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  • 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 »
  • Houzz released its 2017 State of the Industry report, which provides an overview of 2016 performance and an outlook on 2017 for residential renovation and design businesses based on data reported by more than 4,800 professionals in the Houzz community. The majority of firms anticipate revenue and profit growth in 2017, following a very strong year in 2016. Houzz also released today the Q4 2016... more »
  • Avid Ratings, in partnership with The Wisconsin Builders Association, released a market research study in Wisconsin for homeowner satisfaction and preferences. The survey measured customer satisfaction with products and services, and identified key areas impacting referrals and customer reviews. The study found that almost 50 percent of respondents believe that customer reviews are important in... more »
  • The Global Smart Glass Market is projected to reach a total market size of $4.953 billion by 2021, from $1.953 billion in 2015, at a compound annual growth rate of 16.77 percent over the forecast period, according to a report by Research and Markets. Rising global adoption of green buildings and eco-friendly technologies is the major factor in driving the demand for smart glasses, according to... more »
  • Houzz Inc. released the Q3 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. According to the survey, labor shortages continue to be a challenge, with nearly four in five remodelers and design-build firms reporting moderate to severe labor shortages of skilled trades and general laborers. Half of general contractors, remodelers... more »
  • According to Catalina Research, U.S. window and door sales remained on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2016, however, at a more moderate rate. The slowdown reflects weaker gains in housing starts and a moderation in nonresidential building construction spending. During the second quarter of 2016, dollar window and door sales are estimated to have increased by 6.5 percent, down from an 8.... more »