A Look at the Construction Economy…Right Now

At United Architectural Metals we are always looking inside and out.  On the inside we strive every day to manufacture the best products, meet and exceed expectations, and DMI-August-2016be a valued assist to architects and designers. On the outside we keep our eyes on the trends and also on the economy.  The construction economy has had it’s bouts with the negative trends, but lately things have been surely moving in the positive direction.   The latest Dodge Momentum Index is out and the news was on the plus side again.  With a score of 134, the index has now hit positive for 5 straight months.  While we are still not back to those heady days of pre-recession time- we are surely headed in the right direction!  For more on this story- please click here.

 


CMU Scott Hall Job Featured in Breaking Ground

United Architectural Metals (UAM) was honored to supply our unitized curtain wall on one of the newest buildings on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.Breaking Ground Cover

The project continues to gain attention thanks to its unique look.  UAM worked in close collaboration with several organizations and that communication was crucial.  Please visit our project page HERE to learn more.

The project was the cover story on a recent edition of Breaking Ground magazine and is quickly becoming one of the most photographed structures in the city.  The write up on this project can be found starting on page 34 and it’s a story of many challenges all overcome in the end!  UAM was proud to be involved!

 

 


Economic Improvement in the Glass and Glazing Industry

We are one quarter through 2016 and so far the predictions of the economic improvement in the glass and glazing industry are holding true.  In a recent issue of USGlass and Glazing Magazine, they looked at the year ahead using several different metrics and broke down the trends.

http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=287764#{“issue_id”:287764,”page”:52}

Meanwhile the Architectural Billings Index has been up the last 2 months as is the Dodge Momentum Index.   So far so good!


UPMC is featured in PPG’s “Ideascapes™ Profiles.”

Our efforts on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) East project were covered in a case study that appeared in PPG’s series of “Ideascapes™ Profiles.”

To see the profile click here:

http://www.ppgideascapes.com/getmedia/acae63ab-71cd-45eb-afb5-62ce349dbd5b/UPMC-East-CS037-Hi-Res.pdf.aspx

To see more pictures and information on our products, visit our completed products page.

http://www.unitedarchitectural.com/project_post_type/upmc-east-hospital-monroeville-pa/


The Seven Core Values

On a few places on our website we list our seven core values.  We take these very seriously and adhere to them on a daily basis.  We are not alone.

According to the Buffer.com, 80% of the Fortune 100 tout their values publicly, and companies with a high sense of purpose outperform others by 400%.

Our Values are:

  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Loyalty
  • Determination
  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Integrity 

To see more on our values and learn more, please visit our “About Us” page.