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  • Glass companies today face labor shortages, toughened codes and standards, and ever-increasing demands from architects and building owners. The only way for companies to survive, let alone prosper, is through training and education, speakers said during the Midwest Glass Conference Oct. 19 in Shakopee, Minn...
  • Photo of hurricane simulator in actionAs part of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s national fall conference this week in Orlando, members got a close look at the University of Florida’s hurricane simulation equipment...
  • Officials from construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., forecasted Oct. 19 that the U.S. economy was near to, or even in, a recession, as reported in a same-day article from the Financial Times ...

  • glassblog joins in the Environmental Blog Action Day.

    Twenty teams led by college and university students designed, engineered and built structures that balance energy efficiency and aesthetics. The homes, on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12-20, maximize solar power by taking advantage of glass products that provide ample natural light while reducing heat gain ...
  • So far this year, four states have passed retainage limitation policies that will help subcontractors receive full payment on projects. Officials from the American Subcontractors Association in Alexandria, Va., say the push for reform could lead to legislation in more states...
  • The first Solar Glass Conference, organized by Artech Publishing S.r.l., Milan, and Vitrum, took place at the Congress Center, Fiera Milano, on the third day of the Vitrum show. Four main topics were on the agenda: Glass science and market aimed at the production of photovoltaic modules and solar thermal panels ...
  • The 15th Vitrum International trade fair saw the biggest turnout Oct. 6, the show press office in Milan reported: of the 6,136 visitors, 3,288 were Italian and 2,848 from outside Italy. Some exhibitors said they had their best show ever, while others reported slow traffic...
  • Energy efficient and impact resistance seemed to become the mantra for many of the near 30 presenters during the Engineered Transparence: Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering conference ...
  • The Engineered Transparency conference, Sept. 26-28 at Columbia University in New York, provided a rare opportunity for members of the glass industry to discuss innovations and trends in glass with architects, engineers and consultants...
  • After falling 11 percent in July, new construction starts partially rebounded in August, increasing 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $624.3 billion, according to a Sept. 27 release from McGraw-Hill Construction in New York. Starts for the first eight months of the 2007 reached $424.9 billion on an unadjusted basis, down 11 percent from the same period last year...
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