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181 Fremont Tower, with Vitro Glass, named San Francisco’s top building of decade

181 Fremont Tower, with Vitro Glass, named San Francisco’s top building of decade

Posted: January 31, 2020 | Tradewinds

181 Fremont, a 57-story office and condominium tower sheathed in Solarban® 70 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass, was named San Francisco’s top building of the decade by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Single-Family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020

Single-Family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Tradewinds

Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

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Vitro Architectural Glass publishes new glass catalog

Vitro Architectural Glass publishes new glass catalog

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it has published its largest-ever and most comprehensive glass catalog. The 40-page booklet was designed and written with input from a panel of architects who suggested enhancements.

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Architecture Billings Index Ends Year on Positive Note

Architecture Billings Index Ends Year on Positive Note

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Tradewinds

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 52.5 for December reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). During December, both the new project inquiries and design contracts scores were positive, posting scores of 58.7 and 53.4 respectively. 

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Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Tradewinds

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Confidence Index released today. Sales and profit margin expectations reached their highest levels since May 2019, while staffing expectations reached their highest level since April 2019.

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