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Category: Skylights

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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FGIA releases update to 2019/2020 Market Studies, offers adjusted forecast of fenestration industry trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report serves as an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of mid-September 2020, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from industry participants on year-to-date shipments.

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Okland Construction headquarters in Salt Lake City

Okland hired WRNS Studio to renovate and expand their existing headquarters. Using LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL, WRNS worked with Okland to craft a healthy, inspirational workplace that connects employees with one another and their natural environment. Strategies focused on using healthy, regional materials, maximizing daylighting and views, and creating a warm and engaging sense of place.

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Registration now open for FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

Registration for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference is now open, with early bird rates available through Sept. 28. The Virtual Fall Conference will take place Oct. 6-8 and will feature updated market size and economic forecasts, as well as residential and commercial construction trends resulting from the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Ainsworth & Dunn in Seattle

The historic Ainsworth & Dunn (A&D) Building was built in 1902 as a warehouse for the salmon packing company Ainsworth & Dunn. It embodies the historic relationship between industrial warehouses, their waterfront piers, and the railroad. When the building changed hands in 2015, its new owner sought to honor and preserve the warehouse while integrating it into a larger mixed-use development. The project included the adaptive re-use of, and third story addition to, the A&D Building, construction of a six-story mixed-use apartment building directly to its south, and pedestrian improvements on all sides.

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Canal Street in Seattle

The Canal Street project, designed by Heliotrope Architects, takes a narrow, commercially-zoned, urban-infill lot with a small, rundown 1950s-era house and transforms it into a new, forward-thinking, 5,233 square foot, commercial office building for Turnstyle (a graphic design firm) and Stoke (a branding firm). The 30-foot-wide x 100-foot-deep lot is situated along a shoreline greenbelt across the street from the ship canal in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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