Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • As owners require architects to stick to tight budgets despite rising material prices, architects rely on contract glaziers to come up with economical solutions for glass and glazing that don’t compromise their original design visions...
  • The latest version of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Beige Book, released Sept. 6, reported strong commercial development and construction in most of the 12 geographic districts nationwide...
  • Glaziers still call Sin City a good bet

    In 2004, developers flooded Las Vegas with plans to build about 90,000 luxury high-rise condominium units. But more than half may never be built due to high construction costs, rising interest rates and a labor shortage...

  • After two months of declines, the Architectural Billings Index edged up in July, thanks to large gains for commercial and industrial firms, according to an Aug. 23 release from The American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C...

  • Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane...

  • After years of lawsuits, officials from the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., and the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, Mass., reached a settlement on three disputes, according to an Aug. 14 NFPA release...
  • Not as good as in the 1990s
    Analysts project that demand for advanced flat-glass products will expand nearly 6 percent per year to generate sales of $7.7 billion by 2010, according to a study released Aug. 21 by the Freedonia Group of Cleveland...
  • U.S. retail construction activity fell 10 percent and retail renovations dropped 30 percent in the first six months of 2006, compared to the same period last year, according to research from the International Council of Shopping Centers, with U.S. offices in New York...
  • The study of fractology rarely makes headlines, but when glass breaks, falling onto people, everyone wants to know why...
  • A mid-July survey of U.S. float-glass manufacturers about the health of their glass supplies produced a range of opinions on inventory levels, and consensus on a singular fact: Don’t expect to pick up the phone and order with the same lead time you had in the past, suppliers advise...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...