0415cbpcoverIn The April Issue

Check-In Time For Smart Rooms
Hotel-room automation is reaching the tipping point as energy concerns and guest expectations mount.

Design Partnership: Explorers And Storytellers
A firm specializing in cultural and education projects for children and families immerses occupants in its designs.

ACM Wraps Winery Tasting Room
Two versions of Alucobond aluminum composite material create a striking exterior for a wine-tasting and event facility.

Construction Employment Increases In Many Metro Areas

While the outlook for the construction industry remains positive for the rest of the year, labor shortages and federal infrastructure funding shortfalls remain worrisome for many firms.

Construction employment expanded in 249 metro areas, declined in 56, and was stagnant in 53 between March 2014 and March 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, VA. Association officials said the new data come as many firms remain worried about tightening labor markets and declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other projects.

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