My new podcast is up, and I speak with Ashley Klein of AK Glazing as well as Evan Afenir of Double Play Glass, two glass industry up-and-comers that are the future of our space. We talked about how they're navigating this current market and more.
Technology has provided countless benefits, but concerns about its impact on our health are growing. Oversaturation can lead to stress and an inability to unplug, which is unhelpful for work and for life.
Entrances are increasingly being asked to defend against several life safety threats, especially in schools. When selecting systems, multifunctional systems can help to balance functionality and aesthetics while protecting occupants.
It's a big week in the forecasting side of things with the latest Architectural Billings Index (ABI) and the release of the mid-year AIA Consensus Forecast. First on the ABI, things held in the positive territory, barely, but still, we’ll take it versus it being negative. Good news also in that design contracts ticked up and design inquiries held strong. So we have some decent metrics in front of us there.
Last week I talked about the glimmering hope on the return to office area and the positivity there and I noted I’d have more on that this week. For that it was an article in Wall Street Journal that talked about the effect that the lack of return to office is having on so many people, including our space. The article gave some good data on the trends and forecasting via Dodge which gave some upbeat answers to this on-going issue.