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Excerpt from an article from Construction Executive: Subcontractor default is neither understated nor under-reported. Everyone in the industry is familiar with it and the consequences of the likely, yet always surprising, situation when a subcontractor defaults on a project. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from SmartBrief: While the millennial generation continues to enter the workforce in ever growing numbers, employers are confronted with another workforce challenge from the other end of the employee spectrum: the “silver tsunami” — that wave of maturing associates either preparing to exit the workforce or making the decision to extend their careers. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Carrier Management: The underinsurance of property risk – particularly natural catastrophe risks – has risen steadily over the past 40 years, even though claims payments have increased significantly during that period, according to Swiss Re’s latest sigma study. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from Construction Executive: The Department of Labor predicts the economy will add 1.6 million construction workers by 2022. Other surveys report midsize construction companies are increasingly optimistic about their revenue and hiring forecasts—predicting more than 5 percent employment growth for the next 12 months, which is more than twice the growth projected at the same time last year. Continue Reading

Excerpt from an article from JD Supra Business Advisor: “No damages for delay” clauses allocate the risks of project delays and disruptions between the owner and contractor. Oftentimes, these clauses preclude a contractor from recovering increased costs resulting from extended project duration, including claims for increased overhead and supervision costs, loss of productivity, and acceleration, even when such costs result from owner caused delays or design issues. Although there are judicially recognized exceptions to the enforcement of these clauses, they are routinely enforced by courts to defeat otherwise meritorious claims. 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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