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Architectural Billings Continue to Contract in 2021
A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report today from the American Institute ...
Skyscraper Completions Take Hit From COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020
The number of completed buildings taller than 656 feet (200 meters) in 2020 was 106, 20% lower than 2019 when 133 were completed. The last ...
Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2020 on a High Note
The Dodge Momentum Index jumped 9.2% in December to 134.6 (the year 2000 = 100) from the revised November reading of 123.3. The commercial component ...
Vitro Glass Introduces New Tinted Glass Kit
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has introduced a new Tinted Glass Kit featuring a range of uncoated blue, green, gray and bronze glasses. The ...
November a Mixed Month for Construction Starts
Total construction starts fell 2% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $797.5 billion following a strong gain in October. Residential starts fell ...

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Lite Notes

By Ellen Rogers
Better, Smarter, Faster
As I See It by Ellen Rogers

There are only five days left in July … five days. Where has the summer gone? Once we roll into August it always feels like summer is winding down, and in a sense it is, as we prepare to send the kids back to school. As many of us begin back-to-school shopping for the kids, […]

Insights and Inspirations

by Helen Sanders

The Next Great Wave of Innovation

Insights and Inspirations by Helen SandersRecently, I sat down virtually with my good friend Richard Braunstein, vice president of research and development at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE). We discussed what he calls “the next great wave of innovation” and what great things could happen when we change the design constraints to consider sustainability as an equally important requirement. Before we dive

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