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Settlement Talks Have “Significantly Progressed” in Case between Oldcastle, BNP Media

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BNP Media, publisher of the magazine Building Envelope and buildingenvelopeonline.com, has been granted a second deadline extension to respond to a lawsuit Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) recently filed against it. The motion, filed July 14, was approved by Judge A. Joe … Continue reading

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Report: Glass, Doors and Windows Could be Strong U.S. Exports

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A global construction boom and a growing emphasis on “green” building technologies will create strong opportunities for U.S. building products exporters, including manufacturers of glass, doors and windows. That’s according to the 2015 Top Markets Report for Building Products and … Continue reading

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Will Florida Code Changes Boost Window Prices?

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On June 30, the Florida Building Code’s 5th Edition went into effect. One of the biggest changes involves dropping the prescriptive solar heat gain coefficient for residential windows from 0.30 to 0.25. The code changes have many in the industry wondering … Continue reading

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Florida to Test Windows to Silence Loud Trains

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There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of a train’s horn—and Sanford, Fla., residents have had enough of it. The SunRail train station, operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), has been waking up the locals since its … Continue reading

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Oregon Seis-ing up its Schools

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Legislative leaders in Oregon have allocated $300 million in bond funding for seismic upgrades and other safety improvements in K-12 schools throughout the state, as part of the legislature’s $1.2 billion capital construction budget. Whether or not that means improvements … Continue reading

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Viracon Issues Price Increase

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Owatonna, Minn.-based glass fabricator Viracon has announced to its customers and industry partners a price increase for quote requests received on or after July 13. According to a letter issued this week by Garret Henson, vice president of sales and … Continue reading

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SIKA’s Board Says No to Proposed Agenda Changes at Extraordinary Meeting

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Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s board has denied Schenker-Winkler Holdings (SWH) request to revise the agenda for the July 24, 2015 extraordinary general meeting. “In view of the resolutions of the annual general meeting of April 14, 2015, SWH’s … Continue reading

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Millennials Giving Major Boost to Multifamily Construction

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The focus of the U.S. housing market might be shifting in a big way: from owning single-family homes to renting multi-family units, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Millennials are … Continue reading

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New Organization Aims to Rate Window Attachments

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The newly launched Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), which is part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, seeks to start a rating, labeling and certification program for energy efficiency in window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, awnings and … Continue reading

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A Look Back at GPD 2015

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This month’s newscast takes a look back at Glass Performance Days 2015, which concluded last Friday in Tampere, Finland. Watch the video for more in some of the sessions, hear what attendees had to say, and catch a glimpse into … Continue reading

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