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Keystone Certifications receives SCC accreditation

Keystone Certifications recently achieved Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accreditation for the Fenestration Certification Program. This credential enables the program to demonstrate product compliance with Canadian national and provincial building codes as well as the National Energy Code of Canada and the Canadian ENERGY STAR Program.

Skills Ontario’s Jennifer Green appointed as youth advisor in new committee for Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, have announced the appointment of three advisors to a new committee that will advise the Ontario Government on system improvements and other measures that will better enable and encourage youth to pursue the skilled trades. Jennifer Green, Director of Competitions and Young Women’s Initiatives at Skills Ontario, is among the new advisors who will be providing their expertise, time, and talent to serve Ontarians.

The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta go virtual

Given the uncertainties facing our industry in 2020 due to COVID-19, The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national digital platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week, November 30 – December 4.

StatsCan building permits report: June 2020

The $687 million dollar Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver helped raise the total national value of building permits 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, to a level comparable to pre-COVID levels. Overall, seven provinces reported gains for the month.

FGIA offering educational content and discounts during GlassBuild Connect

In conjunction with GlassBuild Connect, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is offering snapshots of its education offerings and extending related discounts during the month of September. GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event taking place Sept. 1-30.

GlassTalk episode #13: Bridging the Distancing: Nicole Harris, president and CEO, National Glass Association

Nothing like a major crisis to make everyone remember why industry associations are so important. In this episode, Nicole Harris and Patrick Flannery talk about the crucial role the NGA has played in keeping its members across the U.S.A. informed and connected to critical resources during the pandemic, including calling state governments to explain why float glass plants can’t just be shut down. Like everyone, the NGA has had to reach new levels of flexibility and innovation to keep providing its services and nowhere is that more evident than in the ambitious restructuring of GlassBuild into a month-long online event called GlassBuild Connect. » Listen now...

GlassBuild Connect

Date: Date: Sept. 1 - 30, 2020 » Learn More

Marketplace by WinDoor

Date: Nov. 18 - 19, 2020 » Learn More