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FGIA updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design as well as the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials. This is the second update to AAMA PSSG-20, “Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing,” originally published in 2016.

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Holistic design for first-of-its-kind water reuse initiative

Working alongside Denver Water, the General Contractor Mortenson Construction and the Owner’s Representative Trammell Crow, the Stantec designed building is not only on track for LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy use, but it also stands poised to introduce the most revolutionary approach to office scaled water conservation and reuse in the State of Colorado. The building’s sustainable features include: onsite solar; a radiant slab powered by the complex’s central utility plant to conserve heat and energy; a high-efficiency triple pane-glazed window system; and biophilic design.

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July 14 FGIA webinar panelists to cover security glazing for storefront, fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Security Glazing for Storefront and Fenestration” as presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Lingnell will be joined by a panel of industry experts, including Julia Schimmelpenningh (Eastman Chemical Company), Vaughn Schauss (Kuraray) and Ivan Zuniga (Kawneer). This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.

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FGIA responds to member, industry needs during pandemic

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is responding to the results of a recent member survey requesting feedback about how FGIA can adapt existing programs and services and create new resources to deliver critical support during the pandemic.

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Global Security Glazing introduces ACCESSGARD security glazing

Security Glazing (Global), a Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) company, launched ACCESSGARD™ security glazing. “At ground level, most buildings are using a lot of glass for offices, entranceways, and doors,” said Ben Baum, vice president of security sales at CGH. “Unfortunately, glass also is seen as a weakness in terms of building security, as it’s often targeted as an access point in forced-entry scenarios. Global developed ACCESSGARD security glazing to delay entry or prevent it altogether. It’s an affordable product in commercial office buildings, public and government buildings, sports complexes, houses of worship, and manufacturing facilities.”

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AAMA Education: Updated courses and platform now available for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0

The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus based AAMA standards. Version 2.0 includes updated document references, incorporating new information from any documents that have been updated and/or published since the program launched, such as the latest version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-17) and AAMA PSSG-19, “Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing.”

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Consolidated Glass Holdings appoints Tracy Rogers as technical services director

In his new role, Tracy Rogers will work directly with the Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. (CGH) architectural division—including J.E. Berkowitz, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and Solar Seal—as well as support the CGH procurement, manufacturing, and sales teams. Rogers also will provide technical assistance, design guidance, and field support to customers and design professionals.

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Mohawk receives Canada’s first zero carbon dual certification

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has become the first building in Canada to receive Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard certification in both the Design and Performance categories from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The high-performance building envelope, consisting of triple-pane glazing and insulated pre-cast sandwich panels, maximizes heating, cooling and natural light.

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