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Relearning the Three R’s

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I think it’s safe to say we’re not facing business as usual. But unlike this time last year, I’m not sure I expect there to be any real return to normal, not as we’ve seen in the past. I’ve worked through three recessions. I was around […]

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Looking Back

About 19 months ago, almost to the day, I wrote a blog about not being able to wait until “business as usual” returned. Well, that aged about as well as a gallon of milk. Over the past almost two years, we have navigated an industry and a world that seemed to change daily, while at […]

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Why All Buildings Need a Balanced Fire Protection Approach

In 2019, the U.S. saw 3,074 fire-related deaths, a steady increase of this type of tragedy since 2012, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. That same year, fires accounted for $14.8 billion in damage, a 75% increase since 2010. While I dare say even one death is too many, these tragic trends are a powerful […]

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Balanced Fire Protection

Balanced fire protection is a critical topic for the building industry, especially as we head into 2020 and the revisions to the International Building Code. The importance of the topic—and the levels of nuance we’re dealing with—led me to have a conversation recently with Thom Zaremba, partner at Roetzel and Andress and the fenestration industry’s […]

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