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BOD, PR, and Q&A

I have written a few times on the book "Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm" by Patrick MacLeamy former CEO of HOK. I was lucky enough to get an email interview with Patrick and here is Part 1. You’ll see how his passion comes through here and the book was the same way.  

By Max Perilstein | November 03, 2020

Better News

The latest Architectural Billings Index was released this week and it was an absolute stunner. The scoring was way beyond what I expected or what conventional wisdom was pointing to. After a few months being stuck at 40―remember a score of 50 is break-even―the index shot up to 47 this month. Absolute jaw dropper.  

By Max Perilstein | October 27, 2020

glasstec Virtual Kicks Off with the Latest in Products and Education

glasstec Virtual kicks off today. Like many trade shows and industry events, this year’s incarnation has moved online―the in-person event is slated to return in June of 2021 in its traditional venue in Düsseldorf, Germany.

By Norah Dick | October 20, 2020

A Book, an Index, a Reminder, and More...

This whole Architectural Billings Index, as well as all of the forecasts, have been defying some conventional wisdom in when and where they are dropping. Obviously, I don’t want negative, but it is coming. Work on the books is dropping in real life, so eventually it’s going to play out here. 

By Max Perilstein | October 20, 2020

The Integrity of Estimates – What is Fair?

Every contractor knows how difficult it is to find the right formula for calculating estimates. In fact, many will say it’s the single most difficult part of being a glass shop owner. As I gained experience in bidding projects, I came to realize that I was looking at it all wrong. 

By Chris Phillips | October 13, 2020

Continuing the Comeback

FGIA's economic forecast featured a prediction that the airline and hotel industries will come back. I hope this call on the return to success by airlines and hotels happens and happens soon.  

By Max Perilstein | October 13, 2020

Groundhog Day – Are you inexplicably living the same day over and over again? 

When faced with the same challenges repeatedly, instead of throwing in the towel, we have the unique opportunity to look at what is and isn’t working with a critical and measured eye. This may mean it’s time to expand on what’s driving sales, effectively adding to your customer base or expediting the supply chain process.  

By David Vermeulen | October 06, 2020

15 Years!

It was in October of 2005 that I started this blog. Never in my wildest dreams did I think 15 years later I’d still be plugging away, week after week posting, but here I am. Fifteen years this month. Allow me to please take a quick look backwards, especially for those of you new folks who found me thanks to GlassBuild.

By Max Perilstein | October 06, 2020

Finishing Strong

Well here we are, another month down as we steam toward the end (thankfully) of 2020. And, also, with the end of the month comes the end of the awesome GlassBuild Connect event. It has been a heck of a run, and this week it finishes strong with some amazing panels. 

By Max Perilstein | September 29, 2020

Get Ready for Change

 5 key takeaways from industry experts at the July NGA Glass Conference.