More articles by Ellen Rogers

GlassCon Discussions Take a Look at Structural Glass Designs

Vincente Montes-Amoros with CDC spoke today at GlassCon about glass breakage in glass railing systems.

Codes and standards have a major role to play when it comes to designing and constructing a safe building—possibly even more so when glass becomes a structural element. A number of discussions involving structural glass codes, standards and design were … Continue reading

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GlassCon Debuts with Transatlantic Debate Covering Global Glass Innovation

Graham Dodd of Arup took part in today's Glasscon Global Transatlantic Debate.

“Some of the greatest minds in our industry are in attendance at this conference.” Those were the words of Ed Zaucha, chair of the inaugural GlassCon Global Conference, which opened today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 350 … Continue reading

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Schultheis Named General Manager for United Glass & Panel Systems

United Glass & Panel Systems in North Canton, Ohio, an installer of specialized and sophisticated glass and metal systems, named Joe Schultheis as its new general manager. Schultheis, who was most recently a senior project manager, now takes on an … Continue reading

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Tecnoglass Acquires Assets of RC Aluminum Industries Inc.

Tecnoglass Inc., a manufacturer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products for the global residential and commercial construction industries, has acquired selected assets of RC Aluminum Industries Inc. RC Aluminum designs, manufactures, and installs glass products for architects, designers, … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Employment Up by 6,000; Unemployment Dips 8.2 Percent

Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in June as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent, its lowest June level in six years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Zoulek Promoted to Oversee Broader Region

Guardian Industries has named Rick Zoulek vice president of flat glass for the Americas. Zoulek, who will oversee all aspects of Guardian’s North and South American flat glass, was most recently vice president of Flat Glass for North America. “Rick’s … Continue reading

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Construction Jobs Up From Year Ago, Sector Still has Ways to Go

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Jobs Decrease in May While Industry as Whole Sees Gains

While the U.S. construction industry gained 6,000 jobs from April to May, nonresidential construction segments lost 500 jobs, according to an employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). “Coming into [Friday’s] release, the nonresidential construction industry was expected … Continue reading

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PPG to Manufacture Starphire® Glass Using Oxy-Fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will begin manufacturing Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. The glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. According to Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, … Continue reading

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WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door U.S. Market Study

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2013 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a … Continue reading

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