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 […]

Construction Industry Sees Increase of 19,000 Employees for March 2014

Apr 8th, 2014

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring continues […]

Latest NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreads to Additional Markets

Apr 8th, 2014

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year. The index’s nationwide score ticked up to […]

A 3D Experience – Will 3D Printing Impact the Window Film Industry?

Apr 2nd, 2014

As 3D printing technology begins to take off, just what influence will it have over the direction of the window film industry? According to industry members, the technology is already being used. Bob Williams, owner and designer at ProToolsNow in Denver, says his company has been using 3D printing for years. “We create all of […]

Johnson Window Films Earns the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation

Apr 2nd, 2014

The Skin Cancer Foundation has granted the Seal of Recommendation for all of Johnson Window Films products that block 99 percent or more of harmful UVA and UVB radiation. Johnson has qualifying products in automotive, residential/commercial/architectural, safety and security categories. President Scott Davidson released this company statement: “Our goal is to help increase awareness and […]