US set for 2018 construction boom.

The US construction industry is shaping up for a boom this year, CNBC reports. Construction spending rose higher than expected in November to a record $1.257 trillion, according to Commerce Department numbers. Furthermore, the economy added 30,000 construction jobs in November. Despite the optimism, employers are concerned that workforce availability falls short of anticipated hiring needs. The shortage has been caused by workers leaving the industry after the last downturn and by aging out.

ASPE Board of Trustees Mtg in Boise ID

Bruce Schlesier National 1st VP of ASPE attended the Board of Trustees meeting in Boise ID. Exciting future for the Society although a busy Friday and Saturday in the Board Room the BOD was able to get out to President Marcene Taylor’s home for steaks then off to Professional Bull Riding. Nearly 4500 miles of travel but a great experience in a wonderful city Boise.

Memphis & Shelby County Sustainability Summit

Bruce Schlesier CPE LEED AB BD+C attended the two day Sustainability Summit June 26-27 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. This was a well attended event with many noteworthy national level keynote speakers. The Sustainability tracks for this summit focused on Health Care, Education, and Multifamily projects. Delta Construction Controls Group LLC is a member of the US Green Building Council, Bruce Schlesier our Principal is a LEED AP BD+C who addresses ‘The Cost of Green Construction’ in his speaking engagements. The agenda for this event is located at

American Society of Professional Estimators National Convention

Delta CCG’s managing principal Bruce Schlesier CPE who serves as the Northeast Regional Governor is the host Governor for the American Society of Professional Estimators 2013 ASPE Convention & Estimating Academy in Philadelphia, PA from July 17th–20th. The Annual Convention offers cost estimators the opportunity to expand their professional knowledge and network. The convention will feature several Construction Estimating focused programs and professional speakers exploring the most important issues facing the industry.