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Walker Glass Releases EPD for Patterned Acid-Etched Glass and All Bird-Friendly Glass Solutions

Sep 24th, 2019

Walker Glass has earned Type III environmental product declaration (EPD) verification and registration in conformance with certification requirements of ISO standard 14025. This EPD includes the Nuance product line patterns, Traction anti-slip glass and all three of its AviProtek bird-friendly glass solutions. Under the LEED v4 program the EPD helps building owners earn points under […]

August Construction Starts Decrease 6 Percent

Sep 24th, 2019

New construction starts dropped 6% over the month in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $807.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. August’s decline breaks a string of three consecutive month-to-month gains. By major sector, nonbuilding construction fell 15% in August, reversing the large increases made in the previous month when several […]

August Sees Decline in Architecture Billings

Sep 20th, 2019

Demand for design services in August took a markedly downward swing compared to July’s already soft score, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 47.2 in August showed a significant drop in architecture firm billings compared to the July score of 50.1. Any […]

Glass and Glazing Material Prices Up in July and Year-Over-Year

Aug 23rd, 2019

Many of the prices for materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing in July 2019 were up on both a monthly and year-over-year basis according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In July, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category grew 0.4% from […]

July Construction Starts Increase 2 Percent

Aug 23rd, 2019

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in July advanced 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marked the third consecutive monthly increase for total construction starts, following gains of 10% in May and 9% in June. By major sector, nonbuilding construction led the way […]

Architecture Billings Index Continues Its Streak of Soft Readings

Aug 21st, 2019

Demand for design services in July remained essentially flat in comparison to the previous month, according to a new report released today from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 50.1 in July showed a small increase in design services since June, which had a score of 49.1. Any […]

Dodge Momentum Index Descends in July

Aug 8th, 2019

The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 4.6% in July to 138.9 (the year 2000 = 100), down from the revised June reading of 145.6. The momentum index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning. The lower reading for the index in […]

Webinar: Vacuum Insulating Glass Could Improve Window-to-Wall Ratio

Aug 6th, 2019

Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) is a high-performance glazing product that can provide increased occupant comport and reduced U-values. However, the technology is still fairly new to the U.S. market. In a webinar titled “How to Design for Sustainable Buildings with Vacuum Insulated Glass,” Tim Cope, chief technology advisor for Guardian Glass, and Andrew Kreifels, strategy […]

June Construction Starts Climb 9 Percent

Aug 6th, 2019

New construction starts in June advanced 9% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $832.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase followed the 10% gain reported for May, as total construction starts continued to strengthen following April’s subdued performance. By major sector, much of the lift in June […]

Architect César Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Dies at 92

Jul 22nd, 2019

Famed architect César Pelli has died at the age of 92. Some of his most notable building designs include the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the World Financial Center in New York, the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif., Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, and the north terminal of Ronald Regan Washington […]

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