Court battle looms over Encinitas housing rules
The Building Industry Association of San Diego County is suing the city of Encinitas over recently approved changes to city development regulations, and the battle is expected to move into the courtroom in early 2015.

New homes sales rise 3 per cent in October to four-month high
Sales of new homes in Australia rose in October to their highest in four months, a sign of resilient demand that should encourage further building, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

US group founded to promote plastic windows
A new group aimed at promoting plastic windows in the construction industry has been created in the US.

Mid-Atlantic Builders Celebrates MBIA Environmental Award for Most Energy Efficient Home
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-Atlantic Builders has won the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Environmental Award for Most Energy Efficient New Home. The Mid-Atlantic Builders ...

Homebuilding Industry Awaits An Elusive Return To Normal
The homebuilding comeback anticipated this year didn't happen. High expectations were built around views that demand would finally spike after years of post-recessionary lethargy among traditional buyers. ...

Harper Government Joins Forces with Industry to Take Aim at the Underground Economy
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Sánchez: Sugarcane as bioplastics
THE world of sugarcane is more than refined sugar as the end-product. It can create forward linkages from sugarcane other processed products, including bioplastics. The stakeholders on building a provincial green economy is putting its money where its mouth is. Walking the talk.

Microsoft CSO and Ecrypt CEO Share Inaugural Security Industry Award
Ecrypt Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Thomas A. Cellucci, and Microsoft Chief Security Officer, Mike Howard, where honored by the Security Industry Association with the Jay Hauhn Excellence ...

China Wood Optimization Designated as "Vice President Unit" by China Wood Protection Industry Association
Chief Executive Officer Mr. LI Li named "Outstanding Young Entrepreneur" at the first "Jintan Award of China Wood Industry" Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - China Wood Optimization ...

Education and Succession Planning Challenges for Manufacturing: Strategic Metals Management Fills Void for Metals ...
Metals industry CEOs face myriad staffing issues today: a lack of skilled workers, concern over succession planning and “building a strong bench” so that the company can continue successfully when current management retires.