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May 4, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: Canadian Economy and Construction Welcome to the last part of my interview with Alex Carrick, chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect and CanaData. We’ve already discussed ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 27, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: High-Tech Effect on Construction I’ve had the pleasure of discussing the United States economy and what to expect for the U.S. construction industry with Chief Economist Alex Carrick. Our ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 20, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: Outlook of U.S. Construction As I mentioned in my blog last week, I’ve recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Carrick, chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 13, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: State of the U.S. Economy This past month I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Carrick, the chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect, as well as CanaData. He has ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
December 6, 2016 How Will Trump Affect the Construction Industry? Election results are in and now we speculate on what will happen in the construction industry. While none of it is certain, and only time will tell, there are ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
November 1, 2016 Which Presidential Candidate's Plan for Infrastructure Adds Up? Back in August, I wrote about the basic meaning of the term ‘infrastructure’, why it is needed, and why costs for infrastructure projects continue to rise. In ...Keep Reading
By Chuck Rotondo
September 12, 2016 A Construction Industry First Look At "Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act" In early December, 2015, mere days before transportation spending was set to expire, the House voted 359 to 65 and the Senate voted 83 to 16 to provide $305 ...Keep Reading
By Craig Kennedy
April 15, 2016 Construction Industry Insight: Is it too soon to talk about recession? This past week at a conference, Dr. Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, brought up that the U.S. is 82 months into an ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
July 7, 2015 AIA Insider: A Sit-Down With Chief Economist Kermit Baker As many of you know, the AIA show was held last month in Atlanta, GA, where Oldcastle’s headquarters are located.The show, which had over 7,000 attendees, was ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 6, 2015 Cities or Suburbs? Where's the Growth Really Happening? In the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about population shifts and the possible resurgence of cities. So much so that the Joint Center of Housing ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
March 5, 2015 Construction Boosted by Drop of Oil Recently, there has been a lot of talk about oil prices and the dramatic drop it has experienced in the past few months. In fact, oil prices are down 60% and ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante

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