Flat glass prices saw a 2.2-percent increase from April to May, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the U.S. Labor Department.
The index was listed at 201.2 for May, compared with 199.8 for April.
The price of construction materials remained stable—with just a slight 0.3-percent drop from April to May, according to the report. The index was listed at 216.6 for
The PPI is a family of indices that measure the average change over time [Read Full Story]
The nation’s recovery from a devastating recession continues, but it remains a slow one for the nonresidential construction industry.
Things will likely continue to get better in the upcoming months, but not even the recent upswing in residential home prices, job rates and other key economic indicators are enough to have resurrected the industry back to anywhere near the levels it enjoyed prior to the national economic crash that first began in late 2007.
That was the [Read Full Story]
Charles Bostick of Seele Sedak & Co. used the final day of Glass Performance Days (GPD), which took place last week in Tampere, Finland, to detail the latest in glass technology and projects completed over the last two years. He noted that fantastic things have been going on in architectural glazing. Making his point with a series of telling pictures and diagrams, Bostick said that progress in the last few years has meant further advancement [Read Full Story]
Glass Performance Days, which officially opened yesterday, continues through tomorrow with a variety of technical sessions and networking opportunities in Tampere, Finland.
Read the latest report from Guardian’s Earnest Thompson below:
Sports jackets and suits were doffed on Friday and sleeves were rolled up as attendees at the Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Finland got down to drinking from the proverbial fire hose. Attendance has grown to around 500 as everyone attending has finally arrived and no [Read Full Story]
The Glass Performance Days Conference officially kicked off in Tampere, Finland today with industry experts from around the world gathering to discuss new ideas and challenges in the future.
The following is the latest report from the Guardian’s Earnest Thompson about his take on the first of the conference’s three days:
“Glass is too sexy to be lumped with timber,” said one speaker from deep in the heart of timber country in heavily forested Finland.
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