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Metal roof adds to the home-like feel of library that doubles in size

Metal roof adds to the home-like feel of library that doubles in size

Posted: November 13, 2020 | Tradewinds

When undertaking the renovation and expansion of the busiest library in the state of Georgia – while it remains open – meticulous planning is required. This was just one of the challenges designers and contractors faced with the redesign of the Sharon Forks Library in Cumming, Ga. The effort nearly doubled the library’s size, giving it some much needed room to grow, while requiring its closure for only six to eight weeks during the yearlong construction process. The finished project maintains a residential feel, with a gabled and dormered metal roof that reflects traditional Southern style.

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Vitro Glass celebrates 10 years of acclaimed industry newsletter

Posted: November 6, 2020 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is celebrating ten years of its acclaimed Glass Insider newsletter program. To mark the occasion, Vitro published an infographic that reviews interesting Glass Insider statistics and milestones. The infographic is available in the Vitro Glass Education Center.

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Lack of Inventory, Higher Prices Push Housing Affordability Near Two-Year Low

Lack of Inventory, Higher Prices Push Housing Affordability Near Two-Year Low

Posted: November 6, 2020 | Tradewinds

Record-low mortgage rates were not enough to offset inventory shortages and rising home prices as housing affordability continued to decline in the third quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released November 5th.

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Drop in Nonresidential Construction Offsets Most Residential Spending Gains as Growing Number of Contractors Report Cancelled Projects

Drop in Nonresidential Construction Offsets Most Residential Spending Gains as Growing Number of Contractors Report Cancelled Projects

Posted: November 6, 2020 | Tradewinds

Association Officials Warn that Demand for Nonresidential Construction Will Slide Further without New Federal Relief Measures, Citing New Data Showing Most Contractors Had Projects Delayed or Cancelled

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in October, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in October, Says ABC

Posted: November 6, 2020 | Tradewinds

The construction industry added 84,000 net new jobs in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the last six months, the industry has added 789,000 jobs, recovering 73% of the jobs lost during earlier stages of the pandemic.

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