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Back Together Again: The Glass Expo Northeast Finale

Apr 13th, 2022

GENE’s comeback is complete, and what a return it was. We talked with Howard Cohen, president of the Long Island Glass Association and several other exhibitors to get their take on the event.

Dodge Momentum Index Increases in March

Apr 13th, 2022

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4% higher in March to 166.9 (2000=100), up from the revised February reading of 160.3. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. […]

AGG and USGlass Win Five ASBPE Awards—Sweeps Cover Design Category

Apr 13th, 2022

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its Azbee awards on April 8 in Washington, D.C. USGlass and its sister publication the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal emerged big winners. Editor Ellen Rogers took home the gold in the technical article category for her article, “Less than Zero,” which reports on the industry’s opportunity to drive […]

Demand for Design Service Continues to Grow

Mar 30th, 2022

Demand for design services in February grew slightly since January, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 51.3, up from a score of 51.0 in January. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. Firms reported both project inquiries and […]

Back in Nashville

Mar 30th, 2022

After a two-year absence, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference is back in Nashville. In today’s newscast, we’re talking to several companies about how they’ve navigated the past two years, and what they’re excited to see in the future.

Guardian Glass Honors Customers

Mar 30th, 2022

Guardian Glass honored the glaziers and fabricators of six commercial projects at its 5th annual Commercial Project Awards event on March 28. More than 50 recently completed projects were nominated. “Guardian Glass is privileged to recognize these outstanding commercial projects from our glazier and fabricator partners,” says Rick Zoulek, executive vice president. “Glaziers and fabricators […]

Michigan Legislature Introduced a Bill Addressing Clean Energy, Glazing

Mar 23rd, 2022

On March 8, a number of Michigan representatives and the Committees on Energy introduced a bipartisan bill to amend the 2010 “Property assessed clean energy act.” The act’s amendments include a change in title and a new addition. The act looks to “authorize local units of government to adopt property assessment programs and to create districts […]

A Must-Read for Those Extending Their Stay in New York

Mar 23rd, 2022

Glass Expo Northeast™ ’22 (GENE) attendees and exhibitors staying extra days in New York should take note that the Long Island Marriott is less than an hour away from the Big Apple for those interested in visiting. A variety of transportation options are available from the Long Island Marriott to New York City. Rome2Rio provides different […]

Total Construction Starts Increase in February

Mar 23rd, 2022

Total construction starts rose 9% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.013 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts swelled 32% due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities. By contrast, residential starts fell 3%, and nonbuilding starts fell by less than 1%. Without the three large manufacturing projects, total […]

PPI: February Numbers Remain Positive Overall

Mar 23rd, 2022

The seasonally unadjusted prices for materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing were mostly positive in February and in year-over-year price changes, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In February, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was up 0.2% and 10.0% […]

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