Report from the International Builders Show: Plastic continues to edge out slate, wood
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Roofing shingles, siding, decking and railing molded from virgin plastics, a combination of virgin and recycled plastics, and plastics and natural fillers are all popular options in the building and construction world. For example, InSpire Roofing Products, a Tapco Group company, introduced its next-generation premium roofing products that combine the natural beauty found in slate along with what it calls the most technologically advanced methods and materials. More
FENCETECH/DECKTECH'11 — Coming to Las Vegas in February
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The world's largest fence, security, deck and railing trade exhibition is back where the action is – Las Vegas – Feb. 8-10. By combining industry experts, powerful educational sessions, cutting-edge installation techniques and the latest materials and products, FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11 is positioned to be the industry's gateway to success for 2011. More than 4,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors are expected to gather at Mandalay Bay for this long-established trade show presented by the American Fence Association (AFA). More
Extremely cautious optimism pervades IBS
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Having been beaten down by economic forces for several years, it would be hard for builders to be very optimistic about their prospects for 2011. In fact, most aren't. The latest reading for builder confidence compiled by the NAHB is very low, 16 on a scale of 1 to 100. The International Builders' Show, held recently in Orlando, provides an annual opportunity to gauge the attitude of the home building industry, to determine whether attendees think the housing market is finally ready to pick itself up off the ground and begin its inevitable upward march. More
Pressures on contractors intensify as materials prices jump 0.9 percent in December while bids stay flat
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Construction firms faced increasing pressure in December as nearly every material used by contractors rose in price, while bid prices for new buildings remained flat, according to an analysis of December producer price index figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the price squeeze on contractors is likely to intensify in 2011 as global demand for construction materials grows and domestic demand for construction services remains weak. More
The 5 states where housing will recover first
Housing will rebound moderately in 2011, economists at the International Building Show predicted and should gain even more steam in 2012. But the recovery in home building and home sales will vary widely from one part of the country to another, with the states that had the most success during the boom times of the last decade being the last to come back from their historic bust, according to an analysis from the Portland Cement Association. More
Peninsula Publishing ranks Trex tops in brand preference survey
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Trex Company, a manufacturer of wood alternative decking and railing, recently earned a first-place ranking in Peninsula Publishing's 2010 Brand Preference Survey. In a release, the Company noted Trex was honored as the most recognized brand name in the Decking category. More
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