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Confidence in Resiliency Expertise Low Among Contractors Even as Demand Increases

Jul 30th, 2022

Dodge Construction Network’s latest The Civil Quarterly study finds that increasing resilience of U.S. infrastructure is a priority across the industry. The study’s data shows that 82% of civil contractors and 92% of civil engineers say that they have worked on projects that prioritize resilience. The Civil Quarterly report, which is produced along with Infotech […]

Vitro Updates Glass Education Website with New Sustainability Content

Jul 29th, 2022

Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online glass education website with three new articles that address topics related to sustainability, a discussion of biophilia and a review of green building codes. The company announced that the updates provide further educational resources to go along with an array of videos, infographics, slide shows and narrative articles […]

AEC Advocates for Overhaul of Aluminum 232 Exclusions Process

Jul 28th, 2022

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) on July 20 testified in a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries. The AEC and its president, Jeff Henderson, say domestic extruders are put at a disadvantage by the current process. “Despite some initial relief for the […]

New Standard Test Method Paves the Way for Increasing School Safety

Jul 28th, 2022

The glass and glazing industry has strived to do its part to ensure school safety. After eight months of dedicated efforts, the industry is now one step closer to having a universal standard that will help create a safe and secure learning environment. A new ASTM International document, Standard Test Method for Forced-Entry-Resistance of Fenestration […]

Enjoy the View

Jul 28th, 2022

The Hotel Riu Plaza España has been a focal point of Madrid’s skyline for decades. Long considered the first skyscraper in the city, the structure was inaugurated in 1953, baptized with the name “From Madrid to Heaven” and remains a tourist destination. Towering above its surroundings, the 27-floor hotel today features a new addition that […]

Maximized Daylighting

Jul 13th, 2022

Architectural firm Mithun designed the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion, part of the University of California, Irvine’s living-learning community. The new mixed-use facility spans six stories and 215,000 square feet, and features Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Thirty percent of the project’s façade is clad with glass. In addition, operable windows deliver natural ventilation to […]

And We’re Back: Glass Industry Companies Gather for the Return of the AIA Conference on Architecture

Jul 13th, 2022

When it’s been three years since your last national conference, you make sure its return is a big one. That’s what the American Institute of Architects (AIA) did this year with its Conference on Architecture, last held in 2019. This year’s event is underway at McCormick Place in Chicago, with hundreds of exhibitors excited to […]

AIA Exhibitors Focus on Partnerships and Solutions

Jul 13th, 2022

If there was a theme among exhibitors at this year’s American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture, it might be “solutions.” Several companies focused on ways to not only provide a product for their customers but to work with them to provide a package of systems and solutions to meet their needs for specific […]

Dodge Momentum Index Reaches 14-Year High

Jul 13th, 2022

The Dodge Momentum Index reached a 14-year high in June following a less than one percentage point increase from May’s reading of 173.1, according to Dodge Construction Network. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure for nonresidential building project planning. The index is shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In […]

Growth Forecast for Nonresidential Building Starts in 2022

Jun 2nd, 2022

The Southern region has seen an influx of residents in the past two years and many states are on the road to recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, labor shortages continue to plague much of the region and could continue to affect recovery in the months to come. Still, experts say the […]

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