What Does April’s Drop in Multifamily Starts Mean for Glazing Industry?
The April U.S. Census data for new residential construction are out, and both single-family and multifamily housing starts took a COVID-19-driven hit. Multifamily starts (buildings with five or more units) in particular saw a 39% decline in starts for the month on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis compared to...Read More
Deep Dive: Glass and Glazing Construction Activity in U.S. Through First Quarter of 2019
As the second quarter of 2019 approaches its midpoint, now is as good a time as any to take a look back at the first quarter of the year and see what kind of momentum (if any) has been built in U.S. glass- and glazing-related construction. Glass and glazing...Read More
Glass and Glazing Construction Was up in 2018
Spending on glass- and glazing-related construction increased in 2018, though at a moderately lower rate than overall construction, according to Key Media & Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Total construction spending increased 1.6 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate, the Census...Read More
December Employment: Glass and Glazing at a Glance
The year 2018 finished with a bang in terms of glass and glazing industry-related employment. While employment spiked in December across the U.S. economy in most major sectors, construction and manufacturing were particularly strong, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction employment increased...Read More
February Nonresidential Spending: What’s Actually Relevant to Glass and Glazing?
The February construction spending numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau came out this week, and they were pretty friendly to the architectural glass and glazing industry. Nonresidential construction as a whole increased just 0.1 percent from January and 1.3 percent from February 2017. However, a deeper look at the...Read More
Mixed Numbers for Glass-Laden Building Segments to Start 2018
Construction spending was mostly up in January from a year ago for most building segments that use large amounts of glass, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential construction saw a slight 0.1-percent decrease between December 2017 and January 2018 in...Read More