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  • Daylighting helps schools do more than save energy
    Innovative Design Inc., Raleigh, N.C., builds new high performance sustainable schools, incorporating daylighting. Michael H. Nicklas, one of the owners of Innovative Design, said that the schools his company builds have the highest attendance in their counties, and absenteeism is about half of what it is in other schools ...

  • Alcoa-Alcan merger could increase prices
    Officials from the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Alcoa of Pittsburgh, announced May 7 the company planned to issue an unsolicited bid of almost $27 billion for rival Alcan Inc. of Montreal ...

  • Officials from Finland’s Glaston Corp., formerly Kyro Corp., announced the company’s net sales reached $78.9 million from January to March...
  • PPG Industries’ Director of Investor Relations Vince Morales confirmed April 19 the Pittsburgh-based company is still looking into the possible sale of its automotive original equipment manufacturer glass and automotive replacement glass and services businesses...
  • Members of the glass industry gathered in Norfolk, Va., April 15-18 for the building performance committee meeting of standards organization ASTM International in West Conshohocken, Pa.
  • Despite the advancements in energy-efficient construction technologies and products during the past decade, buildings still aren’t green enough, according to many architects at the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition May 3-5 in San Antonio...

  • Officials from Mexico’s Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. announced May 2 the company’s first quarter 2007 unaudited financial results, according to a company release the same day...

  • Although construction spending increased 0.2 percent in March compared to last month, spending still sits 2 percent less than March 2006, according to an April 30 report from the U.S. Census...

  • Prices for construction materials increased 1.2 percent in March compared to February, and increases will likely continue for several more months, according to an April 23 article from Reed Construction Data...
  • A 36-year-old carpenter from Curtice, Ohio, died April 19 at the site of the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway bridge project in Toledo after the platform he was working on collapsed...

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