Posts Tagged ‘ glass ’

Extreme Sports

Feb 14th, 2018

Whether it’s summer or winter, watching the Olympic Games is one of my favorite things to do. No matter the sport, you have to admire the hard work, dedication and determination of these athletes. I’m nothing short of amazed by their talents—extreme talents in some cases. So, it was no surprise that I sat there […]

A Year in Pictures

Dec 28th, 2017

Here we are, saying good-bye to 2017 and hello to 2018. One of the things I like to do around this time is take a look back on some of my favorite memories of the past year. And I can’t think of a better way to do than to scroll through the photos on my […]

New York State of Mind

Oct 26th, 2017

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree that New York is one of the best cities for architecture. Just look at some of the impressive buildings—from the classic art deco designs of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building to the modern aesthetics of the Hearst Tower’s diagrid façade and the […]

A New Kind of Revolution

Aug 31st, 2017

There’s a lot from the 1980s I hope doesn’t make a comeback. I can do without the big shoulder pads and the overabundance of Miami Vice-esque everything, from the clothes to the hairstyles to that beachy-white-pastel décor. Please, stay gone. But, on the other hand, I think the 1980s brought us some of the best […]

Glass Prices Remain Flat in April

May 15th, 2017

Prices of most materials used in the glass and glazing industry were either flat or slightly down in April, according to™ analysis of Producer Price Index (PPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was unchanged in April at 132.9, following a […]

U.S. Glass Trade Activity Slows in March

May 5th, 2017

Imports of flat glass to the United States decreased notably in March while exports were virtually unchanged, according to™ analysis of U.S. Department of Commerce data. Imports in the “Glass-plate, sheet, etc.” category were down 16.1 percent from February to March, totaling $155 million for the month. Through the first quarter of the year, […]

Less Glazing is More? At least One Architect Thinks So

Apr 25th, 2017

The glass and glazing industry understandably prefers the window-to-wall ratio (WWR) in buildings to be more window and less wall—or more specifically, more glazing and less opaque non-glass material. That was the topic of discussion during a recent webinar hosted by ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and Seventhwave. It covered the broader conversation of the window-to-wall […]

Glass Prices Edge Up Slightly to Start Year

Feb 24th, 2017

Prices of flat glass and flat glass manufacturing increased in January, according to™ analysis of Producer Price Index (PPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was 132.8, representing a 0.2-percent price increase from December 2016 to January 2017 and a 2.2-percent […]

Glass Imports Outpace Exports in 2016

Feb 21st, 2017

The U.S. increased its imports of flat glass in 2016 compared to 2015, according to™’s analysis of U.S. Department of Commerce data. Exports of the product barely changed for the year. Imports of goods in the “glass-plate, sheet, etc.” category increased 5 percent to $1.812 billion for the year, DOC data released by the […]

Block by Block

Jan 27th, 2017

This is not my first blog about LEGOs. As I’ve written before, my son is a LEGO aficionado. We’ve gone from Duplos (the big, chunky LEGOs) to the “starter” sets (fewer than 50 pieces or so) to the recently completed 1,156-piece Indominus Rex Jurassic World set. I was honored to help my son build this […]

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