Industry News

Dodge Momentum Index Falters in February

Mar 7th, 2019

The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4 percent in February, falling to 146.9 (the year 2000 = 100) from the revised January reading of 153.6. The momentum index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead […]

Architects’ Forum ™ 2019 Seminar Showcase: Fenestration and Glazing Considerations for School Safety

Feb 28th, 2019

Architects’ Forum™ is organized by Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine to provide architects the opportunity to meet with colleagues and gain essential education about glass and metal products and applications. Greg Galloway, ProTek® brand manager for YKK AP America Inc., will discuss “Fenestration and Glazing Considerations for School Safety” on Thursday, March 28, […]

January Construction Starts Rise 2 Percent

Feb 25th, 2019

The value of new construction starts in January advanced 2 percent compared to December, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $722.5 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The slight gain followed the loss of momentum that was reported toward the end of 2018, with total construction declines of 7 percent in November and […]

Architects’ Forum ™ 2019 Seminar Showcase: Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass

Feb 25th, 2019

Architects’ Forum™ 2019 is headed to the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y., on March 28. The event is organized by Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine to provide continuing education courses for architects at no cost. Valerie Block, currently an architectural marketing consultant for the PVB Division of Kuraray America, will present the […]

Strong Start to 2019 for Architecture Billings

Feb 20th, 2019

Starting the year on a strong note, architecture firm billings growth strengthened in January to a level not seen in the previous 12 months according to a new report released from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 55.3 compared to 51.0* in December. Indicators of work […]

Architects’ Forum ™ 2019 Seminar Showcase: The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings

Feb 15th, 2019

Architects’ Forum™ 2019 is headed to the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y., on March 28. The event is organized by Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine to provide continuing education courses for architects at no cost. Leigh Anne Mays, regional architectural manager east for Guardian Glass, will discuss “The Evolution of Glass and High Performance […]

January PPI: Glass and Glazing Material Prices Increase Across the Board

Feb 14th, 2019

Prices for materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing increased in all categories in January 2019 according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category grew 1 percent from the previous month, and is up 1.6 percent from […]

sedak Pushes the Limits with Transparent Glass Spacer

Feb 12th, 2019

A glass spacer may seem like an unusual request, but when architects ask for innovation sedak responds by pushing the limits. sedak, a manufacturer of oversized insulating and safety glazing based in Gersthofen, Germany, has developed a glass spacer for insulating glass units (IGUs). Glass spacers were made 25 years ago by a different company […]

Architects’ Forum ™ 2019 Seminar Showcase: How Structural Silicone Spacers Contribute to Sustainable Window Design

Feb 11th, 2019

Continuing education for architects is coming to Uniondale, N.Y. (Long Island), and architects are invited to attend at no charge. Architects’ Forum™ 2019 will be held at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y., March 28, and will provide a day-long program of AIA Learning Units (LUs) courses. Architects’ Forum is organized by Architects’ Guide […]

Architecture Billings Close 2018 with Growing Demand

Jan 28th, 2019

Architecture firm billings growth softened in December but remained positive for the 15th consecutive month, according to a new report released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for December was 50.4 compared to 54.7 in November. Despite the positive billings, a softening in growth was seen across several […]

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