More articles by Nick St. Denis

Hotel Construction Continues to Travel Upward

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Much of the commercial buildings construction spotlight has been shining on the office buildings sector because of its large role in green building and overall positive growth. But don’t sleep on hotels. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total hotel … Continue reading

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Modern Day Theater

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The Jawas are moving up in the world. A new building in Singapore, tabbed the “Sandcrawler,” is a glass and metal manifestation of the Sandcrawler vehicle featured in the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope.” In the movie, the Sandcrawler … Continue reading

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Buffalo Shop Owner Gives Window into Extreme Snow Storm

Gary Louth, owner of Buffalo Auto Glass, which also does commercial and residential work, made it to the office today despite the massive snowstorm that hit Erie County, N.Y., over the last two days. But with the snow continuing to … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)

A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading

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O’Malley, Chojnacki the Latest USGlass Pick’em Challenge Winners

Tom O’Malley of Clover Architectural Products and Pete Chojnacki of FabTech were the Week 9 and Week 10 winners, respectively, of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. O’Malley, a Chicago Bears fan, picked 11 of 13 games right and won … Continue reading

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Institutional Construction Sector Finally Seeing Growth

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As the construction industry continues on its road to recovery, the institutional sector finally appears to be back in action. According to the recently released 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook by Dodge Data & Analytics, the institutional construction sector has seen … Continue reading

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Glazing a Small Percentage of the Specialty Construction Pie

The “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list, recently released by ENR, included a breakdown of the top-20 firms in a handful of construction categories—one of which was the glazing and curtainwall sector. The top-20 contract glaziers totaled just under $1.1 billion—less … Continue reading

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Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

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Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of this year. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the first such tribute in the nation to specifically honor … Continue reading

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Multifamily Construction Continues to Cast Shadow over Single-Family Homes

Robert A. Murray, chief economist and vice president at Dodge Data & Analytics, speaks to attendees at Dodge’s 2015 Construction Outlook conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

As the construction industry continues its recovery, the single-family and multifamily housing sectors have been in a battle. Because of certain economic and sociological conditions, multifamily has gotten the best of the fight so far. Dodge Data & Analytics released … Continue reading

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