The Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) from FMI Management Consulting climbed two points in Q1 and matched the same period last year.
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This normally is good economic news for US construction, however, construction companies are facing the challenge of not having enough people to keep up with increasing backlogs, warns Phil Warner, head researcher for FMI. A downloadable version of the report is available from FMI.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Illuminating Engineering Society are considering the developing biomass requirements for inclusion in their new, co-sponsored green building standard.
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Prior to the current biomass debate, the USGBC had a years-long internal feud over the use of wood as a building material and which organizations could certify wood as “sustainable” for LEED projects.
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