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April ABI Shows Sharp Decline

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator of construction activity, dropped in April for the second month this year. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from March’s mark of 51.7. … Continue reading

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Pleotint and Sun Valley Skylights Agree to Partnership

Jenison, Mich.- based Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Sun Valley Skylights + Windows + Doors. Los Angeles-based Sun Valley can now offer Pleotint’s self-tinting Suntutive glass with its full product line. “In today’s energy-conscious environment, driven by stringent … Continue reading

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Glass Connections Early Bird Deadline Extended

The Canadian Glass Association has extended early bird registration for Glass Connections 2015, taking place June 3-4 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The new deadline is Friday, May 22. Glass Connections is an educational and networking event for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, … Continue reading

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Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

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In this month’s newscast from the AIA National Convention we’re taking a close look at products like fire-rated glass, as well as components that go into the completed system. We also talked to exhibitors and attendees to learn just how … Continue reading

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A Sense of Engagement: Architects Discuss School Design

Inside the halls of what will become the new Sandy Hook Elementary School two stories of glass will help provide students and faculty a connection to the outdoors and to nature. No one expected that much glass, according to Julia … Continue reading

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GANA Posts Free GIB Library

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced its more than 50 Glass Information Bulletins (GIBs) are all now available for free. The bulletins, which range from topics of safety glazing and laminated glass to decorative glazing and daylighting, are … Continue reading

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North America Leads NSG Group’s Architectural Fiscal Year Results

NSG Group announced its architectural operating results for fiscal year 2015 improved over the previous year, as the company’s business in that sector recorded revenues of $2.11 billion and an operating profit of $140 million. Results improved “due to cost … Continue reading

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Alliance to Begin Dallas Cowboys Facilities Project This Summer

Specialty glazing contractor Alliance Glazing Technologies announced its will provide the façade for the Dallas Cowboys’ new headquarters and practice facility, which is currently under construction in Frisco, Texas. Alliance will begin the installation of building enclosure elements on the … Continue reading

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AIA Show Hits Glass and Glazing Industry’s Hot Topics

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 wrapped up Saturday afternoon in Atlanta after three days sporting a busy show floor. The glass and glazing industry maintained a strong presence throughout the event, as exhibitors ranged from glass and … Continue reading

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Construction Materials Prices Level Out in April

Prices for inputs to construction industries fell 0.1 percent in April, and prices have now fallen in six of the previous eight months, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices are also down on a … Continue reading

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