Obviously, we all have felt what we do is essential and that we provide an incredible and very important building product. However, for years we had always been beaten down either in the codes or by random glass bashing articles. Now during this time of crisis we get our answer and in a majority of cases, including New York before the bigger shutdown Friday, we are deemed “essential.”
While we are all at home, keep your company in the spotlight and keep people interested in windows and doors. Winning orders is perfectly possible, even though installation is unlikely to take place for a number of months.
At NBBJ, we are in the midst of designing a 55,000-square-foot behavior health facility in Monterey, California, that shares an architectural ethos with the Empire State Building. Although the project is not a skyscraper, not an office building, nor constructed of steel, it demonstrates, as does the Empire State Building, trends that could carry the construction industry into the 22nd century.
New requirements for better performing, more sustainable and thermally efficient glass and glazing products represent an important opportunity for the industry, said Apogee CEO Joe Puishys during his keynote address at the 2020 Building Envelope Contractors Conference.
YKK AP America is looking to make Industry 5.0 a reality, with some help from academia. The company began a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s Computational Engineering and Robotics Laboratory last May with the purpose of developing technology to counteract the entrenched skilled labor shortage.