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UL/CLEB shares Canadian codes and standards requirements for fenestration product installation at FGIA Annual Conference

A sponsored seminar at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference covered codes and standards requirements pertaining to installing fenestration products in Canada. Robert Jutras, principal engineer for UL/CLEB, led a presentation on these requirements with a focus on CSA A440.4, a National Standard of Canada covering window, door and skylight installation.

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FGIA announces new Board of Directors, strategic plan at inaugural conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference held last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida featured an introduction to the 2020 Board of Directors. Since FGIA is the result of having combined the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) as of the first of this year, the FGIA Board of Directors includes representatives who actively served in leadership roles within either of the separate associations.

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FGIA updates design guide for sloped glazing and skylights

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated AAMA GDSG-1, Design Guide for Sloped Glazing and Skylights, outlining the considerations necessary for choosing proper glass for non-residential skylight and sloped glazing applications based on the best industry practices and technology, as well as describes the minimum requirements for sloped glazing as specified in the International Building Code (IBC).

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Kalwall® promotes Kevin Bruce to national sales manager

Kalwall Corporation announces the promotion of Kevin Bruce to National Sales Manager North America – Panels and Accessories Division. Bruce will oversee Kalwall’s sales and support team for its direct and distributor sales network in North America. He is charged with leading strategic planning, as well as personnel decisions. Bruce replaces Jim Andrus, who is retiring after 40 years at Kalwall.

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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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Feldman Architecture honors historic Engine Company No. 8

Fire station turned event space turned Feldman Architecture headquarters, the Engine Company No. 8’s rustic bones and sweeping skylights held great potential for a welcoming, open floor workspace flooded with light. The Feldman Architecture team looked to honor the original design of the historic building by accentuating its beautifully weathered exposed brick walls and elegant steel beams.

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Kinestral Technologies’ Halio smart-tinting glass provides daylight for seniors at Belgium’s Avondzon residential care center

Kinestral Technologies, Inc. and Halio International, S.A. announced yesterday at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that Avondzon, a 160-bed residential care center in Belgium, has installed Halio® smart-tinting glass.  Developed and manufactured by Kinestral, Halio was used for 132 skylights to create a “glass roof” that would deliver maximum daylight without sacrificing the comfort of residents and staff. Research has shown that seniors need three to five times more light than younger people because a lack of light stimuli can disrupt their biological clocks.

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Francis Cauffman Architects helps repurpose supermarket into Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, N.J.

Virtua Health selected a former supermarket for the location of the Virtua Samson Cancer Center, tasking FCA with repurposing and revitalizing the space, transforming it into an inspiring, patient-first facility. Sitting directly across from Virtua’s Health and Wellness Center, the 66,000-square-foot space was reimagined to promote a sense of hope, serenity, and healing, with high ceilings, windows that let in natural light, and vibrant artwork featuring scenes found in nature.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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