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A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Hurricane season is a reminder about the importance of planning when constructing a building.  Storm hardening, or building-in protection against high-wind damage, has become an increasing priority for many owners of commercial buildings, developers and project teams. But before building in a high-risk area, a first step should include hiring a team who understands the [...]

By |2013-09-19T12:01:42+00:00September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

What to Do When a Glazing Contractor Goes Out of Business

Trainor Glass, a big player in the glass and curtain wall industry in the U.S., went out of business last week. During better times, they were a great company and it is sad to see them go. A company of that size no doubt had many projects in various stages of progress and completion and [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:29+00:00March 6th, 2012|Windows|Comments Off on What to Do When a Glazing Contractor Goes Out of Business

Contract glaziers continue to invest in R&D, despite tough economy

Contract glaziers continue to invest in R&D, despite tough economy: http://ow.ly/57deN #aec #glazing

By |2011-06-01T09:35:10+00:00June 1st, 2011|Construction, Windows|Comments Off on Contract glaziers continue to invest in R&D, despite tough economy

Hurricane Windows: Fact or Fiction?

By William D. Smith As we approach another hurricane season, one that the prognosticators tell us will be very active, building owners on the eastern seaboard and the Gulf coast states will begin to think about preparedness.  Not only will the weather experts issue words of caution, but manufacturers of building products will also bombard [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00May 22nd, 2011|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Windows|Comments Off on Hurricane Windows: Fact or Fiction?