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Excerpt of an article from the Boston Globe: Call it downtown Boston’s $4 billion garage makeover. That’s how much developers propose to spend redeveloping parking structures from North Station to Winthrop Square. They want to replace the hulking concrete eyesores with sleek new skyscrapers featuring ground-floor stores, hundreds of homes, office space, and new connections between city neighborhoods. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from ENR Southeast: International Drive’s Skyplex project is bumping up its job estimates again as it continues to grow in size. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from ENR Southeast: A complex, groundbreaking automated car elevator system, situated in the center of the $560-million, 60-story Porsche Design Tower project in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is raising the bar on “sky garage” technology, and taking its builders on a memorable journey as contractors and engineers make accommodations for the massive system. By combining high-speed- and freight-elevator concepts as part of what is believed to be the first such system for carrying cars and human passengers, the highly programmed, patented design may one day influence the development of similar projects. Continue Reading

The Iron Workers and its labor-management arm, IMPACT, held a day-long event in April in which 33 ironworkers and contractor personnel took the Safety Trained … Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Engineering News-Record: Her freshman year at Mississippi State had not gone as planned, and Holley Thomas needed something to do. Back home in Double Springs, Ala., she decided to try an automotive manufacturing and robotics curriculum at a local community college. The last of the required courses was welding, and she dreaded it. Still, it was a requirement, so she plunged in. Continue Reading

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CH Holdings USA Inc. announced the promotion of Rick Hamlin to president of Cupples and Bill Trainor to vice president of operations. “Rick and Bill … Continue Reading

Fourteen years ago, it was Anne-Merelie Murrell’s “enthusiasm and integrity” that drew Nataline Lomedico to the Giroux Glass company. A decade and a half later, … Continue Reading

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. … Continue Reading

This year marks a silver anniversary for Accura Systems Inc. The company was founded in March 1989 and has grown from two employees to more … Continue Reading

What began as a trickle 50 years ago has cascaded into something considerably bigger at Metropolitan Glass Inc. (MGI). From its humble beginnings of just … 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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