“Construction Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2007” is available from FMI, Raleigh, N.C. FMI’s outlook for 2008 has been revised slightly downward since the third quarter, but certain segments, such as nonresidential and nonbuilding, will remain strong. www.fminet.com .
Combat Climate Change (3C), a coalition of 46 international companies advocating for action on climate change, released its roadmap and call for action at a seminar in Washington, D.C. in November. www.combatclimatechange.org
The thirteenth Vital Signs survey by the National Assn. of Industrial and Office Properties found that strong industrial markets, strong rent gains and a growing interest toward medical office buildings brought an upbeat perspective from commercial developers. www.naiop.org
The U.S. Green Building Council announced in November that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library has earned platinum certification under the LEED EB rating system. www.usgbc.org