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BSU CM Offering Revised CM Certificate Course!

Boise State University Department of Construction Management will be offering a revised CM Certificate course through BSU Extended Studies. The new AEC Project Management Course has been refocused to present Project Management concepts at a level more consistent with the audience it intends to attract; Architects, Engineers, personnel within the Construction industry, and other professionals with careers tied to the AEC industry.

Construction input PPIs accelerate in November; job openings, hiring plans increase

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in November, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.1% from October and 3.1% y/y from November 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Construction spending hits record in October; public, private segments vary widely

Construction spending totaled $1.241 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in October, a record level before adjusting for inflation, 1.4% higher than in September, and 2.9% higher than the October 2016 rate, the Census Bureau

Value of starts drops in October, Dodge says; reports are mixed regarding cost trends

The value of new construction starts decreased 9% in October at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, following a 14% jump in September, Dodge Data & Analytics

Jobs increase in 41 states through October; input costs rise faster than building prices

            Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 41 states year-over-year (y/y) from October 2016 to October 2017 and declined in nine states and the District of Columbia, an AGC

CLC and Neighborworks Team Up For Rake Up Boise!

Our Construction Leadership Council was out this weekend with Rake Up Boise, giving back to the community.  To get involved in the CLC, or learn more, click here!

Openings decrease in September; storms, fires have mixed impacts on materials and jobs

            Job openings in construction totaled 196,000, not seasonally adjusted, at the end of September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

U.S. employment rises in October and in 70% of metros in September; spending edges up

Nonfarm payroll employment in October increased by 261,000, seasonally adjusted, from September and by 2,004,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate fell to 4.1% from 4.2% in September.

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