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Canadian Building Permits Up in August

Canadian building permits in August increased 1.7% from July to $8.1 billion (CAD), but were down 11.2% from the year-ago period.  August residential authorizations grew 7.1% from the prior month to $5.58 billion, but decreased 3.6% from August 2019.  Single-family totals reached $2.49 billion, up 9.9% from July and rising 3.8% from the prior year. 

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Mexico Manufacturing Continues to Strengthen in September

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in September was 42.1, a six-month high and an increase of 0.8 points from August. Conditions, while strengthening for the last five months, were still softer than the pre-COVID period. Softer conditions were attributed to a seven-month decline in new work due to clients only purchasing

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EPA Public Workshop on Laminated Products Held Last Week

On September 8, EPA hosted a virtual workshop to address guidance the agency is preparing for manufacturers of laminated products.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by a fabricator as a component part used in the construction

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Sherwin Williams Announces 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams recently announced its 2021 Color of the Year will be “Urbane Bronze.”  The paint manufacturer said the dark-brown color is grounded, meditative and serene. The color choice is representative of Sherwin Williams’ belief that designers will continue to use rich, bold colors in 2021, though the color choice is also seen as a way

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Architectural Billings Unchanged in August

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in August was unchanged for the third straight month at 40.0, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts improved for the first time since February, rising 4.3 points in August to 46.0. August billings stabilized across all regions, except for the Northeast

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Canadian Construction Investment Rise in July

Total investment in Canadian building construction in July was $15.1 billion (CAD), rising 1.8% from June. Residential construction increased 4.9% from June to $9.9 billion, and non-residential totals were 3.7% lower in July at $5.3 billion. Single-family spending gained 7.5% to $5.1 billion in July and multi-unit dwellings grew 2.4% to $4.8 billion compared to

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Canadian Building Permits Up in August

Canadian building permits in August increased 1.7% from July to $8.1 billion (CAD), but were down 11.2% from the year-ago period.  August residential authorizations grew 7.1% from the prior month to $5.58 billion, but decreased 3.6% from August 2019.  Single-family totals reached $2.49 billion, up 9.9% from July and rising 3.8% from the prior year. 

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Mexico Manufacturing Continues to Strengthen in September

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in September was 42.1, a six-month high and an increase of 0.8 points from August. Conditions, while strengthening for the last five months, were still softer than the pre-COVID period. Softer conditions were attributed to a seven-month decline in new work due to clients only purchasing

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EPA Public Workshop on Laminated Products Held Last Week

On September 8, EPA hosted a virtual workshop to address guidance the agency is preparing for manufacturers of laminated products.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by a fabricator as a component part used in the construction

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Sherwin Williams Announces 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams recently announced its 2021 Color of the Year will be “Urbane Bronze.”  The paint manufacturer said the dark-brown color is grounded, meditative and serene. The color choice is representative of Sherwin Williams’ belief that designers will continue to use rich, bold colors in 2021, though the color choice is also seen as a way

Read More »

Architectural Billings Unchanged in August

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in August was unchanged for the third straight month at 40.0, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts improved for the first time since February, rising 4.3 points in August to 46.0. August billings stabilized across all regions, except for the Northeast

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Canadian Construction Investment Rise in July

Total investment in Canadian building construction in July was $15.1 billion (CAD), rising 1.8% from June. Residential construction increased 4.9% from June to $9.9 billion, and non-residential totals were 3.7% lower in July at $5.3 billion. Single-family spending gained 7.5% to $5.1 billion in July and multi-unit dwellings grew 2.4% to $4.8 billion compared to

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