Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • According to a recent New York Times article, construction spending is both the cause of America’s recession threat and the only thing that kept the economy out of recession in late 2007. The distinction is between residential and nonresidential construction...
  • Despite a housing slump, employment of architects and engineers jumped 3.5 percent since January 2007, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, in a release dated Feb. 1...
  • Skyrocketing scrap prices for metals, particularly copper and aluminum, have made construction jobsites prime targets for thieves. Contract glaziers say they increasingly have to protect against thefts of everything from copper wire to aluminum frames ...
  • Despite the United States’ residential slump and the subprime mortgage crash, the nonresidential construction market should experience growth in 2008. However, growth will not be as strong as in 2007, according to a Dec. 13 forecast from the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is expected to climb 8.6 percent per year through 2011 to 2.2 billion square meters, according Flat Glass in China, a Freedonia study released Dec. 5. Measured in value, flat glass demand will expand 15 percent per year to about $1 billion, driven by a shift in the mix toward higher value fabricated glass in many applications ...

  • Part four of the e-glass regional construction report
    Read Glass Magazine’s 2008 forecast here

    Contract glaziers say impact market continues grow
    Although the South was voted to have the healthiest construction market in a Nov. 13 e-glass poll, recent economic indicators show growth is beginning to slow in the region. Architectural billings, which serve as a six-month forecast for construction activity, have started to weaken ...

  • Part three of four

    The Northeast has one major asset in the face of the nationwide residential construction slump: New York. The 23-square-mile city that never sleeps has been resilient to the housing decline affecting the rest of the country and has even experienced a luxury residential building boom ...

  • While total construction starts remained unchanged from September, nonresidential building increased 9 percent to $22.8 billion ...

  • Part two of four

    While the Midwest commercial construction market is not experiencing dazzling growth, contractors say it remains steady with some areas of growth. The region’s construction market has been unaffected by the financial market downturn ...

  • Nonresidential construction economy vibrant in short term


    Part one of four

    The October Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., released Nov. 16, projects a slowdown for nonresidential construction, as billings slow nationwide with the West hit hardest. The index, derived from a work-on-the-boards survey of architects, is a projection of nonresidential construction activity six months down the road ...

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