More articles by Nick St. Denis

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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Office Buildings Star in Green Takeover of Nonresidential Construction

Harvey Bernstein, vice president of industry insights and alliances at Dodge Data & Analytics, speaks to attendees at Dodge’s 2015 Outlook Executive Conference today in Washington, D.C.

If it weren’t for Apple’s new 2.8 million square foot headquarters project in California, the percentage of green office construction starts in 2014 would be, well, still pretty high. That’s according to Harvey Bernstein, vice president of industry insights and … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

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As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. … Continue reading

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Mild Storm Season “Best Time to Get Prepared”

Tropical storm Hannah, which formed and dissipated near the end of October, was the eighth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, on average, the eighth storm is typically named by September 24, … Continue reading

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Enclos, Harmon Flip Spots on ENR Top-20 Firm List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) released its “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list this past week, and with it, ENR’s top-20 list of firms in glazing and curtainwall. All 20 firms combined had a revenue of just under $1.1 billion in 2013, with the … Continue reading

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Eue, Bjergo Join the Forel Service Team

Forel North America has hired Nick Eue and Scott Bjergo as service technicians. The two joined the company this summer, have undergone extensive training and are already actively installing equipment in the field according to Forel. “Both men have extensive … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Seeing the Daylight

The conversation on natural light was ongoing throughout the week on the Greenbuild 2014 show room floor in New Orleans. While showcasing the environmental aspect of their respective products, glass- and fenestration-related exhibitors also stressed the significance of daylighting as … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Rules Day for Glass, Fenestration at Greenbuild

As members of all different sectors of the construction industry walk the show floor at Greenbuild 2014, the trends are pretty clear. Jerry Mose, director of sales at Pennsylvania-based glazier RA Kennedy & Sons, is one of the many attendees … Continue reading

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Trend Toward BIM Calls for Glaziers to Get on Board

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As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to build a presence in the construction industry, expectations are sky-high for the digital resource. “So many benefits are derived from BIM—from the building owner, to the architect, to the general contractor, and it … Continue reading

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Johnson, Darigo, Lewis the Latest USGlass Pick’em Winners

A week after Andy Johnson of the Solar Seal Company claimed a victory in the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge, the Challenge’s first-ever tie was had between APG International’s Tom Darigo—a second-time winner—and Steve Lewis of Technical Glass Products. In … Continue reading

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