Category: Company News

Vitro Glass names Dritz national architectural manager

“Emily has a unique educational and professional background that enables her to communicate well with architects,” said Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass. “In addition to being a registered architect, she has extensive expertise in glass performance, construction and the LEED® certification process. That knowledge and her ability to understand architects’ project requirements have quickly made her a trusted resource for architects as well as glazing contractors and glass fabricators.”

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Firestone Building Products Announces New President

Bridgestone executive Taylor Cole has been named president, Firestone Building Products effective August 14. Tim Dunn, current president, Firestone Building Products, will retire Oct. 1 after more than 31 years with Firestone and its parent company, Bridgestone Americas.

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Jacobs Engineering to acquire CH2M

“By increasing our industry reach and adding to our already extensive skills, this transaction enhances our value to our clients and bolsters Jacobs’ position as a premier consulting, design, engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance technical services firm. CH2M brings to Jacobs a talented, engaged team with capabilities and values that are very complementary to our own. Together, we will bring more solutions to our clients, give more opportunity to our employees and create increased value for Jacobs’ shareholders. In addition, this transaction is consistent with our M&A criteria, accelerating our ability to achieve our financial growth targets and propelling Jacobs toward our vision of providing innovative solutions for a more connected, sustainable world,” said Steve Demetriou, Jacobs’ Chairman and CEO.

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The Roderick Group and Ardmore Associates join forces, create engineering powerhouse

Two prominent Chicago-based, African American-owned engineering companies have merged to create a fully integrated engineering and construction management consulting firm. Ardmore Associates and The Roderick Group have joined forces to become one of the largest minority-owned firms in Chicago and the region, as well as one of the top 20 largest engineering firms headquartered in Illinois.

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Covestro pledges to advance resource-efficient building in emerging markets with IFC’s EDGE

“IFC’s collaboration with Covestro will help empower the private sector in emerging markets to adopt low-carbon construction materials,” said Alzbeta Klein, director and global head for IFC’s climate business. “It unites us in shared thought leadership so that, together, we can amplify the awareness and education of sustainable building practices in emerging markets.”

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches Vitro InspireScapes blog

Recent topics covered on Vitro InspireScapes include how to use a new online tool for generating three-part Construction Specifier Institute (CSI) glass specifications; the importance of full-size mock-ups for accurate job-site evaluation of glass samples; and a line of patterned, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses developed jointly by Walker Glass and Vitro Glass to protect birds and the environment.

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Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design—defining what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevating the value of landscapes in the built environment.

Photo above: Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential.

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