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FGIA recognizes industry leaders for excellence during Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the conference – Tues., Feb. 23. Awards were presented by the previous year’s award winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the association and the industry overall.

This one’s for the ladies – Promoting women in the construction trades

You’ve heard this one before: an estimated 257,100 workers across Canada will retire in the next decade, roughly 22 percent of the country’s 2019 construction labour force, while only 227,600 workers will enter the workforce during that same period, according to BuildForce Canada. That’s a shortfall of nearly 30,000 workers across the country just to maintain the current pool of workers, not including any additional workers needed to support growth. Where can we look for the workers we will need going forward?

Through the Wrapper

It’s no secret that energy efficiency requirements for low-rise and high-rise construction are becoming greater and will only continue to do so. One of the ways builders are meeting higher R-value demands is through the use of continuous insulation.

Selling efficiency

For several decades now, environmental advocates have wished Canadians would spend more on their windows. But the math hasn’t worked out for homeowners. Now, the question of how to move the market upstream has gained new urgency.
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Fenestration Conversations episode #19: Where we are on the Map – Al Jaugelis, Fenestration Canada

It’s been quiet over at the Natural Resources Canada Market Transformation Initiative…too quiet. Al Jaugelis, Fenestration Canada technical director and co-chair of the Initiative’s expert team for fenestration, joins the Conversation to explain what his group has been up to and where things are going. It’s a big look at Canada’s effort to drive installation of higher performing windows in our houses. We touch on Energy Star, the hope to avoid regulation, labelling, the state of the market for energy efficient designs and more. » Listen now.