Gypsum technical documents revised and rereleased

The Gypsum Association (GA) updated two technical documents to better reflect current best practices. 
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The Gypsum Association (GA) recently updated two technical documents to address joint treatment in severe weather and application of gypsum sheathing. GA-236, Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions, and GA-253, Application of Gypsum Sheathing, were revised to ensure recommendations reflect current best practices.

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U.S. leads industrial construction in the Americas

Both the United States and Brazil lead in industrial construction project value in the Americas, according to a Timetric report. 
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A report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) found the total value of industrial construction in the Americas stands at $542.6 billion, with the United States accounting for $297 billion. The United States is ahead in most categories apart from metal and material processing and production plants.

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Dodge Momentum Index experiences increase in April

A slight increase in the Dodge Momentum Index in April was brought on by increased planning in the commercial and institutional sectors. 
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The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6 percent from its revised reading in March to 116.5 in April. The index is a monthly measure of the first or initial report for non-residential projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for non-residential buildings by one year.

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