EDITORS NOTE: A portion of this blog is the same as last week. My blog gets picked up by e glass weekly from Glass Magazine and a good amount of my readership see it there only, and with the holiday last week, they did not grab the last edition. So I added some new pieces, including fresh links and video but some of the subjects are the same. THANK YOU for reading!
The Architectural Billings Index did bounce back in May after a very bad April, which for many observers is a major positive. Add that with a very positive business attitude right now (most people are saying they are very busy and doing well) and you have a nice little moment happening. Hopefully it lasts for a very long while. I know we are not close to the “good ole days” but we are surely in a better place than we have been. Let’s keep it going!
-- As you may have heard by now the big ASHRAE meeting happened a couple of weeks ago and after more than 70 letters from the industry and interested observers the task committee decided to delay any actions. So they will take this all in and really should, given all of the consensus at play here, make the right call to not go forward with their plans to limit the use of glass. The industry came through this time, which is quite exciting to say the least. Hopefully now there is nothing that gets in the way of the right call being made by this committee.
-- The Wall Street Journal had a nice little piece on Guardian and their new relationship with Koch Brothers. Always good when our industry can be placed in a positive light. It’s online if you have a subscription to the WSJ, otherwise, you’ll have to wait til the paywall comes down.
-- Congrats to Oldcastle Building Envelope, they recently picked up an award for their advertising of their BIM product. It was a great campaign and they deserved it. I have picked on Oldcastle in the past, but I have also been complimentary when applicable and this is surely the case.
-- For those of you who run or exercise with music… great song to add to your playlist… “We Own It” by 2Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. It’s from the latest Fast and Furious movie and it’s a great piece.
-- Yes in the same blog I just noted that business is good, the industry has consensus, complimented Oldcastle and recommended a tune by a guy named “2Chainz”. I am guessing the world will be ending tomorrow for sure. Ha Ha.
-- I am starting to get excited for the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild America. The State of the Industry panel is coming together and I will tell you this, it is going to be a blockbuster. Really strong leaders speaking on the subjects that affect this world every day from all-different walks of our industry life. More info coming soon, but needless to say, you will want to be there for this session!
-- Last this week, on Tuesday, I celebrate my 2nd anniversary on my own. Thank you to everyone who supported and continues this adventure. My family and I will are and will always be grateful.
LINKS of the WEEK
-- As a great friend of mine said on this link- “Pass the Pop Tarts, I’ll bring the Milk” and you know what…. Absolutely… just crazy workouts out there.
-- For the fellow travel warriors out there… fun top 10 list about flight attendants. The Diet Coke one was a shocker for me.
-- This one is a pretty mind blowing quick piece as a son rats out his Mom. (Right thing to do- but yet odd)
VIDEO of the WEEK
Thank you to old friend Scott Hoover for this week’s video… a very cool first pitch from a rhythmic gymnast. Not sure if Scott taught her this or not, but its awesome!