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NAHB: Remodeling Market Index Holds Steady in Second Quarter
WASHINGTON, July 21 - The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 53 in the second quarter of 2016. Although it slipped one point from the previous quarter, it is still the 13th consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.
Architectural Billings Index Remains on Solid Footing
Washington, DC – July 20, 2016 – Buoyed by increasing levels of demand across all project types, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 52.6, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings)
NAHB: Housing Starts Rise 4.8% in June
Housing Starts Rise 4.8 Percent in June WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Nationwide housing starts rose 4.8 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance increased 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.15 million.
Gypsum Association Now ICC Preferred Provider
HYATTSVILLE, MD –July 19, 2016, The Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to announce that it has been designated a Preferred Provider under the International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider Program (PPP). The GA already is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) Provider.
Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July
Source: NAHB Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July fell one point to 59 from a June reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain Corporate Headquarters Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Green Building Certification
ALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The North American Corporate Headquarters of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, announced today that it has received LEED Platinum certification for both commercial interiors and core and shell, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The headquarters’ sustainable design places equal value on environmental sustainability, employee wellbeing and comfort. In doing so, the building is now a dynamic showcase for Saint-Gobain and its largest construction brand CertainTeed Corporation.
USG Commits Wallboard Products To Architecture 2030 Challenge
Chicago, IL (April 11, 2016) – USG Corporation, a leading building products company, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products for USG’s wallboard portfolio. Architecture 2030 is a non-profit organization whose mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate and energy crises. USG Corporation is the first manufacturer to join the 2030 Challenge for Products for wallboard products.
KKR Agrees to Buy Epicor
Acquisition Provides Confirmation of Strong Growth Opportunities for Epicor Given Its Market-Leading Industry Solutions, Global Expansion, and Cloud Readiness Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the global investment firm KKR from funds advised by Apax Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Superior Plus Sells Construction Products Distribution Division
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 5, 2016) - Superior Plus Corp. ("Superior") (SPB.TO) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Construction Products Distribution business ("CPD") for total cash consideration of US$325 million (approximately Cdn. $420 million) to Foundation Building Materials, LLC (the "Transaction"). The Transaction is subject to customary purchase price adjustments, closing conditions and the receipt of required regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2016. For further information regarding all terms and conditions contained in the definitive agreement, please see Superior's material change report, which will be filed in connection with this Transaction.
Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in May
NEW YORK, NY – June 24, 2016 – The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4% in May to 119.4 from its revised April reading of 116.6 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.