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View Partners with Bjarke Ingels Co-Founded Development Company on Smart Glazing Projects

Jan 12th, 2022

View Inc. has announced a partnership with home design company Nabr, co-founded by architect Bjarke Ingels and development professionals Roni Bahar and Nicholas Chim. According to the announcement, Nabr Homes will be constructed with sustainable materials and be carbon neutral in operations. View is providing the converged network infrastructure and platform to enable a wide […]

Andersen Invests in Transparent Solar Technology Developer

Jan 12th, 2022

Andersen Corp. announced a strategic investment in Ubiquitous Energy, a developer of photovoltaic technology that converts light into electricity using semiconductor materials while maintaining visible transparency. Jay Lund, chairman and CEO of Andersen Corporation calls it “revolutionary and represents a new horizon for the fenestration industry.” Ubiquitous Energy’s UE Power™ technology is a patented and […]

Dodge Momentum Index Declines in December

Jan 12th, 2022

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 3% in December to 166.4 (2000=100), down from the revised November reading of 170.7. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. Commercial […]

Pritzker Prize Winner Richard Rogers Passed Away at 88

Dec 22nd, 2021

The partners and staff of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) announced the death of founding partner, British architect Richard Rogers. The Washington Post has reported that he passed away in his London home on December 18 at 88 years old. “For the four decades and more that we have all variously shared with him, he […]

Architectural Billings Continue to Contract in 2021

Mar 2nd, 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 of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 44.9* compared to 42.3 in December (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). Last month’s […]

Skyscraper Completions Take Hit From COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

Jan 12th, 2021

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 time this few tall buildings were completed was in 2014, when 105 were constructed. The trend was analyzed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in its […]

Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2020 on a High Note

Jan 12th, 2021

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 of the Momentum Index rose 14%, while the institutional component rose by 0.3%. The gain in the commercial component of the Momentum Index was heartening even though the increase was […]

Vitro Glass Introduces New Tinted Glass Kit

Dec 17th, 2020

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 foam-free package contains 4- by 6-inch uncoated samples of Solexia, Atlantica, Azuria, Solarblue, Pacifica, Optigray, Solargray, Graylite II and Solarbronze glasses. The samples are packaged in a compact box that […]

November a Mixed Month for Construction Starts

Dec 17th, 2020

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 7% during the month, while nonbuilding starts dropped 14%. Nonresidential building construction starts, however, rose 19% in November. Total construction starts fell in three regions, the South Atlantic, West and […]

Architecture Billings Lose Ground in November

Dec 16th, 2020

Architecture firm billing activity is contracting once again after two months of a slowing decline, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The pace of decline during November accelerated from October, posting an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 46.3 from 47.5 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in […]

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