Industry Blueprint: The New Normal for Architects and Engineers

“Construction didn’t really slow down,” said Robert Finnegan. “It stopped.” That stoppage included the architecture and engineering sector.

The construction industry is still rebuilding after the recession. One of the hardest hit industries, construction employment declined nationally by 13.7 percent during the downturn, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “In Las Vegas, construction didn’t really slow down,” said Robert Finnegan, PE, Finnegan Erickson Associates (FEA). “It stopped.” That stopage … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Tourism Industry: Going Strong

Nevada’s tourism industry, like several other industries in the state, has experienced a recent uptick in business.

Nevada’s tourism industry, like several other industries in the state, has experienced a recent uptick in business. For example, just last month, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) beat out Tampa, Phoenix and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to book the rare 18,000-room American Legion national convention for 2020. Additionally, developers began work on Resorts … [Read more...]

Back to Basics: Architects and Engineers in Nevada

Architects and engineers around the Silver State say they expect to see the appearance of a light at the end of the recession tunnel this year.

It may not usher in the booming economy that Nevadans were basking in just a short decade ago, but architects and engineers around the Silver State say they expect to see the appearance of a light at the end of the recession tunnel this year. “The outlook looks quite good. There was almost a stop in commercial construction and we’re seeing it pick up in almost every aspect,” … [Read more...]