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  • GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will buzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to teach, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries...

  • As owners require architects to stick to tight budgets despite rising material prices, architects rely on contract glaziers to come up with economical solutions for glass and glazing that don’t compromise their original design visions...
  • The latest version of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Beige Book, released Sept. 6, reported strong commercial development and construction in most of the 12 geographic districts nationwide...
  • So far in 2006, bath-enclosure manufacturers have been hit with price increases for their glass and aluminum commodities. In August, the manufacturers reported spiking hardware prices as well...

  • Glaziers still call Sin City a good bet

    In 2004, developers flooded Las Vegas with plans to build about 90,000 luxury high-rise condominium units. But more than half may never be built due to high construction costs, rising interest rates and a labor shortage...

  • After two months of declines, the Architectural Billings Index edged up in July, thanks to large gains for commercial and industrial firms, according to an Aug. 23 release from The American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C...

  • Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane...

  • After years of lawsuits, officials from the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., and the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, Mass., reached a settlement on three disputes, according to an Aug. 14 NFPA release...
  • Not as good as in the 1990s
    Analysts project that demand for advanced flat-glass products will expand nearly 6 percent per year to generate sales of $7.7 billion by 2010, according to a study released Aug. 21 by the Freedonia Group of Cleveland...
  • 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...
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