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AGC: Construction Spending Declines Year-to-Date

AGC: Construction Spending Declines Year-to-Date

| October 2, 2019

National – Construction spending edged up 0.1% in August from July but declined from year-ago levels, with divergent trends in residential and nonresidential categories, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new federal spending data. Association officials said that many contractors in its recent survey report that staffing challenges are causing […]

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Hello Raye Closes $5M in Seed Funding

Hello Raye Closes $5M in Seed Funding

| September 25, 2019

Boston – Hello Raye, the office design technology platform that fosters seamless collaboration between interior design firms and furniture suppliers, announced that it has closed a $5 million seed round, with $2.5 million committed in 2019 and an additional $2.5 million commitment expected to be released in 2020.  This round was led by both angel […]

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AGC: Construction Spending Decreases Overall

AGC: Construction Spending Decreases Overall

| September 4, 2019

National – Construction spending inched up less than 0.1% in July from June but slipped from year-ago levels, as a weak single-family homebuilding market and declines in some private nonresidential segments masked gains in public and multifamily construction, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new federal spending data. […]

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BLS: Boston-Area Compensation Costs Increase 2.7%

BLS: Boston-Area Compensation Costs Increase 2.7%

| August 6, 2019

Boston – Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.7% in the Boston-Worcester- Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) for the 12-month period ending June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. Regional Commissioner Deborah A. Brown noted that one year ago Boston experienced an annual gain of 1.7% in total compensation […]

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AGC: Construction Employment Increases in 249 U.S. Metro Areas

AGC: Construction Employment Increases in 249 U.S. Metro Areas

| July 8, 2019

National – Construction employment grew in 249 out of 358 metro areas between May 2018 and May 2019, declined in 57 and was unchanged in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said firms in many parts of the country would likely […]

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Sub-Consultants: Get the Recognition You Deserve

Sub-Consultants: Get the Recognition You Deserve

| June 13, 2019

by Susan Shelby This blog is a repost from SMPS Boston’s website. Imagine this scenario: a principal of your firm sees an article or press release about a recently completed project, one which your firm served as a sub-consultant on the design and construction team. The news item credits only the architect and construction manager, […]

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Smart Cities: How Boston’s Getting Smarter

| June 6, 2019

by Troy Krause This blog is a repost from SMPS Boston’s website. Smart Cities in the News May 2019 could prove to be an important milestone in smart city development in the United States, as members of Congress recently introduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act, a bill that will “allocate funding to coordinate federal ‘smart […]

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