Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BIM Expected to Create Change

Building Information Modeling (BIM) may bring significant changes to the glass and curtain wall industries before 2015.

BIM is a process that serves as a channel to three standout areas of the fenestration industry. These include sustainable design, lean construction, and integrated project delivery.

Contract glaziers, glazing system suppliers, and consultants will need to understand the new BIM process, its tools, and how both of these may change their businesses. It’s likely that the psychology of changing a corporate culture and the processes it uses will pose more of a challenge of implementing a new software tool.

President Obama Addresses Climate Change

President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly regarding climate change on Tuesday, September 23, 2009.

Obama thanked the leaders who participated and added that the number of people present showed the urgency of acting to reduce the threat from climate change. Obama pointed out that today's response to this challenge will be judged by by future generations and called for bold, swift action because failing to do so would expose future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.

Obama further noted that no one can escape the impact of climate changes, particularly rising sea levels, more powerful storms and floods, and more frequent drought and crop failures that threaten the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire world.

Recognizing hope in the midst of adversity, Obama said he was proud that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history.