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Construction Lenders Look for Opportunities Beyond Multifamily Projects

Excerpt of an article from National Real Estate Investor: The construction boom is spreading to office buildings, industrial projects and even residential condominium projects as top … Continue Reading

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U.S. Architecture Billings Index Hits Highest Level Since 2007

Excerpt of an article from Reuters: The Architecture Billings Index, considered a leading indicator of U.S. non-residential construction, rose in July to a seven-year high, the … Continue Reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent … Continue Reading

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Construction Jobs Growing But Skilled Workforce Nearly Tapped Out

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: During the past year, construction firms added jobs in 39 states but the availability of skilled workers is beginning … Continue Reading

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Revealed: Top 10 Skyscrapers Under Construction in the GCC

Excerpt of an article from Gulf Business: The GCC is home to some of the highest buildings in the world, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, … Continue Reading

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Obama Moves Forward with Equal Pay Regs

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose pay data by sex, race and … Continue Reading

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Safety Cops Patrol the Office for High Heels

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Kyle Bennett and his colleagues recently filled out cards issued by their employer describing the safety risks … Continue Reading

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More than Meets the Eye: Five Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Fire-Rated Glazing Installation

by Ellen Rogers The market for fire-rated glass products has seen rapid growth in recent years. Gone are the days of wired-glass stairwells, as the … Continue Reading

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Accura Systems Celebrates 25 Years

This year marks a silver anniversary for Accura Systems Inc. The company was founded in March 1989 and has grown from two employees to more … Continue Reading

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Metropolitan Glass Inc. Still Strong After 50 Years

What began as a trickle 50 years ago has cascaded into something considerably bigger at Metropolitan Glass Inc. (MGI). From its humble beginnings of just … Continue Reading

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