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Skyscrapers Pushing Above the Clouds

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

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Industry “Rock Star” Patterson Closes out Educational Sessions at Glass Expo West

Mic Patterson, widely considered a “prophet” of architectural glass, has a list of things he’d like to see change in the U.S. glass industry. “Take … Continue Reading

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Apogee CEO Encourages Industry to Get Retrofitted

Out with the old, or in with the new? How about a little of both. Apogee Enterprises CEO Joseph Puishys gave attendees at the Glass … Continue Reading

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Exploring the Most Popular Construction Apps Available on Google Play and iTunes

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

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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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