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StatsCan building permits report: April 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities plummeted 17.1% to $6.0 billion in April. The decrease in April was the largest decline since a similar drop in October 2008 during the financial crisis.

Surety Association of Canada announces new bond form for IPD project

On May 7, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) gave its approval to a new specialty bond form designed for use with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects.

Vitro releases new technical paper addressing safety, cleaning and decontamination of glass surfaces

Vitro Architectural Glass has published a new glass technical document titled “Decontaminating Glass Surfaces” (TD-154). Developed in response to customer questions related to glass handling and safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the five-page primer addresses a range of topics of interest to glass fabricators and window manufacturers as well architects, specifiers and designers.

FGIA virtual conference panels to focus on financial aid, recovery in wake of COVID-19

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference, FGIA will be hosting a series of panels pertaining to lessons learned for manufacturing operations during COVID-19, as well as an economic outlook and financial relief programs for the U.S. and Canada.
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Code-compliant fire-rated systems from Vetrotech

VDS®, or Vetrotech Design Solutions, offers a complete line of code-compliant, fire-rated assemblies, including smoke barriers and doors. These system solutions bring together framing, doors and glazing for an all-in-one fire-rated barrier with the design assistance and aesthetic value you’ve come to expect from Vetrotech.

Special glazing and door solutions with fire-resistant characteristics are not only made of fire-resistant glass, but are part of holistic, tried and tested life-safety systems. We offer a special range of these fire system solutions to provide protection in escape routes and compartmentalize fire to limit the harmful effects of fire and smoke to building occupants.

Our fire rated glass products can contribute to achieving LEED points as environmentally preferable products in green building standards and codes.

Discover our range of certified combinations of framing components, hardware and the corresponding glass to get your desired fire-resistant system here.

Top Glass moves online for 2020

Top Glass, Canada’s conference for the architectural glass industry, will take place as an online virtual event July 7 starting at 10 a.m. EST. The event will feature three presentations by top industry experts, plus the Young Executives Panel discussion. » Read more
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ENVELOPE 2050: The future of environmentally friendly facade design

The goal of Canadian governments is clear: buildings that require no more energy than they produce, and contribute to climate change and other environmental ills as little as possible. We can build them but, for the most part, we haven't.

On June 16, Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery and a panel of top experts will take a look ahead at what will be asked of architectural glass designers in the years ahead and how we can get from here to there.

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FENBC annual associations meeting

Date: June 16, 2020
Location: Location: Surrey, B.C.
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FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Date: June 22 - 25
Location: Online
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Date:Sept. 15 - 17
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
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Top Glass

Date: September 29, 2020
Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
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