AECCafe Weekly Review December 14th, 2017

U.S. Put-in-Place Construction Spending Forecasts – Heading Into Winter 2017
December 13, 2017  by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect is known for its ‘starts’ statistics and forecasts. Twice per year, however, − in early summer and late fall − ConstructConnect also calculates and publishes ‘put-in-place’ construction spending projections.

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It helps that the ‘starts’ numbers are leading indicators for the PIP figures.

The history of PIP capital spending is compiled and published by the Census Bureau. A thorough explanation of the differences between ‘starts’ and ‘put-in-place’ is provided at the end of this article.

ConstructConnect is now estimating that ‘grand total’ U.S. put-in-place construction spending in 2017, expressed in ‘current’-dollar terms (i.e., not adjusted for inflation), will be $1.233 trillion.

By Design – Firm Profile, Landon Bone Baker Architects
December 13, 2017  by Mary Moscarello

By Design Episode 2 continues with an in-depth look at the legacy that Chicago-based firm, Landon Bone Baker (LBB) has built over the years.

In this firm profile piece, Pete Landon and Jeff Bone speak with passion and humility about what motivates them to remain committed to bringing good design to community based housing.

Prepare to be inspired.

Click here to watch the LBB profile.

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