News

Architectural Billings Improve in September

After three straight months of unchanged billings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in September increased 7 points to 47.0, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts rose 2.9 points from August to 48.9. While September billings increased in all regions, these levels remained below positive territory in

Read More »

U.S. Builder Confidence Reaches All Time High in October

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in October rose 2 points from September to 85 points, another record high for the 35-year history of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions climbed 2 points to 90 and the measurement of sales expectations in

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Up in September

U.S. housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million, up 1.9% from the revised August estimate and 11.1% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 8.5% from August to 1.12 million. U.S. building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55

Read More »

EPA PCWP RTR Challenged

The Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution, Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and Sierra Club filed on October 13, 2020 two petitions regarding the Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products Risk and Technology Review (PCWP RTR) that was issued earlier this summer – a Petition for Reconsideration and a Petition for Review. In the Reconsideration, the

Read More »

From the President’s Desk

Fall is in full swing with Halloween just around the corner.  The past month has been busy at CPA.  The association hosted a series of virtual Fall Meeting General Sessions, with content available to all members of the association in lieu of our regular in-person meetings.  Attendance for these events was outstanding and we appreciate

Read More »

Architectural Billings Improve in September

After three straight months of unchanged billings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in September increased 7 points to 47.0, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. Design contracts rose 2.9 points from August to 48.9. While September billings increased in all regions, these levels remained below positive territory in

Read More »

U.S. Builder Confidence Reaches All Time High in October

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in October rose 2 points from September to 85 points, another record high for the 35-year history of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions climbed 2 points to 90 and the measurement of sales expectations in

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Up in September

U.S. housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million, up 1.9% from the revised August estimate and 11.1% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 8.5% from August to 1.12 million. U.S. building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55

Read More »

EPA PCWP RTR Challenged

The Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution, Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and Sierra Club filed on October 13, 2020 two petitions regarding the Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products Risk and Technology Review (PCWP RTR) that was issued earlier this summer – a Petition for Reconsideration and a Petition for Review. In the Reconsideration, the

Read More »

From the President’s Desk

Fall is in full swing with Halloween just around the corner.  The past month has been busy at CPA.  The association hosted a series of virtual Fall Meeting General Sessions, with content available to all members of the association in lieu of our regular in-person meetings.  Attendance for these events was outstanding and we appreciate

Read More »
Scroll to Top