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Architectural Billings Continue to Contract in 2021
A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report today from the American Institute ...
Skyscraper Completions Take Hit From COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020
The number of completed buildings taller than 656 feet (200 meters) in 2020 was 106, 20% lower than 2019 when 133 were completed. The last ...
Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2020 on a High Note
The Dodge Momentum Index jumped 9.2% in December to 134.6 (the year 2000 = 100) from the revised November reading of 123.3. The commercial component ...
Vitro Glass Introduces New Tinted Glass Kit
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has introduced a new Tinted Glass Kit featuring a range of uncoated blue, green, gray and bronze glasses. The ...
November a Mixed Month for Construction Starts
Total construction starts fell 2% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $797.5 billion following a strong gain in October. Residential starts fell ...

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Lite Notes

By Ellen Rogers
Project Showcase
As I See It by Ellen Rogers

After more than 20 years writing about architectural glass, you can imagine that I’ve had the chance to cover some pretty unique and interesting projects. The first building project I covered was back in 2000, and was the Experience Music Project in Seattle. It was such a cool project to write about, and was actually somewhat […]

Insights and Inspirations

by Helen Sanders

Simulation Versus Reality

Insights and Inspirations by Helen SandersI have shamelessly taken the title for this blog from the recent Façade Tectonics Institute (FTI) virtual forum event which took a dive into the issues related to building energy simulation. The event was driven by the FTI Advocacy committee, and curated by FTI members Hamid Vossoughi (WSP Canada) and Stéphane Hoffmann (Morrison Hershfield), with

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