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Excerpt of an article from Construction Informer: Construction firms that regularly skirt labor law to gain unfair competitive advantages by misclassifying workers and hiring people who aren’t legally allowed to work in the U.S., are going to face closer scrutiny this year, according to a report published in the National Law Review. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from GlobeSt.com: That apartment construction is going through a boom period is not news. And CBRE reported last week that the development pipeline for industrial is quite full at 140 million square feet. Office development, by contrast, has been limited to a handful of markets since the downturn: notably Houston, where more than 18 million square feet are in the works; and Manhattan, which the New York Post reported Tuesday will see at least 9.5 million square feet of new, as-yet unleased space hit the market by 2018—and even more if a proposed office tower near Grand Central Terminal comes off the drawing board. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from Equipment World: What if a jobsite superintendent could be everywhere at once, providing workers with the information the need instantly, with the tap of a button? With Punchbot, that just might become a reality. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from the Denver Post: State lawmakers concerned about the slow pace of condominium construction in Colorado unveiled a bill Tuesday that would make it more difficult for homeowners to sue over faulty construction. Continue Reading

Excerpt of an article from the News Observer: U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez visited a Cary manufacturer Wednesday to publicize corporate apprenticeship programs that recall the way businesses invested in their employees a half-century ago. 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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