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  • Industry set for more modest spending increases in 2017
    The U.S. construction market will close out 2016 slightly higher than the previous year, with moderate growth continuing through 2017, according to industry forecasters. However, growth in 2016 was slower than expected, and the overall construction market began to show signs of deceleration after two years of steady gains. “Total construction starts during the first half of this year lagged...
  • Overall growth expected, with slowing in multifamily and institutional
    Construction starts will continue to grow in many, but not all, construction segments in 2017, according to the Institute for Trend Research Trends 10 Report, which looks at major benchmarks of microeconomic activity, including construction. Commercial construction is poised for increased year-over-year growth, while institutional and multifamily construction will begin to slow, according to the...
  • Electrochromic, or dynamic, glass has become a solution for architects and building owners looking to provide daylight and views, while maintaining energy performance and occupant comfort. To ensure successful installation of EC glass, glaziers should familiarize themselves with the product and the installation process. EC glass is packaged as a standard insulating glass unit with the EC coating...
  • The family of I-codes published by the International Code Council (ICC) is the most widely used in the history of U.S. construction codes. Townhouses, condominiums more than four stories high, and apartment buildings, hotels and motels are considered commercial buildings in these codes. The requirements for commercial buildings are set forth in the International Building Code (IBC), the...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. Tubelite developed the 900RW Ribbon Window using...
  • The basics: The new chapel at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho, offers a place for comfort, quiet reflection and spiritual care for patients, families and staff. All St. Luke's locations have chapels to address the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff, but in 2010 Meridian's chapel space was reallocated for patient care due to lack of space. In 2012 a group of...
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    Closer LookRead more about the 2017 construction forecast from Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.Glazier BulletinWatch the video How to Install SageGlass Dynamic Glass, produced by SageGlass. For more instructional videos from the company, visit sageglass.com/videos.   International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing...
  • The industry's new fight promotes glass with added value, in larger sizes, across more applications
    Deloitte Tower in Montreal features high-tech, high-performance building systems that are designed to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 40 percent, compared to a conventional office tower. The project features more than 250,000 square feet of value-added, high-performance exterior glass from glass manufacturer Guardian Glass. Low-emissivity, high-performance SunGuard AG 50 encloses the office...
  • The basics:  Completed in August 2016, the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Segovia, Spain, is the city’s new convention center, housing an 800-seat auditorium. Once a royal hunting palace during the 17th and 18th centuries, the convention center now features an architectural glass façade combined with the original materials of stone and slate. The new façade incorporates more than 500...
  • The basics: The Westfield Terminal 2 project at Los Angeles Airport is a $300 million renovation featuring a new design that "reflects the energy of LA's on-the-go culture," according to designers. A major challenge was completing renovations on schedule with the terminal open and operational during construction. Airport security also complicated the project, and locations for work constantly...
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