October 24, 2008
New construction starts fell 5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $529.9 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Decreased activity was reported for both nonresidential building and nonbuilding construction, while residential building managed a slight gain from a low amount.Through the first nine months of 2008, total...
October 23, 2008
New booklet provides comprehensive, unbiased overview of IG Certification process and proceduresRelated news:VIDEO: IG certification at a glance Do you know enough about insulating glass certification? According to some industry experts, you should make sure you do.From glassblog.Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, a world leader in high-performance products for the fenestration industry,...
October 21, 2008
The future is clear for the Glass Doctor® of Greater Cincinnati franchise, which opened for business despite being without power due to recent storms caused by Hurricane Ike.
October 17, 2008
New York Gov. David Paterson recently gave the go-ahead to the State Green Building Construction Act, which will require future state building to conform to green building practices.At the same time, the governor signed the green residential building grant program, which will provide incentives to residents who build green houses.
October 15, 2008
In an effort to educate security professionals in and around New York City on glass retention and window protection films, Jordan Frankel, vice president of ShatterGARD Inc. and a world-renowned glass protection expert, was asked to speak at a special Times Square Security Association Meeting, according to an Oct. 15 azobuild.com report.The Times Square Security Association Meeting included...
October 13, 2008
Members of the Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C., today urged House Democrats to develop an economic recovery plan that includes provisions to boost construction activity during an Economic Forum with leading economists, according to an Oct. 13 AGC release."A significant boost to construction in the form of increased infrastructure investment will create...
October 8, 2008
The third and final day of GlassBuild America featured a seminar on decorative glass, New Age of Trends in Decorative Glass: Options and Trends in the Market. Sixty-three industry professionals attended the seminar.Steve Schiamara, national sales director, WorldGlass, Tampa, Fla., moderated a panel of four: Belinda Bennett, principal, Bennett Design Group, Houston; Randy Brooks, president,...
October 7, 2008
World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2012 to 6.5 billion square meters. Maintaining the trend seen over the 2002-2007 period, demand will outpace real (i.e., inflationadjusted) gains in the global economy. The market value of fabricated glass (basic flat glass as well as value-added products such as laminated, tempered, insulating and mirrored glass) is...
October 6, 2008
The third Glazing Executives Forum took place on the first day of GlassBuild America, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 200 industry professionals participated in the forum, up from 143 last year and 101 the year before, said Phil James, president and CEO, National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in his welcome address. “Houston, we have a problem,” said Jeff...
October 3, 2008
The House today passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263 to 171, welcome news to the Associated General Contractors of America . The bill now goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it promptly.The package, which the Senate passed on Wednesday, 74-25, includes the financial-market rescue provisions that the House rejected on Monday, plus an...