Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 pandemic ’

[DWM] Earns Fourth AZBEE Award, This Time a National

May 14th, 2021

Key Media & Research (KMR) is proud to announce that Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine has earned a national award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The award, for the category of Feature Article Design, marks the magazine’s fourth this year, including three regionals. The latest award, a Bronze national, recognizes […]

New Budget Provides Interest-Free Loans for Energy Retrofits in Canada

Apr 27th, 2021

After skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a new federal budget last week, outlining the government’s fiscal plans, as well as social and economic policies. Prepared by the Department of Finance Canada and presented by Freeland to the House of Commons, the new […]

FGIA Speaker Outlines Commercial and Residential Design Trends

Mar 22nd, 2021

Jumbo glass and energy efficiency continue to be growing design trends, but the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up other aspects of design. To discuss these trends, John Petersen, director of sustainable design and building innovation with MJM Architects, presented a seminar titled, “Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction,” during the Fenestration and Glazing […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

Quanex Reports Strong Balance Sheet Despite the Pandemic

Dec 11th, 2020

Companies in the door and window market continue to provide positive results which is good news for the entire industry —the latest being Quanex Building Products Corporation. The company announced its results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended October 31, 2020. “Our business performed extremely well in the fourth quarter as we continued to […]

AGC Sues Over Loan Necessity Questionnaire

Dec 10th, 2020

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) submitted a legal complaint this week against the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, officials for AGC allege that the means by which SBA developed and deployed a […]

A Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Industry Recovery

Nov 12th, 2020

This time last year, economists at the 81st Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference didn’t expect a recession to occur within the next 12 months. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed the global economic landscape. At the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 Virtual Conference, Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Richard Branch provided a look at where each […]

A Second Quarter Rebound’s Not Enough to Make Up for Glass Maker’s First Quarter Pandemic Hit

Nov 6th, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the NSG Group’s year-over-year revenue and operating profit comparisons, demand recovered significantly from the first to second quarter of 2021 due to global easing of lockdowns, according to the group’s FY2021 2nd Quarter Consolidated Financial Results for the period of July 1-September 30, 2020. The company’s Q2 2021 […]

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