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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Installers Are Among the Hardest Hit

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, according to experts, perhaps no field should embrace the call more than construction. With 53.2 suicides per 100,000  workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the construction industry has … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Declines in 40 States as Soaring Material Costs, Supply-Chain Disruptions Impede Recovery

Construction employment in May remained below the April level in 40 states and Washington, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data. Association officials said skyrocketing materials prices and excessive delays in receiving … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Continue Historic Rebound     

Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms continues to grow at a vigorous pace, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for May rose to 58.5 compared to … Continue reading

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Associations Press for Interventions Over Lumber Prices; Concerns Over Aluminum and Steel Persist as Well

In recent years, the commercial construction industry has discussed the viability of timber curtainwall in commercial applications. In August 2020, The Facade Tectonics Institute’s (FTI) 2020 World Congress included a presentation on these systems. David Barber, principal for Arup, explained … Continue reading

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Dodge Data & Analytics Announces Merger with the Blue Book Building & Construction Network

Dodge Data & Analytics and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network today announced that they are merging their businesses. Dodge’s owner, Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused exclusively on business-to-business data, software and analytics companies, facilitated the transaction. Dodge … Continue reading

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