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AGC: Construction Employment Increases In 211 Metro Areas

AGC: Construction Employment Increases In 211 Metro Areas

| February 6, 2020

National – Construction employment grew in 211, or 59%, out of 358 metro areas between December 2018 and December 2019, declined in 73, and was unchanged in 74, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms report they are having […]

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Economic Panel in Agreement: No Downturn Foreseeable

| February 3, 2020

Lexington, MA – Speaking at MassEcon’s Massachusetts Economic Outlook breakfast meeting at the 1 Cranberry Hill complex in Lexington, Dr. Michael Goodman, executive director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, summarized, “There is no reason to expect an economic downturn in the next 12-15 months.”  While noting that the pace […]

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Insider Info from Interstate Electrical: Weather and Disaster Preparedness

| February 3, 2020

Submitted by Interstate Electric Company With the dead of winter upon us, this is an especially important time of year to prepare the best we can, for the unexpected. It’s nearly impossible to know when drastic weather or other disasters might lead to a power outage or infrastructure damage. However, it is possible to set […]

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Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings

| January 27, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a report issued recently by the Urban Land Institute. The authors are Joey Cathcart and Greg Hopkins of Rocky Mountain Institute, and Monika Henn and Marta Schantz of Urban Land Institute. The report is intended to simplify and streamline energy efficiency and green leasing opportunities for Class B/C office […]

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Hipsturbia Captivates Community Developers

Hipsturbia Captivates Community Developers

| December 27, 2019

Submitted by Rhett Crocker of LandDesign Young creatives and techies are buying into the suburbs, but only the cool ones: “Hipsturbia,” as a journalist coined it, are the live-work-play districts preferred by the millennials who are increasingly renting and buying in U.S. suburbs and smaller metros. According to a new white paper by LandDesign, the […]

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AEC Technology and the Future of Smart Building

AEC Technology and the Future of Smart Building

| December 24, 2019

by Sara Mannes The start of the decade provides an opportunity to both take a step back and evaluate the past 10 years’ innovation, and to look forward and envision how present-day changes are propelling us into a new era of “smart building.” This past November, the Archimedia Solutions Group, the parent group of Makepeace […]

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Workforce Challenges, Affordable Housing Top Priorities for Construction Group

Workforce Challenges, Affordable Housing Top Priorities for Construction Group

| December 23, 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors President Josh Reap Shares Industry’s Agenda for an Economically Strong 2020 The Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter (ABC) sees 2020 as another great year for the construction industry. A robust domestic economy, combined with low regional unemployment, provides for a bright future for builders as well as jobseekers. “We […]

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