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Serious Labs, GPRC announce partnership for virtual reality technical training

Serious Labs and Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring innovative training solutions to the students of GPRC. Together they will implement Serious Labs’ current VR training solutions as well as collaborate on and pilot new learning solutions to achieve an expanded vision and scope for technical training in northwestern Alberta.

Xinyi Canada encountering familiar opposition as it attempts to locate float glass plant in Stratford

Xinyi Canada Glass, the Chinese manufacturer that sought approval to build a float glass plant near Guelph, Ont., in 2018 and was denied by city council, has selected Stratford, Ont., as an alternative site and is holding public virtual meetings to inform the community and collect residents’ feedback. In these sessions, many of the objections that scuttled the Guelph proposal are cropping up again, despite assurances from the company and government officials that the plans meet or exceed all environmental regulations.

Ministry of Environment orders Puslinch recycling company to clean up its act

The Ministry of the Environment has ordered a Puslinch recycling company to clean up the piles of glass on its site that include contaminants discharging into the natural environment.

Fronsoe joins Vitro Architectural Glass as national architectural manager

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced that Chris Fronsoe has been appointed national architectural manager for the Northwest region.

Geoff Smith brings deep thinking in a fun package

Building Week, the online version of The Buildings Show, kicked off in style with Geoff Smith, CEO of EllisDon, delivering a really outstanding keynote talk.
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euro+glasshaus now integrated with FlexScreen

euro+glasshaus have migrated to FlexScreen systems for their new ASPEKT series » Learn more

Supply Pain

The spring of 2020 will always be remembered for how an unwelcome guest, COVID-19, entered our lives and turned the whole world upside down. The disruptions in our lives have been extreme, but we have all learned to survive. Keeping the economy up and running has been a challenging task. However, a major factor driving the stories for every industry is how well the supply chain has held up. It is no different for the construction industry in Canada. » Listen now...
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Walkable glass floors provide beauty, benefits

The Mossom Creek Hatchery in Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful two-story structure that houses a hatchery on the ground floor and an education center upstairs. A large deck hangs over a portion of the lower hatchery, forming the roof. Contraflam Liteflam provides a walkable, one-hour fire separation from the upper structure to the lower hatchery, serving as a light source and allowing visitors a view into the hatchery.

This insulated glass unit is impact-resistant and fire-rated for 1-2 hours. As part of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s Contraflam product range, Contraflam Liteflam provides unparalleled design and daylighting benefits in an energy-saving application. Ceramic frit patterns on its surface can provide additional anti-slip protection. » Learn more

Buildings Week

Date: Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2020 » Learn More