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Nonresidential Lifts Construction Starts in June

With the help of a rebound in the nonresidential construction sector, new construction starts in June advanced six percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion—the highest level so far in 2014—according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential building … Continue reading

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Six Finalists for RIBA Stirling Prize Announced

The shortlist for the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced, and the six buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, which be awarded October 16. “Every one … Continue reading

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CGI Windows & Doors Earns AIA Honor

CGI Windows & Doors Inc. has been named Allied Member of the Year by AIA Florida for the second time. “We are so honored to be able to work wth so many wonderful chapters of the AIA throughout Florida,” says … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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Latest Employment Report Shows Construction Recovery Remains ‘Choppy’

Twenty-seven states reduced the number of construction jobs between May and June, though construction firms in 38 states and the District of Columbia still had more employees this June than in June of 2013. Associated General Contractors of America officials … Continue reading

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Pittco’s Al Shapiro Passes Away

Al Shapiro, formerly the president of Pittco Architectural Metals in the Chicago area, passed away last Thursday. Shapiro, who was born in Chicago, was 73 years old at the time of his death. “He was a major force in our … Continue reading

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GlasWeld Appoints Elise Michaels Marketing Manager

GlasWeld, a designer and manufacturer of restoration tools for the glass industry, announced the addition of Elise Michaels as marketing manager. In her new role, Michaels will focus on social media strategies and online campaigns to promote GlasWeld’s glass repair … Continue reading

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LaCantina Once Again Makes Fastest Growing Companies List

For the second year in a row, LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s annual list … Continue reading

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PPG Appoints McGarry to Chief Operating Officer

PPG Industries promoted Michael H. McGarry, currently its executive vice president, to chief operating officer. The move will be effective August 1. According to the company, McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and … Continue reading

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PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

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PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter … Continue reading

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