More articles by Nick St. Denis

Room for Growth in Modeling for Building Envelope Contractors

Courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics' SmartMarket Brief BIM report.

Specialty trade contractors are getting increasingly involved in building information modeling (BIM), according to a new report. Dodge Data & Analytics recently released “SmartMarket Brief: BIM Advancements No. 1,” which illustrates survey results from more than 200 large firms in … Continue reading

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Texas Glazier Primed for Primetime

(photo courtesy of Anderson Glass)

When Anderson Glass first began doing projects for HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” employees jockeyed for the chance to do those jobs. Today, it’s business as usual. The Waco, Texas-based glass shop has been the go-to glass contractor for Magnolia, the construction … Continue reading

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DOC Delays Decision on Zhongwang

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The U.S. aluminum extruder industry is still waiting on a decision from the Department of Commerce (DOC) as to whether it will investigate allegations that a Chinese aluminum extruder evaded U.S. import duties. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) filed a … Continue reading

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NACC Aims for Easier Understanding of Glazier Certification

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A glazing certification program is kicking off its second year with more clarity. The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal (NACC) program released its new procedural guide this week, focusing on format and readability. NACC, developed … Continue reading

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Boon Edam Receives Visit from U.S. Rep. David E. Price

Lillington, N.C.-based Boon Edam Inc., a security entrances and architectural revolving doors company, hosted U.S. Congressman David E. Price Monday. Price represents the fourth district in North Carolina. He met with the management team before taking a tour of the … Continue reading

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Renovation Mix-up Shows Why Glass Choice Must Be Handled With Care

Photo via city council meeting agenda documents.

A commercial renovation project in Charlottesville, Va., underscores the importance of proper glass selection based on local requirements—particularly in historic jurisdictions. After unveiling a new façade renovation last fall, owners of the Violet Crown Charlottesville theater will replace all of … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Up in Most Metro Areas

More than half of metropolitan areas in the U.S. added construction jobs from December 2014 to December 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Construction employment increased in 190 out of … Continue reading

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Construction Safety and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

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“A safe job is a quality job.” That was the message from Consigli Construction Co. Inc.’s Moritz Schmid and two other industry experts last week during a webinar. Schmid joined Oregon State University’s Dr. John Gambatese and Zero Industry Institute’s … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Australia Acquires Glass and Glazing Hardware

C.R. Laurence Australia Pty Ltd. (CRL), a supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing and construction industries, among others, announced the acquisition of the operating assets of Neil Bennett and Company PtyLtd. The company is known as Glass and Glazing Hardware … Continue reading

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Glass at Oregon Zoo Reveals the Elephant in the Room

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The Oregon Zoo recently underwent a big expansion for a big animal. A four-year, $57-million project quadrupled the size of its elephant habitat, and it got a key assist from glass. Within the exhibit, which opened to the public last … Continue reading

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