Volume 3, Issue Number 6 September  25, 2007

Construction Starts Steady Through August

Reed Construction Data (RCD) announced today (Sept. 19) that the year-to-date value of construction starts through August 2007, excluding residential contracts, totaled $208.243 billion, 18.6% higher than in 2006 and approximately the same as in July. August was the first starts report that included a full month of the negative spillover impact from the collapse of the residential subprime mortgage market.

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Federal Funding Awarded To Test Antimicrobial Properties Of Copper Metal

U.S. Dept. of Defense Interested in Copper’s Ability to Reduce Threat of Hospital Infections and Improve Indoor Air Quality

NEW YORK — Congressionally appropriated funds to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of copper, brass and bronze have been awarded to the Copper Development Association, announced CDA President Andrew G. Kireta Sr.

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BOMA Announces Energy Savings Plan for Existing Buildings

At its annual conference in New York in July 2007, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) announced a seven-point energy savings challenge for its more than 16,500 members. The challenge calls for BOMA members to decrease energy consumption in existing buildings by 30% across their portfolios by 2012 and benchmark every building's energy performance and water usage at least once a year using the Energy Star benchmarking tool.

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Hurry! Free Work Apron Offer From DuroDyne Ends Sept. 30th

Click link above for information about free apron offer from DuroDyne or visit www.durodyne.com or e-mail:durodyne@durodyne.com HURRY! OFFER ENDS SEPT. 30.

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Visit QuickPen at the SMACNA Product Show Booth 313 on Oct. 23 in Las Vegas.

Go QuickPen. Go Green.

Take advantage of all the great features of QuickPen’s AutoBid Software and GO GREEN with On-Screen TakeOff!

Visit www.quickpen.com or call 866-799-MORE

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