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  • Nonresidential segment remains strong
    New construction starts fell 11 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.1 billion, according to an Aug. 22 release from McGraw Hill Construction of New York. The value of construction from January to July reached $363.2 billion, 13 percent below the same period last year ...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., met the Aug. 20 deadline to bring a revised proposal to allow AAMA 507 as an alternative thermal performance rating back to the International Code Council for consideration at the 2008 code hearings ...
  • As early as October, the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., will release a bidding tool for commercial component manufacturers, similar to the software under development for its nonresidential rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ...
  • Driven by a booming construction economy and strong growth in vehicle production, the demand for flat glass in China is expected to surpass demand in all other parts of the world by 2011, according to a forecast released Aug. 7 from the Bharat Book Bureau in Mumbai, India ...
  • Summer temperatures are going beyond hot to scorching as a heat wave crosses the United States, breaking or tying records in more than 20 cities ...
  • With near-unanimous backing from its membership, the Aluminum Extruders Council of Wauconda, Ill., completed an investigation of Chinese aluminum extrusion imports to identify whether Chinese companies are using unfair trade practices ...
  • In 2002, office construction starts were falling, and the residential building market led growth in the building market. During the past five years, the situation reversed ...
  • Officials at Efco Corp., the manufacturer of commercial and architectural fenestration products, told employees July 30 the company is in the midst of “very serious” negotiations with a potential buyer ...

  • Leading economic indicators report overall construction market improvement in June, with steady growth predicted for the rest of the year ...
  • Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ...
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