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Oldcastle, BNP Continue to Hash Out Settlement Terms

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Last month, BNP Media asserted that a settlement with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) stemming from a recently filed lawsuit was “more likely than not” within 30 days. It turns out the sides need more time to hash out the details. BNP … Continue reading

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Pertici Staking its Claim in the United States

Mark Chesbrough, formerly of Elumatec, is starting Italy-based Pertici's first subsidiary in the United States.

After 50 years, Italy-based Pertici Industries is opening its first ever subsidiary, Pertici-North America, in the United States. And for help, it has called upon an industry veteran on the West Coast who knows a thing or two about the … Continue reading

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AEC Calls for Investigation in Wake of Report on Chinese Extruder Zhongwang

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One of the world’s largest aluminum extruders is on the defense after a recent report accused it of committing “the largest and most complex China fraud ever uncovered.” In a scathing 51-page report released last week, short seller Dupre Analytics … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Says Acquisition of SIKA Moving Forward

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“Antitrust filings are proceeding as planned.” This is how French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s management refers to the company’s bid to acquire Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG in its 2015 report on half-year results. “Under no circumstances can Saint-Gobain be forced … Continue reading

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The Future of Technology and the Construction Worker

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In the not-so-distant past, Rob McKinney was on a jobsite doing a safety inspection for his construction company when he spotted a worker “top-stepping” a ladder—with two feet on top of an eight-foot ladder working in the ceiling. McKinney, who … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center in a Glass of its Own

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New York City’s One World Trade Center is one of the tallest buildings in the world. And, at least according to one organization that knows a thing or two about tall buildings, it’s one of the best. The Council on … Continue reading

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SIKA Board Holds Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board restricted the voting rights of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) to 5 percent of all registered shares, thwarting the Burkard family-owned company’s attempt to remove the board chairman and several board members during the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Global Settlement Reached in Dlubak Plan Administrator Case

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Another page has turned in ongoing litigation related to the Dlubak Corp. bankruptcy case. Dlubak Corp. filed for bankruptcy in August of 2013, and the committee of unsecured creditors in the case subsequently filed various complaints again multiple parties—including Frank … 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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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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