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BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did … Continue Reading

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Condo, BIM Talk Closes out BEC Conference

After two and a half days of extensive networking and industry discussion, the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference came to … Continue Reading

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Watch: BEC Hits its Stride on Second Day

Day two of the BEC Conference in Las Vegas hit on a number of topics, including the state of structural glazing and implications of current … Continue Reading

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Industry Workforce a Focal Point at BEC Conference

Former pro baseball player Jim Abbott delivered the keynote address at the conclusion of the BEC Conference’s second day, but Abbott wasn’t the only presenter … Continue Reading

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U.S. Added 295,000 Jobs in February vs. 240,000 Estimate

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

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Technical Committee, Project Study Get Things Started at BEC Conference

The BEC Conference kicked off Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference. Perhaps the joint networking session … Continue Reading

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Meet Google’s ‘Crabot’ — Part Crane, Part Robot, All Google

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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Labor Law Clamp Down Coming for Construction

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

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Office Pipeline Fills Up Across U.S.

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

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Video: Meet Punchbot, the Roving Robot Construction Superintendent Born at AEC Hackathon

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

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