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Excerpt of an article from Architecture & Design: A new 30-storey Meriton service apartment tower in North Sydney will become the first Australian high-rise residential building to have its floors constructed out of structural steel instead of concrete. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: Failure is central to the concept of engineering because design engineering is itself the elimination of failure in a structure. When a catastrophic failure occurs, it is indeed tragic, but such failure in itself yields useful lessons to design engineers to make further changes or to pull back in one aspect and move forward in another. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: Technology is gradually making its way into the building industry with an emphasis on slick and light mobile apps. There are some building apps for almost everything these days and these are some of our favorites. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from CNBC: Job creation boomed in February by 295,000 despite the brutal winter conditions, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Silicon Valley Business Journal: Say you’re Google Inc., and you’re rethinking the very nature of office space. You have this great idea that would turn interior building elements (like floors) into modular pieces that can be rearranged when the need arises. Great — you’re blowing up paradigms. Continue Reading

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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

Dallas-based Haley-Greer Inc. was among the ten construction subcontractors earning the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2013 Excellence in Ethics Award. “ASA’s Excellence in Ethics Awards … 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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