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Duke Students Detail Bird-Window Collisions in Study

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The bird-friendly glazing craze has taken to the college campus. Earlier this month, students at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University published a study outlining buildings and the architectural characteristics throughout its West campus that contribute the most to bird collision deaths. … Continue reading

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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

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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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Judge’s Ruling in Safety Case Bears Watching

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An administrative law judge’s recent ruling has the potential to expand the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Though one expert says it could be a one-time event, he’s urging the glass and glazing industry to keep an eye on the case — … Continue reading

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PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

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PPG Industries has launched a $20 million repair project on its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking its oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original … 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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Renovation Mix-up Shows Why Glass Choice Must Be Handled With Care

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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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Fire-Rated Glazing to be Addressed at ICC Meetings

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Life safety issues, which include the use of fire-rated glazing products, will be discussed again when the International Code Council (ICC) holds its 2016 Committee Action Hearings. The hearings are slated for April 17–27 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in … 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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