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Glazing a Small Percentage of the Specialty Construction Pie

The “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list, recently released by ENR, included a breakdown of the top-20 firms in a handful of construction categories—one of which was the glazing and curtainwall sector. The top-20 contract glaziers totaled just under $1.1 billion—less … Continue reading

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Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

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Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of this year. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the first such tribute in the nation to specifically honor … Continue reading

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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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Contributions from Construction Industry Tint Red this Election Cycle

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Citizens throughout the United States are taking to the polls today for the 2014 midterm elections, and the construction industry is keeping its collective eye on the results. Among those interested are the industry’s top contributors to candidates, parties and … Continue reading

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NAHB: Housing Demand Soon To Surpass Supply

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Very good things are on the way for the residential glass industry, but they may take longer than initially expected to arrive. During the National Association of Homebuilders’ (NAHB) recent webinar, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s analytics, offered a holistic … 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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Momentive Completes Balance Sheet, Emerges from Chapter 11

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Waterford, N.Y.-based silicone manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its restructuring plan. According to court documents, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order … Continue reading

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