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Are You Being Honored and Recognized?

I was watching television awhile ago and heard DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg talk about the importance of honoring his studio's employees. Katzenberg said in the interview: "The thing that I have learned, and I only wish that I knew it 25 or 30 years ago, which is to honor...

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Construction Projections and Forecasts (October 2014)

Here are useful construction-related projections and forecasts released in recent months: Construction in the US to 2018: Market Forecast http://marketreportsstore.com/construction-in-the-us-to-2018-market-forecast/ Timetric's "Construction in the US to 2018: Market Forecast" contains detailed historic and forecast market value data for the construction industry, including a breakdown of the data by construction activity...

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Reaching New Employer Markets

According to an article that ran earlier this summer in Ad Age, Construction Industry Markets to Build Younger Workforce, the construction industry is trying to market itself as a place to use advanced math, science and technical skills. A 2013 survey by the AGC says 74 percent of construction firms...

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Certifying Parking Garages

In the July issue, I wrote an article that looks as the use of metal in designing parking structures. On June 2, the Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute (IPI), launched its Green Garage Certification program. Considered the equivalent of the USGBC's LEED program, the Green...

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More about Skylights

In the June 2014 issue of Metal Construction News, I wrote an article about Skylights and didn't have room for this additional information. Below are the companies that contributed to it: AmeriLux International LMCurbs Palram Americas Inc. Velux America Inc. Wasco Products Inc. Metal roofs are an ideal medium...

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2014 Hall of Fame Nominations

In the past two years, the industry has recognized 14 members in the Metal Construction Hall of Fame, two of them posthumously. The Hall of Fame was established to recognize the giants in the metal construction industry, who have through innovation, devotion and excellence improved our daily lives. We're...

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