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September TFL Shipments Report Available

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September Safety Report Now Available

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October U.S. Builder Confidence Falls to 10-Year Low

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in October diminished for the tenth consecutive month, decreasing eight points from September to 38, the lowest reading since August 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions shrunk nine points to 45, and the

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U.S. Housing Starts Decrease in September

U.S. housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.439 million, dropping 8.1% from the revised August figure and 7.7% lower than the comparable month last year. Single-family starts declined 4.7% from August to 892,000. U.S. building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.564 million, increasing

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September U.S. Hotel Construction Falls

U.S. hotel construction at the end of September was down 8.9% to 156,861 rooms compared to the same month in 2021, with New York, Nashville and Phoenix leading the current supply. Rooms in “final planning” dropped 15.5% to 173,932, but “in planning” projects grew 7% over September 2021 to 282,225. See STR

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Architectural Billings Weaken in September

The September Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped 1.6 points to 51.7, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score above 50 indicates growth in billings. Design contracts decreased from 52.3 in August to 50.7. September billings were in positive territory for all geographic regions, with the Northeast leading

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September Canadian Housing Starts Moving-Average Up

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in September was 299,589 units, 10.8% higher than in August. The SAAR of urban starts rose 12.1% from August to 276,142. Multiple urban starts increased 16.1% to 216,549, with single-family urban levels dipping 0.3% in September to 59,593. The trend in housing starts

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Canadian Construction Investment Improves Slightly in August

Canadian building construction investment in August was up 0.4% from July to $21.1 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending rose by 0.5% to $15.7 billion from July, while non-residential totals were 0.2% lower in August at $5.3 billion. Seasonally adjusted single-family construction spending grew 0.6% from July to $8.6 billion, and multi-unit levels increased 0.5% to

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NKBA’s 2023 Design Trends Report Released

National Kitchen and Bath Association published its annual Design Trends report after compiling responses from over 600 kitchen and bath industry members. The 2023 report revealed several trends on the rise, including bold design statements (color, materials and accents) and 40% of respondents reported larger projects in 2022 to accommodate more storage in kitchens and

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CPA Submits Letter on Canadian Environmental Protection Act Amendment

On October 12, CPA submitted a letter to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change supporting a proposed amendment to Senate bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. The amendment would require the government to evaluate existing measures and recommend new ones to ensure that manufactured goods entering Canada meet the same

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September TFL Shipments Report Available

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September Safety Report Now Available

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October U.S. Builder Confidence Falls to 10-Year Low

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in October diminished for the tenth consecutive month, decreasing eight points from September to 38, the lowest reading since August 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component gauging current sales conditions shrunk nine points to 45, and the

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U.S. Housing Starts Decrease in September

U.S. housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.439 million, dropping 8.1% from the revised August figure and 7.7% lower than the comparable month last year. Single-family starts declined 4.7% from August to 892,000. U.S. building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.564 million, increasing

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September U.S. Hotel Construction Falls

U.S. hotel construction at the end of September was down 8.9% to 156,861 rooms compared to the same month in 2021, with New York, Nashville and Phoenix leading the current supply. Rooms in “final planning” dropped 15.5% to 173,932, but “in planning” projects grew 7% over September 2021 to 282,225. See STR

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Architectural Billings Weaken in September

The September Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped 1.6 points to 51.7, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score above 50 indicates growth in billings. Design contracts decreased from 52.3 in August to 50.7. September billings were in positive territory for all geographic regions, with the Northeast leading

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September Canadian Housing Starts Moving-Average Up

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in September was 299,589 units, 10.8% higher than in August. The SAAR of urban starts rose 12.1% from August to 276,142. Multiple urban starts increased 16.1% to 216,549, with single-family urban levels dipping 0.3% in September to 59,593. The trend in housing starts

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Canadian Construction Investment Improves Slightly in August

Canadian building construction investment in August was up 0.4% from July to $21.1 billion (CAD). Residential construction spending rose by 0.5% to $15.7 billion from July, while non-residential totals were 0.2% lower in August at $5.3 billion. Seasonally adjusted single-family construction spending grew 0.6% from July to $8.6 billion, and multi-unit levels increased 0.5% to

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NKBA’s 2023 Design Trends Report Released

National Kitchen and Bath Association published its annual Design Trends report after compiling responses from over 600 kitchen and bath industry members. The 2023 report revealed several trends on the rise, including bold design statements (color, materials and accents) and 40% of respondents reported larger projects in 2022 to accommodate more storage in kitchens and

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CPA Submits Letter on Canadian Environmental Protection Act Amendment

On October 12, CPA submitted a letter to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change supporting a proposed amendment to Senate bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. The amendment would require the government to evaluate existing measures and recommend new ones to ensure that manufactured goods entering Canada meet the same

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