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Coronavirus Likely to Add Momentum to Increased Home Building in Smaller Markets

June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hasten a housing trend already taking place across the nation--residential construction activity that is expanding at a more rapid rate in lower density markets such as smaller cities and rural areas.

FGIA Releases 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

June 2, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released the “FGIA 2019/2020 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights.” This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and nonresidential market trends and product relationships for both residential and nonresidential fenestration products.

Housing Industry Poised to Lead Nation's Economic Recovery

June 1, 2020

Recent housing data indicate the important role the residential construction industry will play in leading the U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Association of Home Builders. 

James Whitehouse joins Soft Tech

May 27, 2020

Soft Tech hired James Whitehouse as program manager to the implementation team. Whitehouse brings with him years of leadership experience in the industrial, energy and construction industries across the U.K. and the U.S., according to the company.

How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 2, Safe Factory Solutions

May 27, 2020

Manufacturers can institute measures to contain the coronavirus by identifying individuals who might be infected; prevent spread by instituting social distancing and other safety policies, and cleaning work areas; and comply with privacy protections to protect employee identities.

How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 2, Safe Factory Solutions

OSHA Releases Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a memorandum providing interim guidance for enforcing the requirements of recording cases of COVID-19, which went into effect on May 26.

DOL and IRS Extend Timeframes for Some Employee Benefit Plans

May 27, 2020

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have extended timeframes for some group health plans, according to a joint notice.

Houzz: Major Home Improvement Projects Continue During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 27, 2020

More than half of homeowners, 52 percent, who were in the midst of a home renovation or design project when the coronavirus pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020, were able to continue with their renovations, according to a report from Houzz.

Click Materials, Cardinal Glass Partner on Residential Smart Window Technology

May 26, 2020

Click Materials (Click), maker of a next-generation electrochromic glass technology, formed a development partnership with Cardinal Glass Industries for Click's smart window solution.

Home Construction Declines in April

May 26, 2020

In a sign of the growing economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic, total housing starts decreased 30.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.