Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Engineering”
Some of my Architect friends have been talking about the lack of work in the pipeline and they definitely are worried about slowdown in residential and commercial real estate. Just like Civil Engineers, Architects are another canary in the coal mine.
The Architecture Billings Index declined to 50.7 last month from 55 in December, the Washington-based institute said today in a statement. That was the lowest score since July 2006, when it was also 50.
My Engineering buddies in New Mexico and Kansas have reported and the news is mixed. My buddy in Kansas indicates that he's really busy with public sector work but slow with private work. His outlook is neutral to up. A few States over, my New Mexico buddy is telling me that he's slow overall and his outlook is neutral to down.
So updating my Economy and Engineering Work Poll we get:
To build on yesterday's post, I called a few more of my Civil Engineering buddies yesterday, one resides in California and other in NJ.Â Both gave me conflicting reports on how active their phone has been ringing. My NJ buddy told me that his phone has been very active but its because owners want to finish up their work before their permits run out. According to him, many of them got their construction permits and waited to see if the Real Estate market would firm up.