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  • 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 ...

  • Architectural billings rebounded slightly in October, according to a Nov. 16 release from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. The Architectural Billings Index suffered a steep downturn from July to September, falling from 60 to 51.1. In October, the ABI edged up slightly to 53.2, according to the release ...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada have tentative plans to expand the Energy Star Windows Rating to commercial systems ...
  • For years, representatives from several industry associations have worked to guide the development of a nonresidential fenestration energy rating program by the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md. At NFRC’s fall meeting, Nov. 5-8 in Tempe, Ariz., the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., joined the associations involved in the CMA process, hoping to protect its contract glazing members and the commercial building industry as a whole from possible road blocks created in the program ...

  • NFRC Meeting Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it.

    Manufacturers and several test laboratory representatives butted heads over the use of default values in the nonresidential rating program under development by the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md...
  • More show news

    More than 22,000 green building professionals from across the United States attended Greenbuild this past week in Chicago, an increase in attendance of 10,000 compared to last year in Denver, according to officials from the U.S. Green Building Council, the show’s sponsor...

  • Q&A with Thom Zarema
    The newly formed Advanced Building Coalition had its inaugural meeting Oct. 24 in Chicago, bringing manufacturers and other industry players together to discuss building codes for energy savings that best serve all parties while providing the most beneficial whole-building savings ...
  • Software tool completed for non-residential rating program
    The fall meeting for the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., got underway Nov. 5 in Tempe, Ariz., with an appeal for more simplicity and cost-effectiveness in the nonresidential fenestration rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ...
  • Nonresidential construction experienced continued robust growth in September, climbing 1.8 percent compared to August and 16.7 percent year-over-year, according to an Oct. 31 report from the Census Bureau.
    The strong nonresidential sector offset a continued decline in residential construction ...
  • Glass companies to benefit from uniformity of code bill
    As wildfires raged throughout California last week, one of the state’s representatives presented legislation to Congress that would lead to tougher and more uniform building codes across the country if passed and adopted ...
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