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  • Pointing to a complete lack of available financing and new projects going into the pipeline, Peter Linneman, consultant and professor, Wharton School of Business, said supply and demand fundamentals for the commercial construction market will remain weak through 2013, during a keynote session at the 2009 Building and Infrastructure Conference hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting...
  • A new ASTM International standards developing activity, Subcommittee E44.20 on Glass for Solar Applications, was formed during a virtual meeting on Sept. 29. Meeting participants, including government representatives, equipment and product manufacturers and members of ASTM International Committees E44 on Solar, Geothermal and Alternative Energy Sources and C14 on Glass and Glass Products approved...
  • The solar installation at UT’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation will become the largest solar field in Ohio upon its completion by the end of this year, according to industry sources.“UT will have the largest solar field in Ohio and it was built cheaper, faster and quicker thanks to ADG and First Solar,” said Norm Johnston, chairman of Ohio Advanced Energy (OAE), a...
  • RavenBrick, Denver, debuted a smart window technology during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Nov. 11-13. RavenWindow, the company’s thermochromic switchable window, automatically tints when the glass temperature rises.

  • The Upper West Side, that bastion of liberal thinking and discretionary spending nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River on the island of Manhattan, is finally getting its own Apple Store.The retail outlet — Apple's 279th and the city's fourth — is scheduled to open Saturday [Nov. 14] morning. On Thursday [Nov. 12], the press got an early tour of the facility.It's a...
  • Green construction will do much more than reduce emissions and better the environment; it will also make the United States more secure and improve the economy, according to former Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, and author. Gore spoke Nov. 11 during the opening keynote and celebration of the Greenbuild National Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

  • The green building market, including nonresidential and residential construction, is likely to more than double from today’s $36-$49 billion to $96-$104 billion by 2013, according to a release of green building facts from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., the host of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 11-13 in Phoenix.

  • The Glass Association of North America named Urmilla Sowell technical director, according to a Nov. 11 release. Sowell joined GANA as assistant technical director in 2007, working with Greg Carney, former technical director, who has since formed an independent consulting firm and will continue to serve the organization through a planned seamless transition. The GANA board of directors...
  • To some extent, sitting in on International Code Council hearings is a bit like watching a professional baseball game. You have to know the rules, and the players involved, to actually understand what is happening. And sometimes, amid long periods of tedium, there are flairs of the dramatic.Such was the case at the code development hearings, which started at the end of October and conclude this...
  • The San Francisco metro area has seen its home values drop by a quarter, and the city still has some pain to work through. The city's median home price is expected fall another 8.3 percent by June 2010.After that, however, the market there may come roaring back: Fiserv predicts a 14.3 percent gain between June 2010 and June 2011. Averaged out, that means a 4.8 percent gain over the...
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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'...