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GlassTalk episode #14: Getting it Right…Remotely – Jeff Dalaba and Ben Beeler, AGMCC

The Architectural Glass and Metal Technician program certifies glazier skills. But how do you test in a pandemic? Jeff and Ben join Patrick Flannery to explain how they came up with ways to test students remotely, and maintain the program’s high standards of rigor and integrity.

Tridel named BILD’s 2020 Green Builder of the Year

Canada’s largest builder of condominium homes was named 2020 Green Builder of the Year, High-Rise at this year’s BILD’s award ceremony. It marks Tridel’s 11th time winning this distinguished prize.

FGIA releases update to 2019/2020 Market Studies

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.

NGA Winter Glass Conference transitions to online event

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced it will modify its NGA Glass Conference: Clearwater Beach event to take place online on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This shift is due to the continued precautions surrounding travel and group gatherings due to the pandemic.

Architectural billings in August still show little sign of improvement: AIA

Business conditions remained stalled at architecture firms during August as demand for design services continued to decline, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Code-Compliant Fire-Rated Framing That Complements Interior Design

When transforming a 60-year-old warehouse into the self-styled world’s largest luxury cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada, code requirements dictated that the interior framing and glazing at the Rickety Cricket café and Purc coffee shop must be fire-rated to comply, contractors found themselves in a time- and design-crunch. They needed a fire-rated glazing and framing solution that would both match the meticulous and upscale luxury feel that architect Thomas McCleister and interior designers T Square Studio had created, delivered in a hurry to meet deadlines while ensuring the entire project would be safe for all occupants.

Vetrotech provided design assistance and VDS (Vetrotech Design Solutions) framing, doors and curtain wall, along with Contraflam 60 fire-resistive glazing, and ongoing support to glazing contractor IT Works Glass in support of the project. In an industry when production and delivery times can stretch to months, not weeks, Vetrotech was able to manufacture these products in its Auburn, Washington, location, and ship them to Las Vegas within 6 weeks.

Additionally, the prefabricated and light framing proved as easy to install as advertised, saving time and resources for contractors and allowing for a smooth and successful opening of Rickety Cricket and Purc ... all while staying on the safe side. » Visit Vetrotech.com for more information on VDS and Contraflam products.

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. » Listen now...

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