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Excerpt from an article from Builder Online: Construction companies are constantly searching for ways to improve project efficiencies and avoid cost and schedule overruns. A new method has been creeping into the narrative and demonstrating plausible success: integrated project delivery (IPD). Construction Dive staffer Emily Peiffer explores the new topic and shares insights from an International Builders Show session. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Construction Informer: The idea of “smart” glass with the ability to change its opacity — the amount of light that it lets through — has been with us for a couple of decades, at least. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Construction Informer: To reduce construction equipment theft you need to have a plan. Here’s the background on equipment thefts and a step-by-step approach for avoiding them. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Construction Dive: A $2 billion highway in Arizona, a $1 billion tunnel in Seattle, a $4 billion LNG liquefaction facility in Louisiana, a $2 billion light rail extension in Canada — all of these projects fall under the category of “mega.” Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Ahlers & Cressman PLLC: A recent Massachusetts Superior Court ruling spotlights the difference between contracts fashioned in the traditional design-bid-build protocol versus a negotiated general contractor / construction manager (GC/CM) type of procurement. Continue Reading

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Binswanger Glass, an affiliate of Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired the assets of Signature Glass Inc., a contract glazing business in Houston. “We are privileged … Continue Reading

The Tampa Police Department honored two Bradenton, Fla.-based Key Glass employees last Thursday for their life-saving efforts. Key Glass provides a comprehensive annual safety training … Continue Reading

For the sixth time in seven years, Giroux Glass Inc. has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” by the … Continue Reading

Giroux Glass announced it has moved to a new, larger office location in Fresno, Calif. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article Giroux Glass: Just another day in the shop today here at Giroux. We’ve got a job coming up to replace a big panel of glass for the group of architects at Gensler. Their US HQ is at 500 S. Figueroa in downtown LA, and this big panel is one of a series in their “jewel box.” That’s their ground-level series of windowpanes that go around the building. Our project estimator, Jay Ramos, said “It looks like a BB gun caused damage to the piece, and it left behind a small round hole”. This is what we’re replacing. Continue Reading

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The market for fire-rated glass products has seen rapid growth in recent years. Gone are the days of wired-glass stairwells, as the industry has welcomed in an abundance of light and transparency that flows deep into the building—thanks in part to the developments in fire-rated glazing materials. But, not everything is always as simple as it may seem. In some instances that rapid growth has also resulted in a lack of exposure to glass and framing developments, some experts say. And contract glaziers, for one, are not always aware of the inherent differences in fire-rated materials compared to traditional products. Continue Reading

They say in Vegas the eye in the sky is watching us all, but it’s a different “eye” that takes the stage once a year when the contract glaziers head into town. I-words, instead, were the name of the game during the 2014 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, organized by the Glass Association of North America, which took place March 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Here’s a look back at five key themes that resonated throughout this year’s event. Continue Reading

The construction industry has seen a recent increase in fatalities on job sites, and members across the industry have now come together this week to … Continue Reading

When USGlass magazine approached us about creating a way to measure contract glaziers’ confidence in the future, we set about to test and develop research … Continue Reading

“We had the largest backlog and the largest receivable in the history of the company at the time of the receivership so it’s all hard … Continue Reading

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