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  • 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...
  • Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors.Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, increased 11.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.30 million units in the third quarter from 4.76 million units in...
  • Congress passed legislation today [Nov. 6] that will extend and expand the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit. The bill is expected to be signed into law by President Obama on Friday.The vote is attracting praise from the National Association of Home Builders, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and many other groups that see the new legislation providing a much-needed...
  • As the demand for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified buildings continues to increase and the rating system evolves, architects are challenged to identify new ways to improve a project’s overall score. To help architects understand the sustainability benefits of building with glass as well as the latest changes in the LEED for New Construction, Version 3 rating system,...
  • The recent Vitrum show, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, proved to be a great success for Glaston despite difficult times in the glass processing industry, according to a Nov. 11 release. Glaston’s new approach to presenting its technology and solutions, Virtual Factory, was well received by the visitors. In addition, a new customer showroom that shows all the technology in action was...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its next monthly Webinar Nov. 20, according to a release. The free monthly Webinar series that focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour, is for architects, building owners, specifiers and glazing contractors.The next Webinar will be given by Kelly Farrell DuBois, national marketing manager for Hope...
  • Anyone involved with the design and construction of green buildings can now use the first comprehensive standard contract document that addresses the many challenges associated with these complex projects, according to a Nov. 10 release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The new document, known as the ConsensusDOCSTM 310 Green Building Addendum, was developed by members of the...
  • The Hot Springs Intermediate School, located in Hot Springs, Ark., may appear to be an everyday, two-story school. But in taking a closer look at the aluminum, glass and brick building it is apparent that there is much more to the building than meets the eye.Sustainability was a key factor in creating the new school. It was important that the Intermediate School incorporate solutions that help...
  • Konarka Technologies Inc., [Lowell, Mass.], an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company, along with Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., [Tamarac, Fla.], has launched the first curtain wall pilot project that will integrate Konarka Power Plastic into a wall structure at Arch’s office building in...
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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'...