Volume 41, Issue 12 - December 2006


Optimism Ahead for Commercial Construction
Reed Construction Data’s Eleventh Annual Construction Forecast Conference offered the industry a look into the future, with the experts’ expectations for the construction industry in the year ahead. 

Housing and Economic Forecast

The most noted economic and housing experts gathered recently to discuss the outlook for 2007. USGlass was there and brings you all the information relevant to your company.

Coming Up Short

Is a shortage of glass on the horizon? We’ll let you know here.

The Journey of 9 Halls

Those who attended glasstec 2006 found anything and 
everything during the October show in Germany. Read our take on the show here.

Code Actions

A run-down of industry-related ICC code change approvals.

A look at what’s trendy these days when it comes to shower enclosures and why shower design is an important—and lucrative—industry.

Lessons Learned
Curved glass shower enclosures are one of the latest bathroom trends. This article will help you prepare to take on these jobs.

Still Going Strong
This year marked the 50th anniversary for Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Read about the company’s early days and developments that brought it to where it is today.

The Big Time
Part two of our GlassBuild America 2006 coverage.



On The Cover:
This shower wall features a standard UltraGlas® Wave design. 
Photo courtesy of UltraGlas
Designer: Julie Rooney Interiors
Photography: © Daniel A. Newcomb

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