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Federal budget notes for the glass industry

The federal government released its 2021 budget on April 19. Here are some highlights of special interest to the architectural glass industry.

StatsCan building permits report: February 2021

The total value of building permits issued in February broke the $10 billion mark for the first time, as a jump in the non-residential sector more than offset the decline in the residential sector.

New IPAF Toolbox Talks focus on fall-protection equipment

Newly released Toolbox Talks, designed to share specific safety messages on work sites, are now available from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). They are two short presentations aimed at explaining the use of personal fall-prevention equipment (PFPE) when using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and what to look for when checking PFPE before use.

Slick documentary discusses quality certification in the glass industry

Drexel University has worked with the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council to make a full half-hour documentary discussing the glass industry, its approaches to quality and the role of contractor certification in improving the future of the sector.
Glass Talk

Glass Talk Episode #21: Twin Towers – Jay Polding, SolidCAD

Jay Polding of SolidCAD joins Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery to talk about digital twinning. It’s the next iteration of building information modeling, turning the digital model of a structure into a living representation of the building including tracking of system performance, energy use, maintenance schedules, component failures and more. Building owners see their need for information about their assets’ performance growing, and the demand will shift downhill to façade fabricators and contractors in the years and decades ahead. Polding shares his knowledge of just what these systems are, how they are expected to help, and how your company can be ready for this next big trend. » Listen now...
Job Board 

Window Installer/ Glazier

Lor-Issa Construction Inc. is looking to hire a full time worker with construction experience. Any experience with glazing, sealants or window and door installation would be beneficial but not required. » Learn more...

Commercial Window and Curtain Wall Installer / Glazier

Aerloc Industries Ltd. is hiring Entry-level & Experienced positions in window installation. No experience necessary. Work with a crew on commercial / institutional construction sites installing aluminum windows, curtain walls and glazing. » Learn more...

FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Date: June 22 - June 24, 2021 » Learn More