Barrier Technology

01 February 2008

2008 Architect Perspective

In the January/February 2008 issue of Architectural West, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continued up more than two points in November. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that the November ABI rating was 55.3 up from 53.2 in October. Inquiries for new projects were 56.6. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. We know that there is an approximate 9 to 12 month lag between architect billings and construction spending. This really dove tails with other projections reported of a recovery of some of our construction revenues in the second half of 2008.

Architects/Engineers are a key focal point for the Barrier sales team in the residential roof deck market. Barrier approaches this audience by attending AIA shows, group presentations, and on-site visits. By providing them our Blazeguard Fire-Rated Panel code reports, product specifications and load limits, we give them the tools to confidently specify Blazeguard in projects required to meet certain fire codes. The more Blazeguard is specified up front in the planning phase, the more likely our product will be used over competitive products when construction begins.

We remain positive about the potential 2008 brings for Barrier. Fire-rated sheathing, town homes, multi-family construction, housing market, small cap, otcbb, ibtgf, barrier, blazeguard, mycoguard, fire-rated paint, intumescent paint, mold, mildew, fire-retardant plywood, frt, sips, structurally insulative panels, fire-rated wall assemblies, commercial modular, modular home construction, green building products, LEED, control room, electrical panel backer board


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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.