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Category: Skylights

Sentara Brock Cancer Center features Acurlite skylight finished by Linetec in durable anodize

The Sentara Brock Cancer Center was designed by Odell Associates with the patient’s health journey and customer experience as a top priority. Entering through the building’s main entrance, the patients, medical professionals, staff and visitors are warmly greeted and protectively sheltered by a transparent, single-pitch canopy skylight. Manufactured by Acurlite Structural Skylights, the canopy’s aluminum framing system was finished by Linetec in durable, Class I Clear Anodize.

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Long Island Rail Road updates Lynbrook station’s platforms with EXTECH’s custom skylight and canopy systems

Recently opened, New York’s Lynbrook Station renewal project showcases new waiting areas and outdoor platforms for passengers taking the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Working closely with Zion Contracting, EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc. engineered and fabricated the station’s new translucent skylight and canopy systems to shelter passengers and commuters from the sun and rain.

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SOLARBAN® glass with acid-etched panels help university building function as mini-city

Diamond Schmitt’s innovative architectural design of the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning (PGCLL) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, includes a four-story, skylit atrium; a 650-seat auditorium and connecting helical staircase; and a U-shaped block of daylit residential and study spaces. Solarban® 67 and Solarban® 70 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass were chosen to enhance the building’s aesthetics and environmental performance, while “Nuance” acid-etched patterns from Walker Glass make the glass curtainwalls more decorative.

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California middle school showcases indoor/outdoor learning spaces with EXTECH’s skylight system

The Spring Hill School’s new campus in southern Sonoma County, Petaluma, California welcomed its first middle school class for the 2019-20 academic year. EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc.’s skylight systems expand the school’s learning spaces beyond the building’s walls, making the most of the fresh air and sunshine. Designed by DMARC Studio and constructed by Advanced Building Solutions, the new middle school showcases a contemporary exterior and a flexible interior with capacity for up to 120 students.

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FGIA and AVFQ finalize collaboration agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between l’ Association de vitrerie et fenestration du Quebec (AVFQ) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has been finalized, allowing for the development of mutual synergies that will enable both organizations to best support their respective members. AVFQ and FGIA agreed to collaborate by sharing information and offering reciprocal benefits and services to members in the areas of education, advocacy, technical standards, research and product certification.

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Central Roofing re-roofs top of historic Itasca building

In the trendy North Loop section of Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is anchored by Itasca Lofts condominiums. More than 100 years old, the converted warehouse is home to 71 units plus a restaurant, comedy club and commercial space on the first floor. Six stories tall, the structure’s old roof was failing until Encompass Inc. and Central Roofing Company stepped in to help.

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Registration now open for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held Feb. 23-25. “FGIA owes its success and recognition in the industry to the time, energy, and talent of our members. These leaders help FGIA achieve its vision of improving home and building performance through better glass, window, door and skylight technology and standards,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA Executive Director. To this end, on Feb. 23, FGIA will host its annual awards ceremony in a virtual format, during which the winners of several prestigious organization awards will be announced and recognized.

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FenestrationMasters 2.0 courses, exams now available

“We are excited to announce the completion of FenestrationMasters 2.0,” said Kaydeen Laird, FGIA Education Manager. “Now more than ever, this is the time to elevate your expertise in fenestration and do it at your own pace through a 12-month online course and exam subscription from the leading trade association in the industry.”

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Iconic Tammany Hall in Union Square is unveiled

The completely upgraded Tammany Hall as 44 Union Square in New York City is now a Class A commercial building with a restored historic street façade and a three-story glass and steel dome addition. The dome features 19-foot ceilings and creates a unique, light-filled space with soaring views overlooking Union Square and beyond. BKSK designed a stunning and effective space, taking inspiration for the dome’s design from the property’s historical association with the Tammany Society, which was named after Chief Tamanend – the respected leader of the Lenape People – who signed a treaty of peaceful coexistence with William Penn in 1680.

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