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U.S. Architectural Billings in August

The August Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 1 point from July to 55.6 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts fell 1.4 points from July to 56.6. August billings were in positive territory across all geographic regions but

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Canadian Housing Starts Trend Lower in August

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in August was 260,239 units, down 3.9% from July. The SAAR of urban starts fell 4.7% from July to 235,782. Multiple urban starts declined 5.7% to 173,120 and single-family levels dropped 2.0% from July to 62,662. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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July Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in July rose 3.2% from June to $1.2 billion (CAD) and increased 9.8% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 7.3% from June to $3.6 billion but were 3.0% higher than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales dipped 0.6% to $55.8 billion from June but

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August Safety Report Now Available

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Members Encouraged to Express Concerns about Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Congress is considering two separate spending bills that could impact the composite panel industry.  The first is a $1.1 trillion bi-partisan bill that would fund investments in American infrastructure, including roads, bridges and dams.  It would be funded primarily through user fees and other pre-existing funding mechanisms. The second bill targets investments in “social infrastructure,”

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in August

U.S. housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million, increasing 3.9% above the revised July estimate and 17.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 2.8% from July to 1.08 million. U.S. building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.73

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U.S. Architectural Billings in August

The August Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 1 point from July to 55.6 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts fell 1.4 points from July to 56.6. August billings were in positive territory across all geographic regions but

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Canadian Housing Starts Trend Lower in August

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in August was 260,239 units, down 3.9% from July. The SAAR of urban starts fell 4.7% from July to 235,782. Multiple urban starts declined 5.7% to 173,120 and single-family levels dropped 2.0% from July to 62,662. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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July Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in July rose 3.2% from June to $1.2 billion (CAD) and increased 9.8% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 7.3% from June to $3.6 billion but were 3.0% higher than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales dipped 0.6% to $55.8 billion from June but

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August Safety Report Now Available

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Members Encouraged to Express Concerns about Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Congress is considering two separate spending bills that could impact the composite panel industry.  The first is a $1.1 trillion bi-partisan bill that would fund investments in American infrastructure, including roads, bridges and dams.  It would be funded primarily through user fees and other pre-existing funding mechanisms. The second bill targets investments in “social infrastructure,”

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in August

U.S. housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million, increasing 3.9% above the revised July estimate and 17.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 2.8% from July to 1.08 million. U.S. building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.73

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