Demand for U.S. architecture services remains sluggish as measured by architecture billings, project inquiries and signed contracts. The American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index, a barometer of future construction spending, posted a lackluster reading of 40 in July, according ...
Although a steady backlog of work is expected to keep commercial contractors busy in Milwaukee next year, the city’s tight labor market could continue to drive up costs even as an economic slowdown looms, according to a recent report.
Another sluggish month for U.S. architecture billings is stoking fears of a slowdown in future design and construction activity, but local market watchers don’t expect the bottom to fall out anytime soon.
When Sen. Fred Risser visited his father, a Wisconsin state senator, in the Capitol as a young boy, attendants operated the elevators, lawmakers had tobacco spittoons in their offices and there was not a single female senator.