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February 2015

Heart of Glass

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Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write this very public love letter. It’s for you to guess who the addressee is, but then again,  I think you know already. I think you know because you may feel the same way—if you underwent the same process I did, thinking your lot in the business world just happened to include this particular material. But then, the more you got to know it, understand it and see what it could do, the more you loved it. And I do love glass, as much as you can love any inanimate object, anyway. I love the way it looks, the way it moves,… Read More »

A Final Bow to BAU

Bau in Munich attracted more than a quarter of a million attendees.

It’s amazing to me that more than 150,000 individuals involved in construction attended the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Vegas and, at the same time, more than 250,000 similarly situated individuals attended the BAU (Build) construction show in Munich, Germany. I have been writing about the show quite a bit these last few weeks. Today, I want to focus on the trends in doors and windows at the show. Halls B4 and C4 were the focus for doors and windows of all types, as well as locks, fittings, access and sunshade systems. Here are some of the notable European trends most likely to make their way across the Atlantic in… Read More »

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