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Is COVID-19 Paving the Way for a Changed Construction Industry?

The construction industry historically has been a slow adopter of technology and digitization, but the COVID-19 crisis could force it to change more rapidly, according to a report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The report, titled “How construction … Continue reading

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Apogee Enterprises Names Nisheet Gupta Chief Financial Officer

Apogee Enterprises Inc. has selected Nisheet Gupta as the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 15, 2020. Gupta will succeed James Porter, who announced his planned retirement in December 2019. Porter will remain with the … Continue reading

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Texas Department of Insurance Postpones Adoption of 2018 IBC Due to COVID-19

The Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) adoption of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) for coastal counties under the jurisdiction of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has been postponed from April 1 to September 1 … Continue reading

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Victoria Renz-Kiefel to Replace Andreas Geith as Swisspacer’s Managing Director

Swisspacer managing director Andreas Geith is retiring from the company on May 31, 2020. Victoria Renz-Kiefel, former director of strategy at Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions, will replace Geith as managing director. Since 2011, Geith’s team-based approach has focused on finding … Continue reading

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Former Employee Alleges Arconic Fired Him Over COVID-19 Illness

A former employee of Arconic Corp., parent company of Kawneer, has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of Western Pennsylvania alleging that the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by firing him due to work … Continue reading

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