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  • In its 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2016 with strong gains particularly in the single-family segment, up by 10 percent. The report provides information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006... more »
  • Houzz released its 2017 Houzz & Home survey, which covers residential remodeling, building and decorating activity, which reported that first-time home buyers and Millennials are spending more than ever on home renovation projects. Survey data gathered from more than 100,000 respondents includes historical and planned spends, professional involvement, motivations and challenges behind... more »
  • The global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets. The report addresses market segments that include single, double and triple low-E glass, end use building, coating type and global region. The major growth drivers... more »
  • n-tech Research issued a report projecting that the market for smart windows materials (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD) will generate over $1.1 billion in revenues by 2022. According to the report, the market for smart windows materials will be dominated by electrochromic materials, which will account for 65 percent of the revenues generated by smart windows materials.... more »
  • Houzz Inc. released the Q1 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for a variety of building-related industry sectors. The Barometer posted high year-over-year readings in Q1 2017, exceeding scores for Q4 2016. Design-build firms and remodelers continue to project high confidence in year-over-year market gains, while architects show a renewed... more »
  • The global smart glass market is anticipated to reach $4.953 billion by 2021, according to a report by Research and Markets. The report addresses market segments that include thermochromic glass, suspended particle device glass, electrochromic glass, liquid crystal glass, and photochromics glass, among others. Categories include automotive, energy, transportation, consumer electronics and... more »
  • The global smart windows market is poised to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 20.4 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $23.5 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The report categorizes use in marine, automotive, commercial buildings, aerospace, residential buildings and other applications. The market is witnessing a rise in usage of smart... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted Dr. Jim Doti, president emeritus at Chapman University and Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics, at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb.12-15. Doti provided an economic forecast and shared some predictions specific to the housing market. The A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman... more »
  • According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the global aluminum door and window market will reach $72.1 billion by 2021. The major drivers of growth are new construction and renovation activities. Within the global aluminum door and window market, the aluminum window segment is expected to remain the largest market. Emerging trends include the introduction of impact windows and doors... more »
  • According to a report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the window and door industry, worth $82 billion in 2015, will increase to $137 billion by 2024. Demand for repair and raw materials across residential and commercial sectors will boost the industry, as will eco-friendly and recyclable products such as uPVC in new residential buildings. Spending on construction and renovation is also... more »