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April Architecture Billing Conditions Remain Soft

As businesses continue to witness a downward trend, the latest Architecture Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and Deltek reveals that inquiries into new projects conti...


Material Prices Surge, Backlog Indicator Up

The Associated Builders and Contractors have released new analyses from April, revealing that despite backlog and construction material price increases, contractors are remaining confident.


Paint Brand Trust Indicates Customer Satisfaction

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2024 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, finding that manufacturers rely heavily on loyalty for both repeat purchases and positive reco...


Nonresidential Construction Spending Rebounds

According to an analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending increased 0.2% in March, totaling $1.19 trillion on a seasonally adjusted ...


Architectural Firm Billings Continue to Decline

For the fourteenth consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index has declined at firms as inflation, supply chain issues and other economic challenges continue to affect business, the A...


London Tops Expensive Construction Cities List

Global design and consultant organization Arcadis has released its International Construction Cost report, with London narrowly hitting the top spot as the most expensive city for constructi...


March Backlog Rebounds as Confidence Improves

The latest Construction Backlog Indicator from the Associated Builders and Contractors has found that, despite high costs, supply chain issues and labor shortages, optimism among contractors...


Construction Planning Witnesses Ongoing Decline

The Dodge Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, reportedly fell 8.6% to 164.0 in March, as commercial planning in particular continued to decline.


March Building Material Prices Continue Increase

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, construction input prices increased 0.4% in March compared to ...


Construction Spending Drops in Most Segments

According to a new analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending was down in 15 of the 16 subcategories in February.


Architect Billings Suggests Slowdown ‘Receding’

The American Institute of Architects and Deltek report that architecture firm billings continued to decline in February. However, the month’s score reportedly marks the most modest easing in...


ACA Publishes Paint, Coatings Market Analysis

Last week, the American Coating Association released its new market study publication, which offers a data analysis with five-year projections for sector and segment performance in the paint...


Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls

According to an analysis of data published at the beginning of the month by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.4% in January, bringing an end t...


Evonik Unveils Job Cuts Amid Economic Recovery

In its 2023 earnings performance report, specialty chemical company Evonik announced that it does not expect economic recovery in 2024, with plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs globally by 2026.


AIA Records ‘Sluggish’ Conditions to Start Year

For the second consecutive month, business conditions remained weak to kick off the year with a reported Architecture Billings Index score of 46.2.


January Construction Material Prices ‘Surge’

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index, construction input prices are increasing in what is being called t...


Backlog Dips as Contractors Remain Confident

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined 0.2 months to 8.4 months in January.


Construction Planning Remained Flat in January

The latest Dodge Momentum Index rose a mere 0.1% in January, as commercial planning fell 1.0% and institutional planning increased by 2.1%.


AIA: 2023 Ended with Weak Business Conditions

To close out last year, the Architecture Billings Index remained below 50 and showed soft business conditions, according to the American Institute of Architects and Deltek.


AIA Predicts Weakened 2024 Construction Performance

After increasing more than 20% last year, nonresidential building spending is anticipated to see a modest 4% increase in 2024, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Co...


Year-End Backlog Inches Higher, Input Prices Fall

Earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released both their Construction Backlog Indicator and Producer Price Index data for December, revealing a slight increase in back...


Survey: Contractors Struggling to Find Skilled Workers

An Associated General Contractors of America survey from the beginning of the year found that construction firms have a mixed outlook for 2024.


Construction Job Openings Highest Since 2022

According to an analysis of data from the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry had 459,000 job openings on the last day of November, the highest level since 2022.


November Material Prices Continue to Fall

Construction input prices decreased 0.3% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Prod...


Contractors Remained Confident in November

Earlier this week, the Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index readings for the month of November.


Report: Georgia Ranks Top State for Construction

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Merit Shop Scorecard has found that Georgia is the top state for construction for the first time in its history.


Nonresidential Spending Up 20% Over Past Year

According to a recent analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending increased by a mere 0.1% in October.


Commercial Planning Down 14% Year-Over-Year

Earlier this month, Dodge Construction Network issued its Dodge Momentum Index for October, finding that it increased 1% to 181.7 from the revised September reading of 180.3.


FHWA Reports Construction Inflation Costs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that inflation has caused certain highway project costs to increase 53.8% from 2020 to the first qua...


Firm Billings Soften, Expect Flat Revenue

The latest American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architectural Billings Index reportedly found that billings are seeing a decline for the third consecutive month.


October Construction Material Prices Decline

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction input prices declined 1.2% on a mo...


Backlog, Contractor Confidence Falls ‘Sharply’

The Associated Builders and Contractor’s Construction Backlog Indicator for October is reportedly at the lowest level since the first quarter of 2022.


AGC: Industry Job Openings Hit Record High

According to a recent analysis of federal data, while residential and nonresidential construction spending have increased in September, job openings in the industry have climbed to a 23-year...


Architecture Billings Lowest Since Pandemic

According to the latest Architecture Billings Index, business conditions declined in September, reaching the lowest score since the pandemic in December 2020.


Energy Material Prices Continue to Climb

While material prices are still slightly increasing, the pressure is reportedly on as energy costs lead these higher prices and are expected to persist.


ABC Releases September Construction Backlog

Yesterday (Oct. 10), the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of September, reporting that the CBI declined to 9.0 months.


Planning Breaks 6-Month Decrease Streak

According to the latest Dodge Momentum Index, construction planning has increased for the first time in half of a year, climbing 3% to 182.5.


Sherwin Releases Industrial Color Trend Report

Earlier this week, the Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings division unveiled its fifth color trend forecast, with shades that will reportedly affect the industrial design industry o...


Report: Architecture Business Conditions Soften

The latest Architecture Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and Deltek eased “modestly” in August.


Rising Energy Costs Drive Input Price Increases

Construction prices rose in August compared to the previous month, indicating “excess inflation” over the coming months, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors report.


Contractors Note Steady Backlog, Confidence Up

A recent Associated Builders and Contractors report found that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 9.2 months in August, down 0.1 month.


Weaker Market Undermines Planning Growth

Dodge Construction Network recently issued its latest Dodge Momentum Index for August, finding a 6.5% decline from the month prior.


Survey Highlights Workforce Prep Weaknesses

As 88% of construction firms are reportedly having trouble filling open positions, results from an Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk survey have found “significant short...


Architecture Billings Show Stable Conditions

At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects and Deltek released the July Architecture Billings Index, signaling stable business conditions as the billings remained flat fo...


ABC: July Backlog, Contractor Confidence Up

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, revealing an increase to 9.3 months in July.


Material Prices Remained Unchanged in July

Construction input prices were unchanged in July compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Pric...


Report Predicts Weak 2023 Commercial Activity

According to the latest data from Dodge Construction Network, the Dodge Momentum Index decreased almost 1% in July.


Construction Spending Sees Small Increase

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis, nonresidential construction spending in the United States increased by a modest 0.1% in June.


June Input Prices Unchanged as Inflation Slows

The latest analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index from the Associated Builders and Contractors has found that construction input prices remained unchanged in Ju...


June Contractor Backlog Steady, Confidence Down

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of June, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged at 8.9 months.


Increased May Billings Offer ‘Encouraging News’

The latest Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and software and information solutions provider Deltek showed a rebound in billings last month, marking the ...


NYC Tops New US Construction Cost Index

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia are among the top 10...


Total Construction Starts Rebound in May

According to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts rose by 8% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.11 trillion.


Material Prices Decline as Supply Chain Improves

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, construction input prices have fallen 0.6% in May compared to ...


Construction Backlog Report Holds Steady in May

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of May, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged at 8.9 months.


Report Reveals Construction Spending Increase

According to analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that national nonresidential construction spending expanded 1.9% in April...


Construction Employment, Pay Numbers Increase

According to analysis of government data, the construction sector added 25,000 jobs in May, marking the second lowest unemployment rate for the month in the last 23 years.


April Billings Show Business Conditions Weaken

The latest Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and software and information solutions provider Deltek reported a modest decrease in April billings.


Infrastructure Strength Spurs Backlog Rebound

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of April, reporting that the CBI increased slightly.


Material Price Inflation Remains 'Pressing Issue'

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that construction prices increased 0.2% compared to last month, but have fallen for the second straight month year-over-year.


ABC: March Nonresidential Spending Increased

According to analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Associated Builders and Contractors report that national nonresidential construction spending increased by 0.7% in March.


Construction Layoffs Hit Pandemic-Level High

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the construction industry had 341,000 j...


FGIA Releases New Industry Review, Forecast

Yesterday (May 1), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released its latest industry review and forecast, delivering information on window, door and skylight market trends and prod...


March Architecture Billings Trend Upwards

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index report for the month of March, reporting a modest increase in billings for the first time since Septemb...


ACA, ChemQuest Launch Coatings TraQr Upgrades

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association debuted new enhancements to the Coatings TraQr, an interactive dashboard and forecasting tool developed by The ChemQuest Group.


Total Construction Jumps to 3-Month High

According to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network, despite economic woes and bank failures, construction shows strength across the first quarter of 2023.


Design-Build Growth Expected to Continue

A recent report from the Design-Build Institute of America forecasts continued design-build growth over the next three years, despite recent industry challenges and market volatility.


Report: Demand for Paint High Despite Inflation

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2023 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, revealing an increase in do-it-yourselfers despite a spike in paint prices.


Construction Planning Falls in March

The latest Dodge Momentum Index from Dodge Construction Network showed that commercial and institutional planning declined in March.


March Input Prices, Construction Backlog Down

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 0.2% in March.


Construction Employment Shows Increase

According to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors, construction employment increased in 45 states in February compared to the year prior.


Design Activity Continues Downward Trend

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index report for the month of February, indicating an extension of a recent downturn in design activity.


Dodge Reports Total Construction Start Increase

Total construction starts rose 6% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, according to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network.


Construction Material Prices Tick Upwards

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction material prices rose 0.4% in February.


Housing Start Increase Shows Economic Promise

Data released yesterday by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau showed that home building increased in February for the first time in five consecutive ...


ABC: Construction Backlog, Confidence Increase

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its February Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index numbers, showing an increase in both reports.


Total Construction Starts Fall 27% in January

According to a recent report from the Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts fell 27% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $865.6 billion.


Report: Material Prices Rise, Remain ‘Uncertain’

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction material prices rose 1% in January, about ...


Backlog Shows Slight Decrease, Confidence Up

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its January Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that, despite a slight decrease in the month from 9.2 to 9.0, the back...


Reports Highlight Inflation Ease, Input Price Drop

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices dipped 2.7...


RPM International Scaling Back Paint Production

On a recent financial report call, global coatings company RPM International leadership said they would be decreasing production at some of its plants due to reduced demand, the supply chain...


Resin Prices Could be Impacted by Winter Freeze

At the end of last month, the American Chemistry Council released its November 2022 resin production and sales statistics, showing that year-to-date production in November totaled 85.3 billi...


Design Demand Continues to Slow

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index report for the month of November, reporting that demand for designs is continuing to slow.


Report: Positive Outlook for Construction

Despite economic uncertainty in recent months, a year-end report recently published by Dodge Construction Network has shared findings that the construction industry could remain positive in ...


Report: Highest Backlog Since Q2 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of November on Dec. 13, reporting that the CBI is at its highest since the ...


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.


Design Demands Down Considerably

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first dec...


Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of October, reporting that the CBI wavered downward.


Report: Capital Spending Highest Since 1994

A recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers showed that while total state spending rose 7.3% overall in fiscal year 2022, infrastructure construction spending incr...


AIA Reports Moderate, Healthy ABI

Last week, The American Institute of Architects reported that architecture firms shared increasing demand for design services in September. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report ...


September Backlog Up, Confidence Steady

The Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of September on Oct. 11, reporting that the CBI experienced a positive jump.


Increased Wages Affecting Job Selection

According to a new cost report issued by New York City-based Turner Construction, contractors are being more selective in pursuing construction projects.


Construction Input Prices Dip in September

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both dippe...


Report: Total Construction Starts Show Decline

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...


August Backlog Flat, Confidence Rebounds

Yesterday (Sept. 13), the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of August, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged for the m...


Demand for Design Services Remains Healthy

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for July, reporting an increase in demand for design services for the eighteenth consecutive m...


Report: Input Prices Down, Bid Prices Going Up

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both decre...


Inflation Affecting WI Rising Construction Costs

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson recently spoke with reporters about how inflation is affecting the construction industry, including increased bid costs.


Report: NYC Construction Costs Up Over 8%

In a second-quarter report, construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall recently found that building and renovation project costs in New York City rose 8.2% over the past year—one of the l...


AIA Reports Show Stabilization, Upped Spending

Late last month, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for June, reporting an increase in demand for design services.


Report: Construction Demands Slowing Down

Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve released its Beige Book, also known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, revealing slowed construction activity in various reg...


Report: June Backlog Dips, Confidence Falters

Earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of June, reporting a slight decrease to 8.9 months.


Recession Fears Rebuffed in New Reports

In reviewing an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, in addition to results from the June Dodge Momentum Ind...


Report: NYC Most Expensive in US for Construction

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City and San Francisco are among the report’s Top 10 most costly ...


US, Canada Witness Continued Labor Shortages

According to several reports, the construction industry in North America is continuing to undergo challenges related to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and recruitment, among other...


Report: May Backlog Rises, Confidence Falters

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of May, reporting an increase to nine months.


Ongoing Inflation Impacting Infrastructure Projects

Rising costs for materials are continuing to impact infrastructure projects across the United States, shrinking the effect of the bipartisan infrastructure law with officials scaling back, d...


May Input Prices Reveal Continued Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both rose ...


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


Rising Costs Affecting MA Infrastructure Projects

Several public projects in New England are experiencing cost increases due to inflation, with some projects doubling or tripling in cost compared to original estimates.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the launch of its interactive dashboard and forecast tool fo...


Moody's Report Says Recession 'Not Inevitable'

In a recent report by financial services company Moody’s Analytics, economists say that although the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving cred...


Construction Input Prices Increase in April

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 0.8% in April.


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.


Material Shortages, Costs Affecting TX Projects

According to recent reports, Texas Department of Transportation road infrastructure projects are being impacted by construction material shortages and cost increases, causing delays and driv...


Report Indicates Demand for Paint Experts

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, reporting a high demand for interior and exterior paint experts.


Construction Input Prices Increase in March

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 2.9% in March.


Construction Input Prices Up, Backlog Unchanged

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 2.6%...


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


Market Study Predicts Decorative Coatings Growth

According to a study issued by Research and Markets, projects within the decorative coatings market are predicted to grow from $71.3 billion in 2021 to $91.6 billion by 2026, with an annual ...


Report: Contractors Concerned About Prices

According to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data, construction material prices jumped nearly 20% in 2021, despite moderating in December.


Report Indicates Backlog Slip, Upped Confidence

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its December Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a slight decrease, having reduced to 8.2 from the 8.4 that was record...


Residential Makes Gains in Construction Spending

According to several market reports, construction spending in November witnessed an increase when compared to October and the same period in 2020, as gains in private residential outweighed ...


Price Increases Squeezing Contractors' Margins

The Associated General Contractors of America recently discovered in an analysis of government data that increased prices of construction materials are outpacing the rate at which contractor...


Backlog, Confidence Increases in November

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its November Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting an increase having rose to 8.4 from the 8.1 that was recorded in Octo...


Resin Shortage, Price Increases Continue

The industry has continued to see an increase in costs for raw materials that are becoming even more difficult to find due to supply shortages.


October Construction Backlog Rebounds

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its October Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a rebound having rose to 8.1 from the 7.6 that was recorded in Septemb...


Construction Input Prices Witness Big Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 1.5%...


Construction Outlook: Continued Cost Increase

According to a construction outlook regarding the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, global provider of real estate and investment management services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) r...


September Backlog Shows Slight Decrease

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its September Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog had inched even lower to 7.6 from the 7.7 that was ...


Paint Shortage, Prices on the Rise

Due to a variety of factors, aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is witnessing a shortage and price surge in, you guessed it: paint.


ABC Releases Plummeting August Backlog Stats

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its August Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog plummeted to 7.7 in August from the 8.5 that was rec...


PS Connect to Present Interactive Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the coatings industries at the end of 2020, has announced a new webinar covering 2...


Index: Construction Costs Have Decrease

Construction costs have decreased for the first time in 10 years, according to Turner Construction Company’s quarterly Building Cost Index, the latest report of which was released earlier th...


ChemQuest, ACA Publish Updated Market Report

Specialty coatings company, The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) and the American Coatings Association have partnered together for the publication of their latest edition of the U.S. Market...


Study: Construction Costs Climb in US Metros

According to Phoenix-based international property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall, construction costs have risen an average 5.7% nation-wide.


Off-Site Construction Council Releases Survey

The National Institute of Building Sciences has released the results of its Off-Site Construction Industry Survey, which found that a majority of professionals have utilized off-site compone...


Groups Release Adhesives Market Report

ChemQuest Group Inc. and Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. recently partnered to produce and publish ASC’s 2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Ove...


Global Group Offers Adhesives, Sealant Report

ChemQuest Group Inc. and Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. recently partnered to ASC’s 2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overview.


Global Group Offers Updated Market Report

The ChemQuest Group Inc. and the International Paint and Printing Ink Council have partnered on the fifth edition of their Global Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2015-2020...


European Nations Make Offshore Wind Pledge

Three European countries pledged Tuesday to work to increase the world’s offshore wind capacity fivefold in the next 13 years.


Cool Roof Coatings Market Heats Up

Globally, the cool roof coating market is expected to reach $5.41 billion by 2025, up from $2.8 billion in 2015, a new study suggests.


Demand Surges Amid Patent Growth

The global concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2022, a recent forecast suggests, meanwhile technology advances are responsible for a boom in patent activity f...


Feds: Multifamily Production Plunges

Residential construction starts in the U.S. were down 18.7 percent in November after hitting a nine-year high in October, with multifamily starts taking an especially big hit, according to C...


ARTBA Predicts 2017 Transportation Growth

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association predicts some growth in the transportation construction market in 2017, fueled by both increased highway work and mo...


Feds: Multifamily Production Drops 38%

Multifamily construction dropped sharply in September, bringing nationwide housing starts down 9 percent to an annual rate of 1.05 million units, according to new federal data.


PPG Sees Volumes Grow in Q3

Led by growth in its Industrial Coatings segment, PPG reported an improvement in year-over-year volumes across both its coating segments in the third quarter of 2016, the company announced w...


Cost Cuts Could Follow PPG Q3

PPG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry says the company is "reviewing various restructuring scenarios" to reduce costs, following the release of its third quarter earnin...


Survey: Architects Back in the Black

According to a new survey from the American Institute of Architects, the architecture industry in the U.S. has nearly fully recovered from the recent recession, and firms have been able to r...


Report: Architectural Coatings Sales Up

A recent industry analysis report from The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows that the architectural coatings market grew in both sales and volumes in 2015, and predicts continued growth this year.


Report: Marine Newbuild at 20-Year Low

This year’s marine newbuilding numbers are likely to be at their lowest level in two decades, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council.


Industry Report: OEM Up, Oil and Gas Slow

An industry analysis report issued by The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows lags in the specialty coatings segment of the U.S. market, brought on by decreased oil and gas activity and weak infrastr...


Steel Monitor Captures Latest Market Data

A new series of reports detailing current steel trade flows involving the world’s top importing and exporting countries has been announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Paints, Coatings Are Integral to Saudi Future

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) seeks to drive sustained economic growth in the region, the agency created to help manage its investment opportunities has solicited information on its p...


AkzoNobel Sees Modest Gains in Q2

Dutch paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported positive developments in all three of its business lines for the second quarter of 2016, despite the pressures of a challengin...


AkzoNobel Volumes Inch Up

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel released its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday (July 19), revealing good news in each of its three main business lines, but noting challenges stemming unfavora...


Study: Hues Impact Sale Price

A new study suggests that paint color can notably impact a home’s final purchase price.


Construction, Fenestration Numbers Rise

Residential construction was on the uptick in the U.S. in 2015, bringing numbers in the windows and doors industry up with it, according to a new report from the American Architectural Manuf...


Design Demand ‘Modest,’ AIA Says

As thousands of architects, designers, business leaders and representatives converge this week in Philadelphia for the annual American Institute of Architects’ convention, the organization r...


Flame Retardant Market Remains Hot

The global demand for flame retardant chemicals is expected to surge in the coming years.


Heavy Construction Jobs Set to Rise

Declines in heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to turn around in 2016 in response to the long-term transportation bill, according to the Associated General Contractors of ...


Construction Jobs Register 8-Year High

A new analysis shows that the construction industry’s unemployment rate has dropped to a 17-year low.


Growth Projection: Adhesives and Sealants

Demand for adhesives and sealants is projected to expand 4.5 percent annually, reaching $64 billion in 2019.


Mayors Say Roads, Transit Top Tasks

Infrastructure tops the list of concerns reported by 89 mayors representing cities across the United States, according to a recent report from Boston University.


Firm Examines Global Coatings Use

A market research company that specializes in polymer and chemical industries has released its findings on the global consumption of coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks (CASI) for 2014.


Concrete Floor Coatings on the Rise

A growing awareness of concrete floor coatings combined with increased construction activity throughout the world are expected to grow the concrete floor coatings industry over the next five...


Firm Touts Top Tech of 2015

Anti-corrosion coatings are among the top technologies expected to show the most advancement and influence this year, a new research report indicates.


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $25B

The U.S. paint and coatings industry should top $25 billion in 2019, fueled by increasing demand for architectural coatings, a new market study suggests.


ACA Delivers 5-Year Coatings Forecast

The U.S. paint and coatings industry is forecasted to reach a value of $25 billion in 2019, according to a new market study from the American Coatings Association (ACA).


Site Showcases Infrastructure Pioneers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced the release of its Infrastructure Game Changers report.


Study Forecasts a Roofing Rebound

Strong residential and nonresidential building construction activity will bring back the U.S. roofing market in the coming years, experts forecast.


Construction Toys Build on Girl Appeal

Is there enough room in the super-hot pink-and-purple world of girls' construction toys for another entrant?


Home Sweet Housing Starts in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on more than one million new homes and apartments in 2014—the highest level recorded since the boom of 2005 and 8.8 percent higher than the 2013 total, the federal...


PPG Announces 'Successful' 2014

PPG Industries has continued its financial hot streak, posting record full-year sales and yearly and quarterly gains in each segment.


Deal Fuels PPG’s Record Year

PPG Industries’ year-end acquisition of Mexico’s Comex helped deliver record net sales and earnings to the Pittsburgh, PA-based paint and coatings maker.


N. America to Lead Silica Sand Boom

Uncle Sam may be worried about silica, but North American industry apparently is not, as the region prepares to lead the global growth of silica sand through 2018, according to a new market ...


Housing: What Americans Want

From affordability to energy efficiency, Americans want a lot from their homes—and are not always getting it.


Nanocoatings Set for Mega Growth

Good things come in small packages, as the global market for nanotech-based coatings is poised to show, according to a new forecast.


Job Boom Spurs Calls for More Training

U.S. construction unemployment, which neared 20 percent at the height of the recession, has now shrunk to just seven percent, with 230,000 jobs added in the last year, a new analysis shows.


Construction Jobs Notch 6-Year High

A new analysis shows a strengthening U.S. construction sector and some of the most promising figures seen in years, but many of the nation’s firms are still reporting hiring shortages.


Residential Construction Rebounding

Home builders are walking taller in the wake of new Census Bureau estimates that show spending on both single- and multifamily construction soaring in the last year, according to the Nationa...


Builder Confidence Hits 7-Month High

U.S. home builders are building not only homes, but also confidence, as construction activity continues its upturn, according to a new report.


Healthy Outlook for Anti-Germ Coatings

American germophobia—in health care, schools, industrial settings and even inside the human body—will help drive a nearly 10 percent annual surge in antimicrobial coatings in the years ahead...


Antimicrobial Coatings Set to Clean Up

Driven by escalating U.S. health and environmental concerns, the global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to surge by nearly 10 percent annually and top $4.5 billion by 2020, a new s...


Record Q4 Seals Banner Year for PPG

PPG Industries crowned 2013 with a blockbuster fourth quarter dominated by double-digit growth in Performance and Industrial Coatings.


PPG Paints a Green ’13

PPG Industries rode a fourth-quarter wave of whopping sales growth in architectural and other coatings to cap one of the most successful years in its 130-year history, the company reported T...


Self-Cleaners Lead Smart Coating Surge

Paints and coatings that resist water, bacteria and other elements will clean up the lion's share of a global smart coatings market that is set to grow eight-fold in the next five years, a n...


Smart Coatings to Hit $3B by 2018

The global smart coatings market is expected to reach $3 billion in 2018, experiencing exponential growth as industries opt for quality and performance over price, a new report predicts.


Cement to Stage Comeback

Rebounding construction in North America and Europe will jumpstart a comeback for the cement market in those regions, reversing a five-year decline, a new study suggests.


PPG Rockets and Rolls in 3rd Quarter

PPG Industries’ aerospace and automotive OEM coatings businesses took a bow Thursday (Oct. 17) as the company reported a 17 percent spike in net sales and record adjusted earnings in its thi...


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $30.6B

Industrial maintenance and marine coatings in the United States will see slow but steady growth in the wake of a five-year rebound blazed by the architectural ector, according to a new marke...


Building Rebound to Drive Coating Gains

The U.S. paint and coatings market should top $30.6 billion by 2017, led by a strengthening architectural coatings segment, a new market study concludes.


Asia Boom Seen for Marine Coatings

Global growth in shipping and the offshore industry, aided by new coating advances, are poised to kickstart the Asia-Pacific marine coatings market in the years ahead, a new forecast reports...


Residential Market Posts Big Gains

U.S. home builders are more confident and they’re proving it, according to the latest economic indicators.


Construction Nails a 4-Year Record

Nonresidential construction activity across the U.S. is trending upward, a recent economic index.


Infill Surge Gives Old Lots New Life

When it comes to housing in the U.S., infill is in. That's right: Abandoned parking lots and underused commercial and industrial spaces are rapidly being replaced by housing nationwide, the...


 
 
   

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