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Posted: Apr 21, 2022

AIA Index Shows Demand For Design Services Jumped In March

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in March expanded sharply from February according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for March was 58.0, up from a score of 51.3 in February. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings.

Posted: Apr 20, 2022

AGC: Construction Employment In March Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels In Most States

Arlington, VA - Construction employment exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 32 states in March, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the government should support more career opportunities to enable people to work in the industry.

Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Construction Backlog Up In March, ABC Reports

Washington, DC - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.3 months in March 2022, according to an ABC member survey conducted March 22 to April 5. The reading is up 0.5 months from March 2021.

Posted: Apr 18, 2022

1st Quarter Home Remodeling Market Remains Stable Year-Over-Year, NAHB Says

Washington, DC - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the first quarter of 2022, posting a reading of 86, which remained unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2021. The finding is a signal of residential remodelers’ confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes.

Posted: Apr 15, 2022

AGC Analysis Shows Construction Industry Added 19,000 Jobs In February

Arlington, VA - Construction employment climbed by 19,000 jobs between February and March, while spending on construction projects rose for the 12th month in a row in February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recently released government data. Association leaders warned that further gains may stall unless the supply of workers and materials improves. They urged officials to end tariffs on key materials and broaden training and education opportunities for construction careers.

Posted: Apr 14, 2022

Bay Insulation Systems Receives Safety Recognition From National Insulation Association

Green Bay, WI - Bay Insulation Systems, a leading supplier of metal building insulation products and systems, has been named a Platinum Winner of the 2021 Safety Excellence Award by the National Insulation Association (NIA). Bay Insulation Systems received Platinum Award Winner honors in the Distributor/Fabricator and Metal Building Laminator categories.

Posted: Apr 13, 2022

ATAS Launches Omawall PL With EVO™ Plate System

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has added Omawall PL with EVO™, a new aluminum plate system, which joins their ever-expanding, concealed-fastener wall panel product lineup.

Posted: Apr 12, 2022

BlueScope Purchasing Coil Coatings Business From Cornerstone Building Brands

Kansas City, MO - BlueScope announces that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Coil Coatings business from Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. for $500 million (U.S.), subject to customary adjustments. Coil Coatings (including the Metal Coaters and Metal Prep brands) is the second largest metal coater in the U.S.

Posted: Apr 11, 2022

SAF Augments Fabrication Capabilities With New Metal Forming Machine

Atlanta, GA –SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher recently invested in a new double bending machine to augment its fabrication capabilities and enhance speed of service for customers. The Jorns JDB-200 is a fully automatic, double beam architectural metal forming machine that specializes in the bending of complex metal profiles. The new machine has been incorporated into the production operation at SAF’s Villa Rica, GA, location.

Posted: Apr 08, 2022

Sherwin-Williams Releases Color Trends Forecast For Coil And Extrusion Coatings Market

Minneapolis, MN – With the debut of its latest Color Trends Forecast for the coil and extrusion metal coatings market, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings is helping architects and designers to be color visionaries in the architectural design sector. Sherwin-Williams color experts developed these color trends through close collaboration with coil and extrusions technical teams.

Posted: Apr 08, 2022

C.R. Laurence Introduces New Single Blade Sunshade

Los Angeles, CA — C.R. Laurence (CRL), the leading full-service provider of architectural metals, glass fittings and professional-grade glazing supplies, has announced the new 8010 Adjustable Series Single Blade Sunshade — offering a versatile and effective solution for reducing solar heat gain.

Posted: Apr 07, 2022

AISI Standards Council Announces Winning Research Proposals For 2022 Small Project/Fellowship Program

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has selected four winning research proposals for its 2022 Small Project/Fellowship Program. Launched in 2014, AISI’s Small Project/Fellowship Program identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel in construction.

Posted: Apr 06, 2022

MRA Reports Rising Popularity In Traditional-Look Metal Roofing Systems

Portland, OR - This Spring, a tight supply chain and the search for better performing options that can deliver strong return on the investment have homeowners weighing their choices and pursuing work-arounds more than ever before. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, a leading residential metal roofing expert, that search for alternatives extends to roofs.

Posted: Apr 05, 2022

New Sales Manager Named For Polyvision Ohio

Atlanta, GA - Polyvision Corporation, a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of CeramicSteel products, has announced Michael Allen as the new sales manager for Polyvision Ohio.

Posted: Apr 04, 2022

Flex-Ability Concepts Names Amanda Pulley As Product Representative For Texas

Oklahoma City, OK - Amanda Pulley, an architectural marketing and sales representative, has joined the Flex-Ability Concepts team as a product representative for Texas. Pulley is the owner of AJI Architectural Marketing, a company that works with manufacturers to present their portfolio of products to architects, engineers, contractors and distributors.

Posted: Apr 01, 2022

Construction Employment Up In January In Most Metro Areas Year-Over-Year

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased in nearly three out of four U.S. metro areas in January compared to a year ago, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials welcomed the widespread job gains but cautioned that contractors in many areas are having trouble finding enough qualified workers to return to pre-pandemic levels amid tight labor market conditions.

Posted: Mar 31, 2022

Multifamily Home Production At Two-Year High As Single-Family Starts Remain Firm

Washington, DC - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that despite production bottlenecks and rising construction costs, total housing starts led by a strong multifamily reading posted a solid gain in February as demand stays strong and existing inventory remains at low levels.

Posted: Mar 30, 2022

BILCO Takes Steps To Improve Sustainability

New Haven, CT - The BILCO Company, in following the lead of its corporate parent AmesburyTruth™, has taken bold steps to prioritize environmental sustainability by improving processes at facilities.

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