More articles by Ellen Rogers

Do You Know What Owners Want from Your BIM?

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The design and construction industry continues to move more and more into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) realm, with benefits ranging from fast delivery, reduced costs and an overall efficient process. But sometimes, there’s a concern that owners don’t always … Continue reading

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August Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level Since ’08, Fastest Growth Since ’06

Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that growing demand for construction was likely to add … Continue reading

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Tangled up in Blue: Delta Gets Glassy Upgrades at LAX

Livinglass supplied a custom, decorative glass installation for Delta's recently updated LAX terminal 5.

Airports around the world are no stranger to decorative glass products, and the Los Angeles airport is no exception. Delta Air Lines recently completed a $229 million dollar restoration at LAX terminal 5, part of its new premium check-in experience … Continue reading

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Alcoa to Separate into Two Public Companies; Kawneer Should Not be Affected

Alcoa, parent company of Kawneer, announced that its board of directors unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies, culminating Alcoa’s successful multi-year transformation. The Upstream Company will comprise five business units that today make up Global … Continue reading

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Glass Products and Machinery Offer Many Options at GlassBuild America

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For glass industry companies, GlassBuild America is one North American event that tends to draw the masses. From new equipment and machinery to glass and glazing supplies, the three-day event features hundreds of exhibitors. Glass manufacturers and suppliers make up … Continue reading

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OBE, CRL Acquisition Comes as a Surprise for Many

Today’s announcement that Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH Group company, acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) may have come as a surprise to many in the industry. But according to Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL, it was part of a plan … Continue reading

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Presenters Take a Look at Glazing Opportunities in Aesthetics and Performance

One of the most attractive features glass can offer as a building material is that it can be combined with different technologies to provide a high-performance product. Consider, for example, an interlayer material that can be used for not only … Continue reading

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GPD Presentation Reviews One Project with a Higher Calling

When it comes to the latest developments in glazing technologies, Glass Performance Days is considered a must-attend event. Six tracks offer a look at a range of topics, including architectural challenges and solutions for facades. As part of this segment … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared to Fail? GPD Presenter Says Failure is Good

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In Silicon Valley, the culture is to fail. With rapidly evolving technology and innovations, perhaps this is a mindset that the glass industry, too, should consider. “Let’s fail together,” suggested architect Kai-Uwe Bergman, partner with the firm BIG, today during … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Increasingly Stringent Codes? CGA Presentation Provides Education and Awareness

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Something code, something new and what can we do? That’s how Stanley Yee of Dow Corning opened his keynote discussion yesterday during the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He provided an overview of the various … Continue reading

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