Building approvals hit record high in July
Home building approvals have hit a record high, suggesting residential construction is poised to pick up the slack from the mining sector in creating jobs. Approvals for the construction of new homes bounced in July following a dip in June, rising 2.5 per cent across Australia. Over the 12 months to July, 195,227 new homes were approved - a record high, said Housing Industry Association senior ...

Press Releases
Arlington, Va. (Sept. 2, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released "The Value Chain: Building Value in the Chain," the latest installment in its Network of the Future documentary series.

Building approvals bounce back from June fall
Building approvals have bounced back from a fall in June, with a better-than-expected bounce in July. The Bureau of Statistics measure of local government approvals for new dwellings rose 2.5 per cent, ahead of economist forecasts centring on a 1.9 per cent rebound from June's 5 per cent fall. "Total seasonally adjusted new home approvals over the past twelve months are the highest since records ...

GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Smithers Pira and Packaging Digest Announce Dates for SUSTPACK 2015
GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest, announce the dates and location for a joint event offering the most up-to-date information and strategic intelligence for the sustainable packaging industry.

Group revokes School Board choice
The Volusia Building Industry Association has withdrawn its endorsement of John Hill, a candidate for the Volusia County School Board District 1 seat.

News Briefs
The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County presented awards for the NW Natural Parade of Homes, Columbia Credit Union Tour of Remodeled Homes and the 2014 Building Excellence Awards last week at “An Evening of Excellence” dinner at the Heathman Lodge.

Credit Union Movement Receives Cooperative Awards
New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU), the industry body that represents 22 cooperatively owned credit unions and mutual building societies throughout New Zealand, was recognised last night by Cooperative Business New Zealand at its inaugural ...

National Association of Professional Women Announces Beatriz Baldan, Managing Partner at Saga Bay SW 78th Pl, LLC, a ...
Beatriz Baldan is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession (PRWeb September 01, 2014) Read the full story at

Singapore, 1 September 2014 – More than just physical structures constructed out of stone and concrete, buildings today are a complex network of structures and systems. With today’s proven and advanced technologies, smarter building structures offer the greatest potential to counter climate change.

New Home Mid-Year Report Finds Sales Down, but Prices Up in Central Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. -- The new home industry in Central Virginia continued its recovery, but faced mixed results in the first half of 2014, according to a new report from the Home Building Association of Richmond ...