(617) 936-5888

The Lowdown.

Delta Variant Breakthrough Cases On the Rise

The highly contagious Covid-19 Delta Variant now accounts for 80% of U.S. cases.

Multibillion-dollar Wind Energy in New England

Wind turbines near Block Island are generating power, but some see them as a threat to fishing stock.

Lofty Construction Index - June 2019, 2020, and 2021 (Construction Permits)

The number of permits issued in the US, New England, and Texas from January to June 2019, 2020, and 2021.

US Landfill Experience Cost Going Sky High

According to Waste Business Journal’s direct survey of landfill managers, the average cost per ton of landfilled waste in 2017 was $50.30 per ton, which is forecast to rise to $51.19 by the end of 2018 and is projected to climb even higher through 2021.

Home Remodeling Expected to Continue Strong

Cambridge, MA - Annual gains in home improvement and maintenance spending are set to accelerate through the second half of 2021 and remain elevated through mid-2022,

Construction Permits - January to May 2019, 2020, 2021

The number of permits issued in the US, New England, and Texas from January to May 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Construction Employment Down due to Lost Jobs and Cancellations

Contribution Factors: Excessive materials costs, delays from supply chain interruptions, shortage of labor force leads to double labor rates...

Similarly Devastating Collapse of 2000 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

The progressive collapse of this 133 condominium building occurred while concrete was being poured on the top floor.

2019 Hard Rock Hotel Partial Collapse in New Orleans, LA

On or about September 30, 2019, and at times prior thereto and thereafter, workers on floors 8-18 of the multi-story Hard Rock Hotel building were exposed...

Deadly Collapse of 12-Story Champlain Towers South in Surfside, FL

The main issue with this building structure is that the entrance drive/pool deck/planter waterproofing is laid on a flat structure...

Lumber Futures and Cash Prices Crashing

Futures fell by 41% "The rapid decline suggests a bubble that has burst"

Cabinet Sales Strong

Cabinet Manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales by nearly 47% for April 2021.

Ocean Freight Costs Spiral Out of Control

Ocean Freight Costs Spiral Out of Control.

Vietnam Gains as China Loses

Vietnam's wood exports increased by 61.3% compared to the same time last year.

Inflation at Highest in 30 Years

"5% inflation year-year in the month of May, highest it has been in 30 years."

Contact Us for A Quote