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Lack of Qualified Workers Continues to Plague Construction Industry

Aug 22nd, 2022

Construction employment continues to be a cause for concern in the industry as contractors struggle to find qualified workers, reads an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The organization released data on Aug. 19, 2022, that showed construction employment in July trail pre-pandemic levels in 15 states. The analysis prompted association officials to […]

AEC Advocates for Overhaul of Aluminum 232 Exclusions Process

Jul 28th, 2022

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) on July 20 testified in a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries. The AEC and its president, Jeff Henderson, say domestic extruders are put at a disadvantage by the current process. “Despite some initial relief for the […]

New Standard Test Method Paves the Way for Increasing School Safety

Jul 28th, 2022

The glass and glazing industry has strived to do its part to ensure school safety. After eight months of dedicated efforts, the industry is now one step closer to having a universal standard that will help create a safe and secure learning environment. A new ASTM International document, Standard Test Method for Forced-Entry-Resistance of Fenestration […]

Enjoy the View

Jul 28th, 2022

The Hotel Riu Plaza España has been a focal point of Madrid’s skyline for decades. Long considered the first skyscraper in the city, the structure was inaugurated in 1953, baptized with the name “From Madrid to Heaven” and remains a tourist destination. Towering above its surroundings, the 27-floor hotel today features a new addition that […]

Maximized Daylighting

Jul 13th, 2022

Architectural firm Mithun designed the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion, part of the University of California, Irvine’s living-learning community. The new mixed-use facility spans six stories and 215,000 square feet, and features Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Thirty percent of the project’s façade is clad with glass. In addition, operable windows deliver natural ventilation to […]

And We’re Back: Glass Industry Companies Gather for the Return of the AIA Conference on Architecture

Jul 13th, 2022

When it’s been three years since your last national conference, you make sure its return is a big one. That’s what the American Institute of Architects (AIA) did this year with its Conference on Architecture, last held in 2019. This year’s event is underway at McCormick Place in Chicago, with hundreds of exhibitors excited to […]

AIA Exhibitors Focus on Partnerships and Solutions

Jul 13th, 2022

If there was a theme among exhibitors at this year’s American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture, it might be “solutions.” Several companies focused on ways to not only provide a product for their customers but to work with them to provide a package of systems and solutions to meet their needs for specific […]

Dodge Momentum Index Reaches 14-Year High

Jul 13th, 2022

The Dodge Momentum Index reached a 14-year high in June following a less than one percentage point increase from May’s reading of 173.1, according to Dodge Construction Network. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure for nonresidential building project planning. The index is shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In […]

Education and Resources Spring/Summer 2022

Jun 28th, 2022

Into the VitroSphere Vitro Architectural Glass has launched VitroSphere™ Digital Glass Simulator, a new virtual tool for visualizing architectural glass. Developed for architects, the tool is designed to allow users to explore, visualize and compare the company’s Solarban® solar control low-E glass products across a range of building types. The company says the simulator enables […]

Event Outlook Spring/Summer 2022

Jun 28th, 2022

2022 June 23-25 – Live Event American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture Sponsored by AIA McCormick Place, Chicago www.conferenceonarchitecture.com September 14-16 – Live Event International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Sponsored by Window Film magazine Henry B. González Convention Center San Antonio www.wfctevent.com September 20-23 – Live Event glasstec 2022 Sponsored by Messe […]

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