Posts From the monthly archives: "November 2014"

U.S. construction spending fell in September, as investments in both public and private projects dropped. This was the second straight month of decline, according to The Commerce Department says the September rate inched down 0.4 percent to an annual rate of $950.9 billion.…(Read More)

Favorable economic conditions are continuing in the hotel construction sector.  Lodging Econometrics reports that Q3 had 3,516 projects consisting of 443,936 rooms. “The Pipeline has posted double-digit Year-Over-Year (YOY) increases for four consecutive quarters in both projects and rooms,” according to “In 3Q14, YOY increases are up 25…(Read More)

The construction, transportation, and health care industries are among those with high levels of interest in GPS-type technology. Indoor positioning technology offers wireless location services on mobile devices for locating objects or people when inside a building, according to It can encompass a variety of evolving technologies, such as beacons that send…(Read More)

Construction positions that require client-facing work pay better wages than jobs that don’t emphasize face-time, according to research from FMI. The firm provides management consulting, investment banking, and research to the engineering and construction industry. Duane Craig writes on that since the 2008 recession, some fundamentals in the industry have…(Read More)