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Non-Residential Construction Starts Increase as Projects Enter Backlog

Jun 2nd, 2022

Construction starts are forecast to rise 9% in 2022, prompting Richard Branch, chief economist with Dodge Construction Network, to say he feels “reasonably positive” about the industry’s trajectory. But with many projects just now entering backlogs, some sectors may have to wait years to see solid recovery. According to the Dodge Construction Network 2022 Mid-Year […]

Architecture Billings Index Moderates Slightly, Remains Strong

May 23rd, 2022

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that April was the fifteenth consecutive month in which architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index score for April was 56.5. The index measured at 58.0 in March. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. During April, scores for both new […]

Dodge Momentum Index Rises in April

May 23rd, 2022

The April Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) was recorded at 164.8, 6% higher than the revised March reading of 155.0. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In April, the commercial component […]

Total Construction Starts Inch Higher in April

May 23rd, 2022

The Dodge Construction Network reports that total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion. The same report shows nonresidential building starts rose 6% and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuilding starts fell 4%. Year-to-date, total construction was 6% higher in the first four months of 2022 compared to […]

Long Time No See: GENE Back on Long Island

Apr 13th, 2022

It has been three years since Glass Expo Northeast™ took place in March 2019, which opened April 6 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. The event brought together industry colleagues anxious to see and learn from each other. The COVID-19 pandemic had forced the event, which is co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long […]

From Architecture to Healthcare, National Day of Glass Speakers Remind Us Why Glass is Amazing

Apr 13th, 2022

Wednesday marks the official kick-off of the International Year of Glass (IYOG) in the U.S. The National Day of Glass, organized by the American Ceramic Society, took place last week at The Madison in Washington, D.C. The program includes a variety of talks and panel discussions from industry leaders representing large and small companies. Other […]

GENE ’22 Day One: It’s Good to be Back

Apr 13th, 2022

It has been three years since Glass Expo Northeast’s last showing, and energized attendees are eager for shared growth. Day one of the event, co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long Island Glass Association, featured an insightful slate of seminars, attendee and exhibitor conversations, and exciting industry products.

GENE ’22: Back and Booming

Apr 13th, 2022

Glass Expo Northeast (GENE) ‘22 is in the books. Co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long Island Glass Association, the event attracted nearly 1,500 attendees. USGlass magazine publisher Debra Levy began the second and final day by moderating a panel prompted by two years of COVID crisis and supply chain obstacles. Take a Seat  Crisis Aftermath – […]

What’s Next for Glass: National Day of Glass Presenters Explore Emerging Developments

Apr 13th, 2022

“Glass is an enabler for modern civilization and scientific discovery.” That’s what John Mauro from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University shared Thursday morning during the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C. The event is organized by the American Ceramic Society and serves as the country’s kick off […]

Back Together Again: The Glass Expo Northeast Finale

Apr 13th, 2022

GENE’s comeback is complete, and what a return it was. We talked with Howard Cohen, president of the Long Island Glass Association and several other exhibitors to get their take on the event.

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