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  • U.S. retail construction activity fell 10 percent and retail renovations dropped 30 percent in the first six months of 2006, compared to the same period last year, according to research from the International Council of Shopping Centers, with U.S. offices in New York...
  • The study of fractology rarely makes headlines, but when glass breaks, falling onto people, everyone wants to know why...
  • A mid-July survey of U.S. float-glass manufacturers about the health of their glass supplies produced a range of opinions on inventory levels, and consensus on a singular fact: Don’t expect to pick up the phone and order with the same lead time you had in the past, suppliers advise...
  • Rising producer prices for glass through the last 12 months matched a steep rise in product prices for overall nonresidential buildings, according to data released Aug. 15 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor...
  • In the future, nonresidential fenestration system manufacturers could have a choice of two thermal performance rating procedures, if a proposal backed by several industry associations passes through the International Code Council’s code hearings in September...
  • While residential private construction spending dipped 1 percent in June, nonresidential private spending rose 2.7 percent to an annual rate of $303.1 billion, according to an Aug. 1 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Talks have failed between officials at the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association in Topeka, Kan., and the Americas Glass Association in Placerville, Calif. They were striving to reach a consensus on whether to create standards or building codes for the bath-enclosure industry...
  • Analysts from the Tokyo-based Rating and Investment Information Inc. maintained their AA issuer rating for Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, according to a July 31 article in The Nikkei Weekly...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
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