The Federal Government inflation information clearly does not match current Construction industry pricing where everything is rising.  Engineering News Record reported that the year over year growth in prices is 3.4% - significantly higher than the Federal Government inflation rate of 1% (the government continually...

Over the last 40 years, I have found construction cycles to be fairly consistent and a good method for forecasting the construction business trends.  Coupled with leading indicators, they often will provide a clear vision of the future before it arrives. Prices Rising Recent increases in material...

In October, I attended two industry conferences.  The first being the hotel industry Lodging Conference and the second was the software development LiveRez Conference for the vacation rental industry.  At the Lodging Conference, there were several presentations by hotel experts highlighting industry economic trends.  At...

Mr. Boyken was asked by Hotel Executive to be a guest writer for their online news edition. Because of Mr. Boyken's extensive knowledge of the construction economy, Hotel Executive asked him to write about his responsibilities as CEO and how he grew his program management firm to one...

Harry Truman often said give me a one handed economist because they always seemed to be offering two opinions of the future.  January offers a great opportunity for economists to prognosticate on the future; however, there has been a common theme among the forecasts. We are...