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Sustainable Practices Can Create Disaster Resilience

Sustainable Practices Can Create Disaster Resilience

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Tradewinds, Project Management

Disasters — whether in the form of hurricanes, wildfires or a global pandemic — can cause significant disruption and change lives in ways large and small. We’ve all witnessed recent examples.

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Defining Construction Cost Estimating

Defining Construction Cost Estimating

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Tradewinds, Estimating

The dictionary defines estimating as a “judgement or opinion about something.” A “judgment” about future costs is necessary so that decisions can be made through the construction process. We call this construction cost estimating. Budgetary estimates are generally qualified as “opinions” of probable cost. Of course, the true cost is not known until the project is complete: Until then, an estimate is just a judgement or opinion.

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Architecture billings downward trajectory moderates

Architecture billings downward trajectory moderates

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Tradewinds

Demand for design services in May saw few signs of rebounding following a record drop in billings the month prior, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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New Home Sales Jump in May as Housing Rebound Continues

New Home Sales Jump in May as Housing Rebound Continues

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Tradewinds

In a further sign that the housing market is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 units in May from a downwardly revised reading in April, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The May rate is 12.7 percent higher than the May 2019 pace.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Surges in June, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Revealed

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Surges in June, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Revealed

Posted: June 19, 2020 | Tradewinds

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the June 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market increased to 45.8, up from the May index of 25.8.

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