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PPI Report Shows 0.7-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in August

Flat glass prices increased in August, regaining the upward trend they’ve seen for much of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report … Continue Reading

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1800 K to be Overhauled, New Glass Facade Planned

Excerpt of an article from Real Estate Inc.: The Class A office building at 1800 K St. NW is going for the trophy. CBRE, which … Continue Reading

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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational … Continue Reading

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Women Work Way into Building

Excerpt of an article from The Columbian: Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than … Continue Reading

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SoftBank to Sell Robot in U.S. Stores Within 12 Months

Excerpt of an article from Bloomberg: Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint Corp. stores in the U.S. by next … Continue Reading

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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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