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UL Announces New Building Envelope Services

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organization, has launched new testing services for the building envelope. UL is now offering curtainwall mock-up testing and field testing capabilities, according to a release from the company. Performance testing is available to … Continue reading

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Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

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The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal battle for a man who is currently being sued by organizations that develop construction standards—including … Continue reading

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BLOG: It is Amazing What Difference a Mile or Two Can Make

“I was coaching youth baseball in Smithtown, N.Y., in the ’80s and ’90s. Smithtown is a big place—about 100,000-plus residents at the time—and had different sections, geographically. The Little Leagues were based on these sections. Why am I telling you this? … Continue reading

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ABI Hits High Mark in June

The institutional sector has helped lift the Architects Billings Index (ABI) to its highest mark since 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction … Continue reading

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Colin Brosmer Appointed to New Role with Kawneer

Kawneer Company Inc. named Colin Brosmer vice president of sales, marketing and product development. In his new role, he will join Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems Lead Team and will be responsible for sales, marketing, architectural promotions, product development and … Continue reading

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Crystal Windows Names VP of Manufacturing

Crystal Window & Door Systems has promoted Joseph Chang to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this role, he will be responsible for all production, scheduling, purchasing, inventory, quality assurance, logistics and shipping at the company’s main facility in … Continue reading

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Glaston to Publish Interim Report in August

Glaston Corp. is set to publish its January-June 2015 interim report on August 6, the company announced. The company will also hold an analysis and press conference on the same day from its Helsinki office. The report, which will be … Continue reading

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Karl-Heinz Spiess of Kuraray Passes Away

After a brief serious illness, Kuraray’s Karl-Heinz Spiess has passed away at 67. Spiess died close to his former place of work in Troisdorf, Gemany, near Cologne. “Spiess was responsible for the fortunes of the Trosifol brand from 1992 and … Continue reading

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Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

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Sustainable building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one … Continue reading

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USGlass Magazine Named National ASBPE Award Winner

USGlass magazine was recognized with a national bronze award in the best “how-to” editorial category for “Five Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Fire-Rated Glazing Installation” by editor Ellen Rogers. The award was given by the American Society of Business … Continue reading

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