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  • Construction spending in the U.S. fell for the seventh straight month in November [2009] to the lowest level in more than six years, led by declines in home building and fewer commercial projects.The 0.6 percent drop followed a revised 0.5 percent decrease in October, previously reported as unchanged, Commerce Department figures showed today [Jan. 4] in Washington. Construction spending was...
  • Construction employment declined in 324 out of 337 metropolitan areas over the past year as spending on construction projects dropped by over $137 billion in November to a 6-year low of $900 billion, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of federal figures released today."Private nonresidential construction is in free fall, with every category except...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released eight documents that have been reviewed and editorially updated. The revised documents have been updated with the 2009 year designator along with a note on the cover stating "editorially revised," according to a Dec. 21, 2009 AAMA release. 
  • Following President Obama's speech detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has high expectations that a newly proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products.On Dec. 15, President Obama spoke at an Alexandria, Va., Home...
  • Israel on Tuesday [Dec. 29, 2009] allowed the first shipment of glass into the Gaza Strip in years, a Palestinian official said."Three trucks carrying glass sheets went through Kerem Shalom crossing" in southeast Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, Said Ra'ed Fatouh, a liaison officer at the Palestinian side of the crossing.The three trucks are part of 100 truckloads of glasses Israel...
  • 2009 was a tough year for the construction industry. McGraw Hill Construction estimated the value of new construction starts at $419 billion, a 25 percent decline that followed shortfalls of 13 percent in 2008 and 7 percent in 2007. The earlier retrenchment was led by single-family housing, but in 2009, multifamily housing and commercial buildings showed substantial weakness. Even typically...
  • This year designers and engineers looked at the product pages on Inventables.com nearly one million times in the hopes of finding the right ones for their projects. We are proud to announce with over 167,000 pageviews the most popular material for 2009 was temperature-sensitive glass from Moving Color.
  • Dec. 6, Norshield Corp., Montgomery, Ala., was acquired in a transaction with management by Norshield Holdings LLC, owned by members of Spell Capital Partners, a private equity group out of Minneapolis, and our management team, according to a Dec. 17 release. The company will continue to operate the existing business and all business going forward under the name of Norshield Security Products LLC...
  • In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and...
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 has been extended to Jan. 20, 2010, according to a Dec. 17 release. GPD China 2010 will be held in Beijing, June 2-3.Abstracts already sent are are under review. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent in January 2010. Abstracts should be submitted--maximum 150 words per abstract--as e-mail attachment...
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