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  • 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 ...

  • About 100 people attended the Annual Symposium by the Protective Glazing Council of Topeka, Kan., at the Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, Va., Nov. 28-29. Sessions were chock-full of information on the history as well as updates on codes and standards, insurance practices, and new products and trends in the market...
  • The European Union fined four glass companies a total of about $724 million on Nov. 28 for conspiring to raise European market prices for flat glass. EU officials state that the four companies coordinated several simultaneous price increases between 2004 and 2005 ...
  • Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., have joined an industrywide effort to combat the revised Z26.1 Automotive Glazing Standard, urging members and those involved in the repair and replacement of automotive glass to submit comments to the American National Standards Institute recommending against its approval. All comments are due to ANSI by Dec. 24, 2007. Specifically,...
  • 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 ...

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Japan, returned to profit in the second quarter, which ended Sept. 30, with $42 million net income, according to financial statements released Nov. 21. For the same quarter last year, NSG reported a loss of $35 million ...

  • 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 ...
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