If there is any good news this quarter for the glass curtain-wall and window-wall sector, it is only that things probably can’t get much worse. That’s what glazing contractors, owners and architects are saying this spring as prices for glass-wall systems continue to tank. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics. Producer price index. Related Links: Economics: Despite Upturn in Steel, Lumber and Energy Prices Deflation Sweeps Cost Index Board Markets: Survey Shows Contractor Confidence Slowly Rising Homebuilding: Lumber, Wallboard Prices Perk up With Modest Rebound Executive Pay: Key Players Dodge Salary and Bonus Squeeze Methodolgy: What is Driving Costs ENR's Complete
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.