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ABI Increases in May after Dip in April






The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) was back up in May after its second monthly drop of the year. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), May’s ABI score was 51.9, up from 48.8 in April. The ABI reflects the … Continue reading




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April ABI Shows Sharp Decline






The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator of construction activity, dropped in April for the second month this year. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from March’s mark of 51.7. … Continue reading




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Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

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In this month’s newscast from the AIA National Convention we’re taking a close look at products like fire-rated glass, as well as components that go into the completed system. We also talked to exhibitors and attendees to learn just how … Continue reading




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A Sense of Engagement: Architects Discuss School Design






Inside the halls of what will become the new Sandy Hook Elementary School two stories of glass will help provide students and faculty a connection to the outdoors and to nature. No one expected that much glass, according to Julia … Continue reading




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AIA Show Hits Glass and Glazing Industry’s Hot Topics






The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 wrapped up Saturday afternoon in Atlanta after three days sporting a busy show floor. The glass and glazing industry maintained a strong presence throughout the event, as exhibitors ranged from glass and … Continue reading




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AIA Products Feature Form and Function

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Exhibitors at this year’s American Institute of Architects’ National Convention are featuring a wide range of glazing products. Today we’re taking a look at how glass can meet multiple performance and aesthetic demand. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading




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AIA Exhibitors Showcase Glass Innovations

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Architects visiting this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention have found plenty of options when it comes to glass. Exhibitors are featuring solutions that can help create an attractive, high-performance façade. YKK AP also debuted its fourth video. … Continue reading




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AIA 2015 National Convention Opens Today

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Every year glass industry companies take to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention with some of their latest new products. This year will be no exception, and USGlass magazine will once again bring you a look at some of these developments. Continue reading




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Architecture Billings Index Accelerates in March






For the second consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicated a modest increase in design activity in March. The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects … Continue reading




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ABI Regains Traction after Temporary Dip






The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) got back on track in February, showing a nominal increase in design activity at 50.4. The month before, the ABI saw its first negative score in 10 months at 49.9, though the index has now … Continue reading




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