Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5 percent in February to 146.9 from the revised January reading of 146.2, according to a March 7 release from Dodge Construction Data. The month saw an 8.2 percent increase in the institutional component, while the commercial component contracted 4.8 percent. “The commercial component has declined for two consecutive months, and while this should not lead to...
  • The U.S. economy will grow through 2018, with commercial construction experiencing gains through 2019 or 2020, according to economist Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute of Trend Research. Dietrich spoke yesterday at the Glazing Executives Forum during GlassBuild America: The Glass Window and Door Expo. While economies around the world are struggling, the fundamentals of the U...
  • Global Flat Glass market is expected to reach $124.14 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Rising awareness regarding benefits of glass usage in building and construction including safety, security and energy savings is expected to drive flat glass market over the forecast period.Product innovations in terms of improved characteristics coupled with introduction of...
  • The security glass market in China is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 16.7 percent between 2012-2016, according to the recent report "Bulletproof Security Glass Market in China 2012-2016" from Research and Markets. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand from the financial services industry, and increased demand for one-way bulletproof...
  • Construction employment increased in 26 states between July and August, and in 35 states for the year, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America, published in a Sept. 20 report. The AGC remains cautious, however, as construction employment remains below peak levels in most states.“While we would all like to see even more robust growth, it...
  • The American Institute of Architects reported the August Architectural Billings Index showed faster growth in design activity nationally, with a score of 53.8, up from a mark of 52.7 in July. The growth reflects an increase in demand for design services, according to the report. “As business conditions at architecture firms have improved eleven out of the past twelve months, it is fair to say...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.34 percent from 2012 to 2016, driven by increased demand from the construction and automotive sectors, according a forecast report from TechNavio, released Sept. 6. The report covers market trends, market drivers, challenges to growth, market opportunities and threats, and additional information about key vendors in the...
  • Boosted by demand for energy-efficient building, output of low-emissivity glass in China increased by 33.3 percent in 2012, according to the Research and Markets Global and Chinese Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2013-2016 report. In 2012, more than 20 new low-E production lines came online, and a large number of low-E lines are expected to begin operating in 2013 and 2014, according to the report.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association have jointly released the August update to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, according to an Aug. 30 AAMA release.The updated report shows nonresidential construction activity experienced slow growth during 2012, though the net effect was negligible in...
  • Overall construction will continue to experience growth—perhaps even accelerated growth—through 2014, according to economists during Reed Construction Data's mid-year forecast, "Riding the Roller Coaster: Ups and downs in construction, spending, materials and labor." The forecast webinar took place May 9 and the archived presentation is available for online viewing. "Commercial construction...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...