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The Associated Contractors of America released their 2016 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report today, and the results were fairly optimistic although the majority of respondents expect about the same dollar volume of projects they compete for this year to be in line with last year. That said, 63% of the more than 1,500 firms from around the country who participated in the survey indicate they’ll increase their workforce by up to 25%, while only 6% see layoffs on the horizon.[…] Continue Reading »

Three construction-focused economists discussed the state of the US construction economy in a panel presentation/webinar presented by CMD iSqFt at Greenbuild on Thursday.

Where the construction economy is now compared with where it was

“The US economy is where it’s at,” Alex Carrick told me in an interview prior to the panel discussion.[…] Continue Reading »

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on some of the construction technology on display at the October 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Fla. The post focused on Fieldlens, the second on NoteVault.

Cloud-hosted Viewpoint construction software are collaborative project management tools. Its Viewpoint for Projects lets members of project teams use a browser to access a project’s documents, data and drawings.[…] Continue Reading »

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on some of the construction technology on display at the October 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Fla. The first part about Fieldlens is here.

“Nothing is more important to avoiding construction disputes than preparing solid, detailed, and contemporaneous documentation during the project,” writes attorney Doug Hibshman. And to that end, many construction superintendents and foremen spend an hour or so each day writing and filing their daily reports – and most dread the chore.[…] Continue Reading »

Editor’s note” Wednesday evening’s debates among the Republican candidates for President were hosted by CNBC – a financial news network on cable television. A transcript of the first debate is available at the Washington Post.

The first of the evening’s debates was among the Republican presidential candidates polling most poorly. On stage were Bobby Jindal, Lindsay Graham, George Pataki and Rick Santorum.[…] Continue Reading »