Selling Safety — Tips for Educating Your Community

Apr 16th, 2014

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With the memory of the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon fresh on the minds of the public, security concerns are more prevalent than ever. While safety and security films could not have prevented the bombing, they could play a role in reducing the impact of such events. When selling and installing blast mitigation […]

New Legislation Offers Opportunity to Increase Usage of Energy-Efficient Window Film

Apr 16th, 2014

Recently introduced legislation could be a positive step forward for the window film industry. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act (S. 2189), restoring energy-efficiency tax incentives, specifically a tax deduction “for retrofits of existing commercial and multifamily buildings” and “performance-based home energy improvements.” The 179D provision currently allows building owners […]

Holly Biller Named to Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

Apr 16th, 2014

Holly Biller, vice president of digital media services for Key Communications Inc., publisher of Window Film magazine, has been named to the prestigious American Business Media’s (ABM) Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Biller has been with Key Communications for 19 years, and has been instrumental in the development of Key Communication’s Inc. digital products and […]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 16th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are […]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 16th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all […]

ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

Apr 16th, 2014

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards satisfy the international code requirements established by the International Code Council. ASTM Standards in Building […]

Huper Optik Names 2014 National Dealer of the Year

Apr 9th, 2014

Hüper Optik USA awarded the National Synergy Award – Large Market to Glas-Tint of Park Ridge, N.J. The award was given to Glas-Tint Film for its representation of Huper Optik films and sales growth for 2013.

Drytac’s ViziPrint® Wins Top Product Award

Apr 9th, 2014

Richmond, Va.-based Drytac® received a 2014 Reader’s Choice Top Product Award for its ViziPrint® printable window film. It has been recognized as a breakthrough product and valuable asset for the wide- and grand-format industry.

Nonresidential Construction Spending Rises

Apr 8th, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that nonresidential construction spending increased 0.6 percent in February and has risen 6.1 percent since February 2013. The gains follow nonresidential construction spending declines in both January and December, according to an analysis of the Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Spending for the month totaled […]

Dodge Momentum Index Drops Again in March

Apr 8th, 2014

The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 0.8 percent in March compared to February, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a […]