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September Architectural Billings Continue to Increase

The September Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased one point from August to 56.6 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts fell 1.9 points from August to 54.7. August billings were in positive territory across all geographic regions but

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U.S. Home Sales Up in September

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000, up 14% from August but down 17.6% from the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of September was 379,000, representing a 5.7-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Canadian Housing Starts Trend Lower in September

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in September was 251,151 units, down 4.4 % from August. The SAAR of urban starts fell 4.5% from August to 223,055. Multiple urban starts declined 4% to 165,861 and single-family levels dropped 5.9% from August to 57,194. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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August Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in August fell 2.7% from July to $1.2 billion (CAD) but increased 14.6% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales increased 2.8% from July to $3.8 billion but were 0.2% lower than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales rose 2.1% to $57.2 billion from July and

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CPA Virtual Fall Meeting General Session Held October 19

CPA hosted a virtual General Session of the Fall Meeting on October 19th, a peer-led panel titled “Navigating Business Beyond a Pandemic from the CPA Member Perspective.” The panel included Erik Christensen, Swiss Krono; Bernhard Ebner, Egger; Tammy Polovic, Omnova Solutions; and Elliott Savage, Seemac. CPA Vice Chairman, Steve Carroll of Arauco moderated this session

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September Architectural Billings Continue to Increase

The September Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased one point from August to 56.6 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts fell 1.9 points from August to 54.7. August billings were in positive territory across all geographic regions but

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U.S. Home Sales Up in September

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000, up 14% from August but down 17.6% from the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of September was 379,000, representing a 5.7-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Canadian Housing Starts Trend Lower in September

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in September was 251,151 units, down 4.4 % from August. The SAAR of urban starts fell 4.5% from August to 223,055. Multiple urban starts declined 4% to 165,861 and single-family levels dropped 5.9% from August to 57,194. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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August Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in August fell 2.7% from July to $1.2 billion (CAD) but increased 14.6% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales increased 2.8% from July to $3.8 billion but were 0.2% lower than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales rose 2.1% to $57.2 billion from July and

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CPA Virtual Fall Meeting General Session Held October 19

CPA hosted a virtual General Session of the Fall Meeting on October 19th, a peer-led panel titled “Navigating Business Beyond a Pandemic from the CPA Member Perspective.” The panel included Erik Christensen, Swiss Krono; Bernhard Ebner, Egger; Tammy Polovic, Omnova Solutions; and Elliott Savage, Seemac. CPA Vice Chairman, Steve Carroll of Arauco moderated this session

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