World Green Building Trends’ survey results are encouraging

The findings from the preeminent study on green buildings have been released and the results are both surprising and encouraging. Forty-seven percent of those participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect to do the majority of their projects (more than 60%) green by 2021. Published today by Dodge Data & Analytics, the new industry report indicates that the international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green building activity is poised to grow – to even double in some regions.

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October Construction Starts Rebound

New construction starts in October climbed 21% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $864.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  The substantial increase followed three straight months of decline, during which the pace of total construction starts fell 22% from the exceptionally strong volume reported back in June. 

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Dodge Data & Analytics Acquires Public-Sector Project Research Firm Integrated Marketing Systems (IMS)

As a Dodge Data & Analytics company, IMS will benefit from Dodge’s market and project intelligence and corresponding insights. Through the acquisition, the A/E/C community gains access to early stage professional service projects in addition to Dodge’s Sweets, the world’s largest online building product database with over 100,000 product listings, allowing users to add product details directly to the projects they are working on.

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New Construction Starts Forecast to Hold Steady in 2019

Dodge Data & Analytics October 25, released its 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2019 will be $808 billion, staying essentially even with the $807 billion estimated for 2018. 

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Construction Industry’s 2019 Economic Forecast to Debut at Dodge Data & Analytics 80th Annual Outlook Executive Conference

Dodge Data & Analytics will hold its 80th annual Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference October 24-25, 2018 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual Dodge Outlook Conference is the cornerstone event for building product manufacturers, construction service providers, contractors, engineers, industry associations, and other professionals serving the construction industry to gain critical insights into the economic forecast for the North American construction industry.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

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