August 5, 2019

ABC’s Changes in Nevada Construction Law Event

My colleague, Greg Wright, Director of Nevada Operations, and I attended the luncheon hosted by ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors – on July 25th. The venue was Carmine’s Restaurant at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the presenters were Warren B. Hardy II, former Nevada State Senator, and Matt Cecil, Holland & Hart, labor attorney. The luncheon was entitled “Changes in Construction Law and How They Will Affect You.” The topic was a great attention grabber for us, because the more we keep abreast of the law and any changes, the better equipped each of us at [...]
July 1, 2019
Giroux Glass service dept replaces panel of glass in downtown los angeles, causing streets to be closed for the glass repair and installation

Gensler Jewel Box Glass Replacement

The Gensler architectural firm façade was our focus on a recent June-gloomy Saturday morning.  Commonwealth Partners called us in to replace one broken panel of glass — one very large broken panel — that measured over 7 feet  x 25 feet, and weighed 1,245 pounds.  It’s not the first time that the Service team from Giroux Glass has worked on what’s known as Gensler’s “Jewel Box,” right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.   The over-sized window consisted of  ½” clear tempered glass, and was manufactured in, then shipped from China, through Glass 3 Enterprises Limited, of British Columbia, Canada.  [...]
March 6, 2019

Rams Stadium Tour

The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]
May 11, 2018

The New LAFC Training Facility

There’s been much buzz in Southern California lately over the construction of stadiums and sports facilities, including the brand new Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) training facility, built on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, and officially opened for use in April 2018. According to the LAFC, the $30 million investment, in addition to a $1.6 million partnership with the university to be used in renovating existing facilities around campus and creating new master’s program in which students get hands-on experience with the Club, is already getting rave reviews from its new tenants. “It’s incredible,” Tyler Miller (LAFC [...]
February 15, 2018

USC Trojans’ Home — L.A. Coliseum to Become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum

There are times we land special projects close to my heart. This is one of them! On January 29th, USC formally kicked off the $270-million renovation project that will preserve and improve the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. One of So Cal’s most beloved historical landmarks and home of the USC Trojans will officially become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum beginning in August 2019. Giroux Glass is honored to be the glazing contractor for this historic undertaking. The stadium — the only venue in the world to have hosted two Olympics, two Super Bowls and a World Series — will [...]