Reflecting overall economic trend, post-recession housing and remodeling markets recovering slowly
January 4, 2011
Total housing starts will continue their upward climb in 2011, increasing more than 20 percent over 2010. However, the housing picture is not as rosy as this statistic might indicate.
January 3, 2011
The green market has grown dramatically since 2005 and will continue this growth through 2015, said Harvey Bernstein, vice president, Global Thought Leadership & Business Development, McGraw-Hill Construction, New York, at the Outlook 2011 Executive Conference, Oct. 28-29, in Washington, D.C. “In the five years since 2005, the new green building market has grown seven-fold,” he said. The U.S...
Housing, remodeling markets poised for growth in 2010 but still a far cry from pre-recession levels
January 7, 2010
For glass retailers, the road to recovery will be paved with new housing starts, increased remodeling expenditures, and stronger consumer confidence. But it will be a long journey.
Experts at Outlook 2010 say economy is on the mend, but recovery will be slow, difficult
November 19, 2009
The recession that gripped the nation since December 2007 is beginning to end, but we are not out of the woods, said the economists at the Outlook 2010 Executive Conference, Oct. 15-16, Washington, D.C.
October 19, 2009
The Outlook 2010 Executive Conference took place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15-16, and brought together top management from all parts of the construction industry, including building product manufacturing, architecture and design, contracting, engineering and industry associations. McGraw Hill Construction, New York, presented the event.For highlights, see:Global economy...
April 1, 2009
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Remodeling, residential construction markets could stabilize by mid-2009
January 1, 2009
As the single- and multifamily housing, remodeling, and retail and hotel construction markets continue their decline in 2009, it’s inevitable that retailers will feel the pinch. However, most forecasters agree that pinch might have less bite in the second half of the year.
What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
January 1, 2009
CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...
Readers weigh in on the economy and its effect on their business
January 1, 2009
If there is one positive thing about a recession, it’s that it makes you look for unprofitable elements of your business and take action.
Experts present varied review of U.S. economy at Reed 2008 Forecast Conference
December 1, 2007
When developing a business plan for 2008, consider hedging your bets. Economists at the Reed 2008 Construction Forecast Conference gave the U.S. economy and the outlook for the construction industry mixed reviews. The conference took place Oct. 3-4 in Washington, D.C. The cautionary note “was sobering, but it adds balance” to the forecast, says Michael F. Maher,...