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WDMA: window and door shipments on rise

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA’s) “2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study” states commercial window shipments increased from last year. The report provides the data and insights needed to understand the industry’s performance, key trends, and future direction. It is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2014 and was prepared, researched, and analyzed by Hanley Wood (HW) and the Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research (VCHR).

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ASCC to hold annual conference this fall

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This fall, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) is holding its conference in Dallas. The three-day event will take place September 24 to 27; it features educational sessions and networking opportunities for concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers, and other industry professionals.

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Sustainable copper projects honored at NACIA awards

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North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) announced the winners of its annual awards, many of which were of green design. The awards recognize excellence in copper-use in building design projects across North America. Each year produces more submissions, resulting in the first-ever NACIA Awards Ceremony held last month in Atlanta, Georgia.

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CFA honors concrete projects of the year

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The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Project of the Year award. The annual competition increases the recognition of challenges faced by concrete professionals. After evaluations by both the industry and the general public during the World of Concrete conference in February, with CFA gathered recipients with the most votes to win the award.

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Architectural industry thriving, reports NCARB

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The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) says more than 37,000 candidates are seeking architectural licenses. Its new report, “NCARB by the Numbers,” reported a record-high number of 37,178 aspiring architects submitted experience hours through the Intern Development Program (IDP) or were actively testing for the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) in 2014

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