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  • Builders in November broke ground on more U.S. homes, a sign the recovery in homebuilding may carry through into 2010.Housing starts rose 8.9 percent to an annual rate of 574,000, the Commerce Department said today [Dec. 16] in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, climbed to the highest level in a year.Government tax credits, lower home prices and borrowing costs near...
  • The producer price index for finished goods spurted 1.2 percent in November, not seasonally adjusted (1.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 2.4 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Dec.15]. A jump of 7 percent in the PPI for crude petroleum drove up both the finished-goods and construction indexes. Even aside from the oil-price leap, construction...
  • The premiere staging of Glasspex India, International Exhibition for Glass Production, Processing, Products, Dec. 2-4 in New Delhi hosted 139 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and 3,200 attendees. The trade fair was organized by Messe Düsseldorf, the organizer of glasstec, and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India, according to a Dec. 15 release from Messe Dusseldorf. The exhibits...
  • County Durham glass firm Romag is expecting a bright 2010 driven by its photovoltaics section, with solar panel users to benefit from new legislation. Having made redundancies earlier this year, an upturn in the photovoltaics – solar power – market has meant the Consett company has recently taken staff back on, and expects the good fortune to continue with the introduction of the...
  • Glass and construction-materials group Cie de Saint-Gobain said Wednesday that Turkey's Sisecam and Mansour-Maghraby Investment and Development Co. of Egypt have been given the go-ahead by the European Union Commission to take a minority stake in Saint-Gobain's project to build a float glass plant in Egypt.
  • Vistamatic, Coral Springs, Fla., has secured a contract to supply its low-maintenance vision panels for a $5 million renovation program to transform 38 surgical patient rooms into bone marrow transplant rooms due to open in February 2010 at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, according to a Dec. 7 release.The Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its first Webinar in the 2010 monthly Webinar series at noon on Jan. 29, according to a Dec. 15 release. The hour-long Webinars, for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community, are free and focus on various industry topics.The Jan. 29 Webinar will be given by...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 505-09, a test procedure, and QAG-1-09, a quality assurance processing and monitoring guide, according to a Dec. 14 release.AAMA 505-09, Dry Shrinkage and Composite Performance Thermal Cycling Test Procedure outlines a laboratory method to measure the amount of dry shrinkage and retained composite...
  • Construction's unemployment rate continued to rise in November, climbing to 19.4 percent from October's 18.7 percent, while the nation's overall jobless rate declined slightly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.Job creation has become a prime topic in Washington, as congressional Democrats work on new measures aimed at bringing more people back to work. Infrastructure spending is...
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010. Submit your abstract(s) before or by the set deadline–Dec. 16--to be reviewed and selected for presentation during the event. Submit each abstract--maximum 150 words--as an e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fiClick here to find proposed topics and more information about the event.
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