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Stay Your Course

Sep 27th, 2021

We’re two weeks post GlassBuild America, and if there’s one thing we learned, you don’t need a big crowd of attendees to have a good show. The number of attendees and exhibitors was down compared to previous years, though not surprising given the ongoing global pandemic. However, even weeks before the event, I talked to […]

More Construction Growth on Tap for 2018

Nov 3rd, 2017

The commercial and institutional building segments are projected for further growth in 2018, while multifamily construction will continue to settle back, according to Dodge Data & Analytics’ new 2018 outlook report. Economist Robert Murray presents Dodge’s 2018 construction outlook Thursday in Chicago. Dodge chief economist Robert Murray presented the outlook Thursday at the 79th annual […]

Dodge Momentum Index Dips in July

Aug 8th, 2017

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 3.3 percent in July to 135.0 from its revised June reading of 139.6, according to Dodge Data and Analytics. The decline was due to a 6.6-percent decrease in the institutional component, while the commercial component fell 1.1 percent. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first report for […]

Glass-Related Construction Spending Continues to Grow

Jul 5th, 2017

Construction spending was mostly unchanged in May, but building segments that use large amounts of glass and glazing showed positive year-over-year gains, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential construction increased 0.3 percent to $714.3 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate from both the prior month and from May 2016. The office sector ticked […]

Glass-Related Construction Ticks Down in April

Jun 7th, 2017

Construction spending in most glass-heavy building sectors declined in April, according to USGNN.com™ analysis of recently released U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential and residential construction declined by 1.7 and 0.9 percent, respectively, from March to April on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. Overall construction was down 1.4 percent. Here’s how the six most glass-friendly segments […]

Dodge Momentum Index Slows in April

May 5th, 2017

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 5.1 percent in April to 133.8 (2000=100) from its revised March reading of 140.9. April’s decline was due to a 12-percent drop for the institutional segment, while the commercial component rose just 0.1 percent. The index is a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning, […]

Glass-Related Construction Numbers Positive in March

May 3rd, 2017

Construction in most building segments that use large amounts of glass retreated slightly in March from the prior month, but recorded strong gains year-over-year, according to USGNN.com™ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The glass-happy office sector saw a 2.5-percent decline in construction from February to March, though it increased by 15.7 percent from the […]

ABC: February Construction Spending Remains ‘Status Quo’

Apr 4th, 2017

Nonresidential construction spending was unchanged in February, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Chart distributed by ABC The segment totaled $701.9 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate for the month, marking the seventh consecutive month in which nonresidential spending sat above the $700 billion threshold. “Today’s construction […]

Architectural Billings Slip Entering 2017

Feb 22nd, 2017

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in January after a strong showing in December. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from 55.6 the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry […]

Material Costs Jump in 2016

Feb 16th, 2017

The cost of materials used in construction rose significantly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to an analysis of federal producer price data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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