Registration open for AAMA conference

AAMA_conference

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) opened registration for its 79th annual conference from Feb. 14 to 17 in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s theme is ‘Surf City,’ with optional events including a golf tournament and dolphin and whale watching. There will also be an awards banquet on the evening of Feb. 15.

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UN Headquarters wins top sustainability honor

NEW YORK USA - Sep 27 2015: 70th session of UN General Assembly. United Nations Building in New York is the headquarters of the United Nations organization.

The renovation of the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City received the Honor Award at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC’s) 2015 ‘Beyond Green’ High-performance Building and Community Awards.

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World’s 100th supertall skyscraper completed in New York City

Supertall

The 432 Park Avenue skyscraper in New York City marks the completion of the world’s 100th supertall structure. Standing at 425.5 m (1396 ft), Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the world and the 14th tallest overall. It is New York City’s seventh supertall structure, which makes it the city with the second highest number, behind Dubai with 18.

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Construction firms planning to grow in 2016

Workers

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released survey results stating 71 percent of construction firms plan to expand their headcount this year. The survey, which was part of “The Challenges Facing a Growing Industry: The 2016 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook,” indicates contractors foresee a positive year, despite tight labor conditions, regulatory burdens, and IT security challenges.

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