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AGC Officials Urge Additional Measures to Help Workers, Firms and the Economy to Recover

AGC Officials Urge Additional Measures to Help Workers, Firms and the Economy to Recover

| April 3, 2020

National – Construction spending in February increased 6% from February 2019, with year-over-year gains in both residential and nonresidential outlays, according to a new analysis of federal data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that their latest survey shows conditions for contractors have deteriorated rapidly since February. They called on Congress […]

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AGC: Shutting Down Construction Projects is an Unnecessary Step

AGC: Shutting Down Construction Projects is an Unnecessary Step

| March 18, 2020

Will Harm Economy and Undermine Recovery Efforts, Construction Officials Say The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to steps being taken to put in place arbitrary halts to construction activity in certain parts of the country: “Halting construction activity will do more […]

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AGC: Construction Employment Increases by 42,000 Jobs in February

AGC: Construction Employment Increases by 42,000 Jobs in February

| March 10, 2020

National – Construction employment increased by 42,000 jobs in February and by 223,000 or 3% over the past 12 months, as the industry’s unemployment rate hit a new February low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said some of the gains were attributable to […]

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2020 Healthcare Design Trends

2020 Healthcare Design Trends

| February 27, 2020

Submitted by E4H Architecture As we enter a new decade, E4H leadership contemplates our role as healthcare advisors, architects and designers in the evolving healthcare industry. There are several challenges that lay ahead for the industry to address: recruitment and retention, integrating research and technology, and population health issues. Below are the trends that we are […]

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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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