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Four of 10 AIA Top Green Building Projects in 2022 Glazed with Vitro Low-E Glass

Aug 12th, 2022

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that four of the 10 buildings selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) as the top green building projects of 2022 were glazed with Solarban solar control, low-E glasses. The four winning projects include three renovated buildings with additions and one new build. The winning […]

Momentum Index Improves in July Thanks to Increase in Nonresidential Projects

Aug 10th, 2022

The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) increased 2.9% to 178.7 in July thanks to an increase in data center, office and warehouse projects, says the Dodge Construction Network. The DMI is a monthly measure for nonresidential building projects in planning. According to the Dodge Construction Network, the DMI is shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential […]

Commercial and Multifamily Starts in Largest US Metro Areas Increase by 24 Percent

Jul 30th, 2022

The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts in the top 20 metropolitan areas of the U.S. increased by 24% from 2021 throughout the first six months of 2022, according to the Dodge Construction Network. Throughout the U.S., commercial and multifamily construction starts increased by 18% year-to-date. The number of commercial and multifamily starts in […]

Confidence in Resiliency Expertise Low Among Contractors Even as Demand Increases

Jul 30th, 2022

Dodge Construction Network’s latest The Civil Quarterly study finds that increasing resilience of U.S. infrastructure is a priority across the industry. The study’s data shows that 82% of civil contractors and 92% of civil engineers say that they have worked on projects that prioritize resilience. The Civil Quarterly report, which is produced along with Infotech […]

Vitro Updates Glass Education Website with New Sustainability Content

Jul 29th, 2022

Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online glass education website with three new articles that address topics related to sustainability, a discussion of biophilia and a review of green building codes. The company announced that the updates provide further educational resources to go along with an array of videos, infographics, slide shows and narrative articles […]

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 […]

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