Construction spending in glass-laden building segments was mostly positive in August, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The office sector saw a 2-percent increase from the prior month, totaling $71.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. Office construction is up 0.6 percent from the same time last year.

The commercial category, at $85.4 billion, recorded a slight 0.2-percent decrease on a monthly basis, but is up a whopping 9.8 percent from August 2016.

Educational construction jumped 3.5 percent from the previous month to $86.5 billion, but it is down 2.9 percent from the same time a year ago. The healthcare building segment, at $40.4 billion, saw a similar monthly increase of 3.4 percent, though it also recorded a year-over-year increase of 3 percent.

Lodging was up 2.9 percent on a monthly basis to $28.5 billion, and it also increased 4.3 percent from August 2016. Spending on multifamily residential construction ticked up 0.9 percent in August and 2.3 percent from the same time last year.

Overall, nonresidential spending was up just 0.5 percent for the month and down 3.4 percent for the year, being dragged lower by the manufacturing sector and a few of the main infrastructure categories—none of which are key segments to the glass industry.

“It is encouraging that spending rebounded in August for many types of residential, private nonresidential and public projects,” Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, said in his analysis. “However, the August numbers also show that public and private nonresidential construction are continuing to slow or fall below last year’s levels. Spending patterns are likely to be uneven through next year, as previously hot categories cool off but others revive.”

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chief economist Anirban Basu added that while nonresidential construction spending expanded in August, “there is a disconnect between spending data and other data characterizing the level of activity, including backlog and employment.”

“Collectively, nonresidential construction firms continue to hire, and staffing levels are well ahead of year-ago levels. That is consistent with a busier industry,” he said. “ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator also continues to show that the average nonresidential construction firm can expect to remain busy, with a significant amount of future work already under contract. But the spending data show that the industry has actually become somewhat less busy over the past year.”