Contractor Advises ‘Proactive’ Approach in Seeking Talent

Dec 19th, 2014

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The supply and demand curve of talent in the building industry will further bend in the wrong direction if things don’t change soon. That was a hot topic recently as hundreds of construction industry members gathered in Las Vegas for the Painters and Allied Trades LMCI Finishing Industries Forum 2014. The panel focused on the […]

Sierra Pacific to Begin Construction on New Washington Sawmill

Dec 19th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is starting to hammer away at its new sawmill. According to a company press release, the company will begin work on its Frederickson Industrial site in early 2015. The property was purchased earlier this year with the intent of expanding the company’s milling capabilities in Washington state, where it currently operates […]

Watch the December Newscast for Industry Research and a few Laughs

Dec 18th, 2014

The DWM December newscast tells viewers about important industry research–and how you can obtain this important information. We also close out 2014 with a viewer favorite sure to make you chuckle. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Sika AG to Meet with Investors Over Saint-Gobain Deal

Dec 18th, 2014

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG will hold an investor meeting to discuss Saint-Gobain’s (SGO) move to seek a controlling interest in the company. Schenker Winkler Holding AG, which is owned by the Burkard family and holds the majority voting rights in Sika, is slated to be sold to Saint-Gobain—giving the French conglomerate a controlling […]

Study: World Flat Glass Demand to Rise 8.6 Percent Annually through Next Four Years

Dec 18th, 2014

Through 2018, the architectural market is projected to remain the largest source of demand for flat glass, according to a forecast study by the Freedonia Group. However, the fastest growth will be seen in other markets, driven by rising manufacturing of higher-value products such as electronic displays. On the whole, global demand for flat glass […]

NAHB: Upward Housing Trend to Continue in 2015

Dec 16th, 2014

Crowe drew attention to the fact that though month-to-month the construction numbers bounce around, quarterly there is an upward trend.

The economic and housing outlook for 2015 is a positive one, continuing trends seen in 2014. That’s according to a webinar hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in which chief economist David Crowe explained the rationale behind builders’ positive outlook. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) had builder confidence for newly built […]

Building Safer Schools After Sandy Hook: An Architect’s View

Dec 16th, 2014

Sunday marked the second anniversary of the horrific and tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and six adult staff members were shot to death by a mentally disturbed young man. The shock of that unimaginable act ignited an intense national discussion about gun safety and mental […]

Ellen Rogers Wins Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Communications Inc.

Dec 16th, 2014

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Ellen G. Rogers, editor of USGlass magazine, sister publication to DWM magazine, has been recognized by the magazine’s parent company, Key Communications Inc., with its Award for Extraordinary Service. The award is presented annually and was named after vice president for media services Holly X. Biller, who has been with Key Communications for 19 years and […]

Quanex Earnings Fall; Company Expects Slow Start to 2015

Dec 15th, 2014

On Friday, Quanex Building Products Corp. (NX) reported a profit of $5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 despite a drop in revenue from the same period last year. The Houston-based maker of door and window components reported net income of 13 cents per share for the quarter that ended on October 31. […]

Congress Approves National Green Building Standard for Residential Military Construction

Dec 15th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released a statement applauding Congress for authorizing the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio. Passed by the Senate, and last week by the House, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “will provide […]