Tag: Economy

Professional Land Surveyor Survey: Land Surveying Business Outlook September 2013?

PLS Survey: Land Surveying Business Outlook September 2013? Are you seeing any improvements in the business climate, no change at a all, or is the business climate worsening? After you take the survey, please leave a comment. Take the Professional

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Autodesk Profits Fall and Lays Off 520 Employees

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Autodesk stumbled this week, missing its earning expectations, cutting its full-year sales growth forecast, stocks taking a beating, and then laying off 520 employees, being 7% of their total staff. Got Recession? It seems that the uber-techno-giant Autodesk is also feeling

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Is 2012 When The Housing Market Rebounds?

New Residential Construction

Housing Market Improves Recent good news about the US housing market suggest that maybe, just maybe, there is life in this key economic sector, after all. With other parts of the economy now slowing down, like the what was once

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Is The Housing Market On The Rebound?

New Residential Construction

For Premium Members Only. You Can Register Here »»Premium Signup The economic news and reports as of late have at best been mixed, without that shining light at the end of the economic collapse’s tunnel to lead us into decided

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Land Surveying 911: Which Land Surveyors Should I Layoff And Which Should I Keep?

Land Surveying 911

In this Land Surveying 911 series article, some names have been changed to protect the inquisitive. Submit your Land Surveying 911 request using the form at the end of this article. Dan, the survey manager of a struggling professional land

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CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HITS 17-MONTH HIGH IN NOVEMBER WITH MONTHLY GAINS IN ALL SEGMENTS

Professional Land Surveyor News

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HITS 17-MONTH HIGH IN NOVEMBER WITH MONTHLY GAINS IN ALL SEGMENTS BUT PUBLIC SPENDING DOWN 5.3 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR Date: January 3, 2012 Both Single- and Multifamily Homebuilding Improve from October and Year Ago; Private Nonresidential Increases

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New Outlook Report Forecasts Rise in Investment in Equipment and Software in 2012

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

New Outlook Report Forecasts Rise in Investment in Equipment and Software in 2012 Washington, DC, Dec. 19, 2011 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) launches its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today. The new report, which is focused on the $628

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Construction Backlog Up 10 Percent In Second Quarter

August 16, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) increased 10 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to an average of 8.1 months, up from 7.3 months the previous

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Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors Threatened With Elimination Due To Budget Cuts

Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors Object of Budget Cuts This week it was announced by Texas Governor Rick Perry that he is proposing to eliminate the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors, along with the elimination of three other

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Professional Land Surveyor 2010 Wrapup and 2011 Outlook

2010 Wrapup I started to write this article as an article about the top trends for 2010 in the land surveying and design world. After approximately 2-seconds, this is what I came up with: The Economy. The Economy. The Economy.

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Professional Land Surveyor Survey-Business Conditions Survey for September 2010?

In this week’s Professional Land Surveyor Survey, I’m asking for your assessment of: Business Conditions Survey for September 2010? Are you seeing any improvements in the business climate, no change at a all, or is the business climate worsening? Please,

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Professional Land Surveyor Survey-Business Conditions Survey for August 2010?

In this week’s Professional Land Surveyor Survey, I’m asking for your assessment of: Business Conditions Survey for August 2010? Are you seeing any improvements in the business climate, no change at a all, or is the business climate worsening. I’ll

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ACSM Lobby Day Webinar Rebroadcast

ACSM Lobby Day Webinar Rebroadcast Join the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM) for a Webinar on August 3, 2010. This Lobby Day Webinar, originally broadcast on June 22, discusses useful tips for ACSM members in securing and attending

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Professional Land Surveyor News: FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Available Again

FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Available Again The other day I told you FEMA announced that the eLOMA process was temporarily unavailable. Also, FEMA would not be issuing Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA). This was because Congress did not reauthorize funding

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Professional Land Surveyor News: FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Temporarily Unavailable

FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Temporarily Unavailable Yesterday, as a registered user of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mapping Information Platform (MIP), I received an email notice that the eLOMA process is temporarily unavailable. Also, FEMA will not be issuing Letters

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Yearly Subscription and Release Cycle-A Few Thoughts

I just finished reading an interesting post on another Civil 3D blog concerning the one year release cycle and Autodesk subscription plan as it relates to Civil 3D users. In large part, the post and conversation centered around: backwards compatibility,

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Professional Land Surveyor News: Builder Confidence Improves in February

Builder Confidence Improves in February February 16, 2010 – Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 17 in February as favorable home buying conditions and signs of healing in the job market helped

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Professional Land Surveyor News: President Proposes $1.1 Billion for BLM in Fiscal Year 2011 to Protect Resources and Manage Uses of Public Lands

  President Proposes $1.1 Billion for BLM in Fiscal Year 2011 to Protect Resources and Manage Uses of Public Lands With a focus on renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and other key priorities, President Obama today requested $1.1 billion

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RealtorsTV: National Association of Realtors Video-Existing Home Sales Down But Prices Rise

RealtorsTV: National Association of Realtors-Existing Home Sales Down But Prices Rise

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Professional Land Surveyor News: National Association of Realtors Reports December Existing-Home Sales Down but Prices Rise; 2009 Sales Up

December Existing-Home Sales Down but Prices Rise; 2009 Sales Up Washington, January 25, 2010 After a rising surge from September through November, existing-home sales fell as expected in December after first-time buyers rushed to complete sales before the original November

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