ©2016 Grumman/Butkus Associates.
Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.
Nonresidential spending decreased from $713.1 billion in November to $708.2 billion in December....