Trends & analysis: Institutional projects offer greatest opportunity for glaziers
Despite a 7 percent decline in U.S. construction starts for institutional buildings in 2010, this segment accounted for 51 percent of projects among the Top 50 Glaziers last year, according to the Glass Magazine annual survey. Commercial buildings followed closely behind at 37 percent, despite construction starts for that segment falling 17 percent in 2010, according to McGraw Hill Construction, www.construction.com.
New builds continued to outpace retrofit projects in 2010, with the Top 50 Glaziers reporting 81 percent of projects were new construction last year.
To see the project breakdown for each company, visit www.GlassMagazine.com to purchase the "2011 Top 50 Glaziers Complete Report." The report also includes exact sales figures for 2008-2010, personnel information, and a chart detailing the amount of glass the Top 50 Glaziers and additional companies purchased in 2010, broken down by square footage or dollar value. An additional chart includes data on how these companies used the glass they purchased in 2010, broken down by product category: curtain wall, storefront, site-fabricated windows, shop-fabricated windows, roof glazing or skylights, and interior applications. Company information―including addresses and phone numbers for headquarters, additional locations and company contacts―is also included.