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  • The European Union fined four glass companies a total of about $724 million on Nov. 28 for conspiring to raise European market prices for flat glass. EU officials state that the four companies coordinated several simultaneous price increases between 2004 and 2005 ...
  • Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., have joined an industrywide effort to combat the revised Z26.1 Automotive Glazing Standard, urging members and those involved in the repair and replacement of automotive glass to submit comments to the American National Standards Institute recommending against its approval. All comments are due to ANSI by Dec. 24, 2007. Specifically,...
  • While total construction starts remained unchanged from September, nonresidential building increased 9 percent to $22.8 billion ...

  • Part two of four

    While the Midwest commercial construction market is not experiencing dazzling growth, contractors say it remains steady with some areas of growth. The region’s construction market has been unaffected by the financial market downturn ...

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Japan, returned to profit in the second quarter, which ended Sept. 30, with $42 million net income, according to financial statements released Nov. 21. For the same quarter last year, NSG reported a loss of $35 million ...

  • Nonresidential construction economy vibrant in short term


    Part one of four

    The October Architectural Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., released Nov. 16, projects a slowdown for nonresidential construction, as billings slow nationwide with the West hit hardest. The index, derived from a work-on-the-boards survey of architects, is a projection of nonresidential construction activity six months down the road ...

  • Architectural billings rebounded slightly in October, according to a Nov. 16 release from the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. The Architectural Billings Index suffered a steep downturn from July to September, falling from 60 to 51.1. In October, the ABI edged up slightly to 53.2, according to the release ...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada have tentative plans to expand the Energy Star Windows Rating to commercial systems ...
  • For years, representatives from several industry associations have worked to guide the development of a nonresidential fenestration energy rating program by the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md. At NFRC’s fall meeting, Nov. 5-8 in Tempe, Ariz., the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., joined the associations involved in the CMA process, hoping to protect its contract glazing members and the commercial building industry as a whole from possible road blocks created in the program ...

  • NFRC Meeting Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it.

    Manufacturers and several test laboratory representatives butted heads over the use of default values in the nonresidential rating program under development by the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md...
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