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WHEATON SPRAGUE NEWS

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904, 2018

How to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIM

April 9th, 2018|

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been a buzz word in the industry for the past decade. In 2011, 13 percent of people in the building industry were aware of and using BIM. That rose to 62 percent in 2017, according to the National BIM Report 2017 published by NBS. The number of industry professionals who were neither aware of nor using BIM decreased from 43 percent in 2011 to only 3 percent in 2017.

904, 2018

Glass-Related Construction on the Rise

April 9th, 2018|

Construction spending increased in most building sectors relevant to the glass and glazing industry, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of construction put in place, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in nonresidential construction edged up 0.1 percent from January to February and 1.3 percent from February 2017

904, 2018

Are you ready for Hurricane Season?

April 9th, 2018|

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport Curtain Wall Project is shaping up nicely. Pictured here is the east connector elevation looking toward the concourse, and currently under construction. The CDIA project is being executed in our North Carolina Branch office. It is the office's largest project in terms of square footage, and their largest blast design and analysis project to date.  There are a significant number of glass types on the project as well. Our glazing subcontracting partner on this project is SPS Corporation out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Congratulations to the entire team on this stellar project.

1903, 2018

Amazon’s Headquarters: Block 14, 19, and 20 Time Lapse

March 19th, 2018|

View the camera construction of Amazon's "Rufus", Block 14, Block 19 and the spheres, and the start of the core on the Block 20 here. The CDIA project is being executed in our North Carolina Branch office. It is the office's largest project in terms of square footage, and their largest blast design and analysis project to date.  There are a significant number of glass types on the project as well. Our glazing subcontracting partner on this project is SPS Corporation out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Congratulations to the entire team on this stellar project.

1903, 2018

Will Your Engineering Save you Money on Increasing Glass and Glazing Materials?

March 19th, 2018|

Will Your Engineering Save you Money on the Increasing Prices of Materials? The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that prices for materials used in the glass and glazing industry went up in February.