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Builder Sentiment Falls, but Conditions Still Viewed as Favorable   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 18, 2015—U.S. homebuilder sentiment fell to 54 in May from April’s 56 reading, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

AIA Convention Draws Over 18,000   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 18, 2015—The American Institute of Architects convention, held in Atlanta May 14 to 16, was attended by between 18,000 and 19,000 architects and members of the A&D community.

Consumer Sentiment Down 7.6% in May, Says U of M   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, May 18, 2015—Consumer sentiment fell in May, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.

NAHB Economist Forecasts 39% Growth in Housing Starts in 2016   Full Article
New Orleans, LA, May 15, 2015—David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, is calling for a 39% growth in single-family housing starts in 2016.

Mannington Wins IIDA/HD Award of Excellence for Connected LVT   Full Article
Salem, NJ, May 15, 2015—The 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition has honored Mannington Commercial’s Connected Collection LVT with a 2015 Award of Excellence.

NAR Expects Existing Home Sales to Close 2015 at Nine-Year High   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 15, 2015— Existing home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest pace since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Imola Takes Home IIDA/HD Award of Excellence   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 15, 2015—Imola was presented with an IIDA/HD 2015 Award of Excellence.

Registration Open for Summer Las Vegas Market   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2015—Registration for Summer Las Vegas Market, running from August 2 to 6, is now open.

Coverings Attendance Up 10% Over 2014   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, May 14, 2015—Coverings reports a 10% increase in attendance at the 2015 show in Orlando over the 2014 show in Las Vegas and a 12% increase over 2012, the last year Coverings was held in Orlando.

Producer Price Index Falls for the Third Time in 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.4% in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, declining for the third time this year.