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  • The U.S. Green Building Council’s most recent update to the family of LEED ratingsystems, LEED 2009 will be available for use by the public beginning in March of2009. Currently, LEED 2009 will include revisions to rating systems aimed atcommercial buildings only (including NC, CI, CS, EBOM and Schools), withrevisions to additional rating systems to follow.
  • Global steel output fell last year after climbing for six years, as demand by car makers and construction dropped amid recessions in the U.S. and Europe, the World Steel Association said Thursday.Steel production dropped 1.2 percent from a record high in 2007 and tumbled nearly a quarter in December from the same month in the previous year, said the group.The downturn comes after steel makers...
  • In further signs of the dire economic situation, new-home construction fell to record lows in December and jobless claims continued to soar, the government reported Thursday.New-home construction fell 15.5 percent from November to December to an annual pace of 550,000 units, the slowest pace since the Commerce Department starting compiling the data in 1959. Home builders have all but shut down...
  • New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost 2 million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction lay offs that have occurred, said Stephen Fuller, George Mason University economist, according to a Jan. 22 AGC release.Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf...
  • The American Institute of Architects is reporting a small increase in its December architectural billings index, but still 19 points lower than it was a year earlier.The index—considered a leading economic indicator of construction activity—continued to show decreases in billings, but the rate increased from the continued record lows reported by the institute between October and...
  • Copper fell to a one-week low in London, dropping for a third consecutive day, as expanding stockpiles of the metal signaled worsening demand. Aluminum rebounded from a five-year low.Inventories of copper in warehouses monitored by the London Metal Exchange jumped 1.2 percent to 422,450 metric tons, the highest since January 2004. The economy in China, the largest user of the metal, grew 6.8...
  • Registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference is now open, according to a Jan. 21 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati...
  • The Glass Doctor of Beltsville franchise owned by Clarence Williams is now open and ready to "fix your panes!"Glass Doctor of Beltsville offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass repair and replacement services. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24- hour emergency service is available."We're pleased to be a part of Glass Doctor, we...
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2009, May 11-12, Shanghai, is Jan. 23. See Call for Papers brochure for information about content. Organizers encourage proposals or abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations to be submitted online.Important dates:Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 23Notification of paper acceptance: January Release of final program:...
  • Windows are one of the most significant costs in building projects or home renovations. Next to that are the bills homeowners have to pay for heating and air conditioning. Solving two problems under one roof -- literally -- is an Israeli company Alubin that has developed all-season reversible windows. The solution is also good for the environment. Based on the research of Professors Evyatar Erell...
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  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...
  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates.