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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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Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from … Continue reading

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PPG Reports Quarterly Net Sales up 4 Percent from Prior Year

PPG Industries reported third quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.94 billion, up $161 million, or 4 percent, versus the prior year. Net income for the quarter from continuing operations, meanwhile, was $377 million, or $2.70 per diluted … Continue reading

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USGlass Wins Construction Writers Award for School Safety Coverage

USGlass magazine has been named the winner of a prestigious Boger Award by the Construction Writers Association (CWA) for its May issue devoted to school safety. The award is based on the feature articles in the May 2013 School Safety issue … Continue reading

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Coastal Hires Steve Middleton to Cover European Market

Coastal Shower Doors announced it has hired operations manager Steve Middleton to lead its new launch into the European market. Based in England, Middleton will be responsible for developing a distribution network within the European Union by appointing importers and distributors in … Continue reading

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GPD Conference Calling for Papers

Glass Performance Days (GPD) has issued a call for papers for its 2015 GPD conference, set to take place June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Jorma Vitkala, chairman of the organizing committee, says the 2015 conference will feature instant polling … Continue reading

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PPI Reports Show Dip in Flat Glass Prices in September

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Flat glass prices dropped in September by the same amount they rose the month before. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.7 percent from August to September … Continue reading

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DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, makes certain that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo Northeast™ with YKK AP America

YKK AP America is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. YKK AP America of Austell, Ga., will … Continue reading

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