The HMI index gauging current sales conditions for newly built single-family homes increased two points to 73, and the component measuring traffic of prospective buyers rose two points to 50.
August 21, 2019
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
AAMA and IGMA announced unification discussions a year ago, with the goal of creating a new organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry.
August 12, 2019
The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).
Prior to accepting the nomination for vice chairman of associates, Johnson served on the FCICA board of directors for a year.
August 6, 2019
MAPEI Corp. recently announced that Jeff Johnson, business manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems (FCIS), has been elected to serve as vice chairman of associates on the executive board of the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA).
Sika expects that the expanded production capacities and new warehouse will enable it to continue to penetrate the growing construction markets in Southeast Europe.
July 25, 2019
Sika recently announced that it is expanding its production capacities in Southeast Europe by opening an additional mortar facility, as well as a warehouse for raw materials and end products, at its Simanovci site in Serbia.
Polyurethane (PU)-based joint sealants have become widely used for both new build and refurbishment projects, but their importance should never be underestimated, as they play an important role in the performance of a building throughout its lifetime.
While plasticizers serve a critical function in polysulfide sealants, regulatory concerns have made many traditional plasticizers undesirable. Formulators have new options to maximize performance in polysulfides while also replacing chemistries under pressure from regulatory restriction and consumer preferences.
When making use of liquid-applied flashing during the installation of products, both the International Residential Code and the International Building Code reference AAMA 714.
July 1, 2019
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings (e.g., fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations).