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  • New technologies or methods of working often take years, decades even, from the time they are introduced and taken up by the early adopters to when they eventually go mainstream However, the feeling in the industry is that, for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the time has come Autodesk, for example, is predicting sales nearing the half million mark of its 3D software over the next couple of...
  • With climate change high on the agenda, the Japanese hosts of the G-8 summit have worked hard to make the event as green as possible. The temporary, low-emissions press center was built with recycled and reusable material and has many green features: solar panels to generate power, louvers to limit radiant heat and skylights to maximize natural light, according to July 7 blog on
  • Sejal Architectural Glass received an encouraging response from investors, providing a listing gain of 13 percent on July 1. However, the weak market conditions have led to profit-booking in the stock, according to a July 7 article in The Economic Times.
  • A man was killed when two tons of laminated glass sheets fell onto him in Johannesburg on Monday morning, emergency officials said.Netcare 911 spokesperson Mark Stokoe said the accident happened while the man, in his mid-20s, was unloading 20 sheets of glass from a truck in Denver, according to a July 7 article.
  • Flower City Glass is proud to announce the launch of its all-new Web site at Launched on Tuesday, July 1, the Web site is Flower City Glass' latest initiative in an increasingly competitive field of online media, according to a PR Web release.
  • Japan's key stock index extended its sell-off to an 11th straight session July 3, its longest slide in 54 years, according to an Associated Press report the same day.Especially hard hit Thursday were glass makers, trading firms and iron and steel companies, on mounting concerns over a slowdown in the auto industry, the report states."It has become clear that car sales are declining, and so that...
  • Taylor Woodrow is nearing completion of the installation stage of the nine glass canopies on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Frank Gehry's first project in England, according to a July 3 article from Building.
  • Demand for aluminum is outpacing demand, forcing prices up, according to a July 1 article from Already-high aluminum prices could increase 33 percent in the next couple of years, according to the article.
  • A bipartisan group of nine U.S. senators are pushing for an energy summit after the Independence Day recess, according to a June 30 article from the Oil and Gas Journal. "Our country is in serious danger because of skyrocketing energy costs. This growing crisis demands urgent action and we must be committed to coming together in a bipartisan way to develop comprehensive energy legislation,...
  • Construction spending fell in May for the 11th time in the past year as a continuing slump in housing offset strength in nonresidential building. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that construction spending dropped 0.4 percent in May, slightly less than had been expected. There was strength in spending on hotels and office buildings, according to a July 1 article in the Miami Herald.
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