More articles by Nick St. Denis

New Green Building Code Includes Glass, Fenestration Implications

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ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” includes … Continue reading

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PPI Shows Half-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in November

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In November, flat glass prices saw their first increase since August. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices rose 0.5 percent from October to November after seeing a 0.9-percent … Continue reading

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Contractor Advises “Proactive” Approach in Seeking Talent

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The supply and demand curve of talent in the building industry will further bend in the wrong direction if things don’t change soon. That was a hot topic this week as hundreds of construction industry members gathered in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Chicago Construction, Glazing Industry Rolling Forward

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The city that gave the U.S. its first skyscraper is back on track to build some more. The Chicago metro area has seen a big boost in construction over the past year, namely in the institutional sector. In 2014, through … Continue reading

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Release for Second Version of Health Product Declaration Delayed

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) was developed as part of the evolving demand for transparency in the architectural and green building sectors. The HPD is evolving, as well, though it’s taking a little longer than initially planned. The tool was … Continue reading

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Report Shows Rebound for U.S. Aluminum Extruders Due to Tariffs on Chinese Imports

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Roughly four years ago, the Department of Commerce imposed antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of aluminum extrusions from China to provide domestic extruders a fairer share of the market. According to one study, it’s been so far, so good for … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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Glass Expo West™ ’15 Welcomes Access Hardware Supply as an Exhibitor

Access Hardware Supply Inc. is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, Calif., … Continue reading

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Study Shows China Surpassing U.S. in Glass Research

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Over the last two centuries, the United States has led the way in glass research. But according to a study, for last decade, the U.S. has played second fiddle to China in that regard. John C. Mauro of Corning Inc.’s science and … Continue reading

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Title 24 Awareness a Joint Effort in Fenestration Sectors

In July, the state of California put into effect the updated standards of its Title 24 building code, which includes increased stringency in its Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. According to a summary by Title 24 Express, … Continue reading

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