The Fredonia Group reports that global demand for doors and windows is expected to rise 7.1 percent each year and equal $223 billion through 2017. This growth will be caused by recoveries in the construction markets of many developed countries.
Total construction spending increased 0.5 percent in May to $875 billion, up 5.4 percent from May 2012, as residential and public construction growth overbalanced a decline in private nonresidential building.
With housing starts rising through 2013 and into 2014, the Engineered Wood Association predicts growth in structural panels, I-joists, glulam, and LVL.
LEED v4, the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's green building rating system, will go into effect this fall. The oft-revised and much debated version has been approved by 86 percent of the USGBC membership.
Register today for the NBMDA Annual Convention, which is jointly held with the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago. manufacturers, distributors and serv