Build23 Was a Hit!

I want to congratulate our team at AWCI for putting on a dynamic event—Build23: AWCI’s Convention + Expo in Las Vegas. Along with a wealth of information gleaned from the many education seminars, the event showcased a multitude of new products that many of us will be putting into our hands at some point. […]

Get the Job Done

We have a lot going on in this issue of AWCI’s Construction Dimensions, so buckle up! I will start at the beginning.      Astute readers will notice that we have renamed the “Wachuwannano” column. Now it will be known as “Codes & Standards,” and it is written by Don Allen, AWCI’s new director […]

ABC Supply Co., Inc. Completes Acquisition of US LBM Standalone Wallboard Divisions

ABC Supply Co., Inc. has completed the acquisition of the following specialty distribution businesses from US LBM: Feldman Lumber, Richardson Gypsum, Rosen Materials, Wallboard Supply Company and Coastal Roofing Supply.      The interior product businesses of Feldman Lumber, Richardson Gypsum, Rosen Materials and Wallboard Supply Company will operate under L&W Supply, and Coastal […]

ClarkDietrich Names Brian Panuccio New Chief Commercial Officer

ClarkDietrich has named Brian Panuccio the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, a new role that will lead the sales and marketing teams as both the company and industry continue to evolve.      Panuccio started with ClarkDietrich in 2002 as a sales and marketing management trainee. Over his 20-year career, he worked his way up […]

ASTM International Announces New Online Education and Training Courses

ASTM International and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. will collaborate to create a series of online education and training in building enclosure performance test standards and methodology through live demonstration and self-directed e-learning technical content. The courses are focused primarily on testing related to structural, air, water and thermal performance, including the fundamentals of […]

ABI Slowdown Continues into February

More architecture firms reported a decline in billings in February, indicating an extension of a recent downturn in design activity according to a March 23 report from The American Institute of Architects.      The score for February fell slightly to 48.0 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings). However, inquiries […]

Nonresidential Construction Spending Continues to Increase in February

National nonresidential construction spending increased 0.4% in February, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $982.2 billion for the month.      Spending declined on a monthly basis in 9 of the 16 nonresidential subcategories. […]

Total Construction Moves Higher in February

Total construction starts rose 6% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. During the month, residential and nonresidential building starts rose 11% and 9% respectively, and nonbuilding starts declined by 5%.      For the first two months of 2023, total construction starts were 17% […]

Dodge Momentum Index Drops in March

The Dodge Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, slipped 8.6% in March to 183.7 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 201.0. In March, the commercial component of the DMI fell 6.6%, and the institutional component decreased 12.9%.      “We are predicting the Dodge Momentum Index to work its way back to […]