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Construction Employment Lags or Matches Pre-Pandemic Level in 101 Metro Areas

Construction employment declined or stagnated in 101 metro areas between February 2020, the last month before the pandemic, and last month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials … Continue reading

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University of Toledo to Hold Memorial for Glass Industry Veteran

The University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio, plans to hold a memorial to celebrate the life and contributions of Norman Nitschke, engineer and glass industry veteran, on August 17. Nitschke is known for his work advancing glass tempering technology and … Continue reading

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EPA Invites Companies to Do the Math on Proposed Energy Star Requirements

Officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grabbed the mic Tuesday to explain how the agency arrived at the criteria proposed in Draft 1 of Energy Star 7.0 for residential windows, doors and skylights. In a more than hourlong … Continue reading

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Where are We Now? Economist Looks at Construction Spending Changes Post Pandemic

Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has some good news. Not only is nonresidential construction—a key market for glass and glazing products—up year-over-year in every region of the U.S., contractors have also gone from little to … Continue reading

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Comment Period Open for BHMA Standard

September 6 is the comment deadline for the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association’s (BHMA) BSR/BHMA A156.44-202x, Standard for Hardware for Architectural Glass Openings, which will establish performance requirements for exit device hardware used on swinging architectural glass doors and includes operational, … Continue reading

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