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Solarban 70XL Glass with Walker Textures Acid-Etching Adorns Oregon Zoo Education Center

Posted: November 8, 2018 | Tradewinds

Glass with bird-friendly pattern, solar control capabilities help land top building award.

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Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter

Posted: November 8, 2018 | Tradewinds

A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).

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Changing The Way You View Glass Overhead Sectional Doors

Posted: November 7, 2018 | Tradewinds

The attractive new AlumaView® AV300 aluminum doors maximize glass area and completely conceal the reinforcing struts for better aesthetics inside and out.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in September

Posted: November 5, 2018 | Tradewinds

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 2.6% in September to 159.5 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 163.7. Both components of the Momentum Index were lower in September; the commercial component fell 4.3%, while the institutional component lost 0.1%. The Momentum Index has now fallen for two consecutive months; however, due to a very strong reading in July it increased 0.8% from the second quarter to the third quarter. The Momentum Index may seem to have lost some impetus, but this can be attributed to outsized gains in the late spring and summer.  In fact, the Momentum Index is now returning to a more sustainable level of activity given the overall age of the current construction cycle.

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Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October and 330,000 for the Year; Hourly Pay Jumps 3.9 Percent and Industry Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6 Percent

Posted: November 2, 2018 | Tradewinds

Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry's average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low. Despite the steep gains in employment and pay, a recent survey by the association finds contractors continue to struggle to find qualified workers.

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