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SOLARBAN® 67 SOLEXIA® Glass Maximizes Daylight for a Southern California Higher Education Mixed Use Facility

SOLARBAN® 67 SOLEXIA® Glass Maximizes Daylight for a Southern California Higher Education Mixed Use Facility

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

Striking the ideal balance between maximized daylighting and controlled heat gain, Mithun architects selected Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass for the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion for the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) living-learning community.

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Architecture Billings Index moderates slightly, remains strong

Architecture Billings Index moderates slightly, remains strong

Posted: May 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

For the fifteenth consecutive month architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in April, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Home Builders Warn of Significant Affordability Declines

Home Builders Warn of Significant Affordability Declines

Posted: May 13, 2022 | Tradewinds

Housing affordability posted a modest gain for average conditions in the first quarter of 2022 as a strong jump in national median income helped to offset a gradual rise in interest rates. However, home builders warn of current deteriorating conditions as a sharp jump in mortgage rates in March and April coupled with ongoing building material supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and high inflation drive up housing costs. 

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Doors for Senior Living Facilities

Doors for Senior Living Facilities

Posted: May 13, 2022 | Tradewinds

For millions of senior citizens across the nation, nursing homes and assisted living facilities aren’t just buildings - they’re homes. Residents need and want their homes to be safe, comfortable, and accessible. Durable, reliable automatic and manual doors from Advanced Door Service (a Horton Automatics company) can increase mobility and independence for residents; maintain a high level of security for visitors; reduce health risks; keep staff and employees operating efficiently and effectively; and decrease energy costs.

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Nonresidential Construction Input Prices Soar 21 Percent From April 2021 To Last Month; Association Urges Relief From Tariffs, Buy-America Rules

Nonresidential Construction Input Prices Soar 21 Percent From April 2021 To Last Month; Association Urges Relief From Tariffs, Buy-America Rules

Posted: May 13, 2022 | Tradewinds

Prices of materials and services used in new nonresidential construction leaped nearly 21 percent in April from year-ago levels, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. The association urged the Biden administration to provide relief to hard-hit employers by ending tariffs on key construction materials and reconsidering its recently proposed Buy America regulations that will make it harder for firms to find and pay for key construction materials.

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