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While the National Building Code is clear that testing and labelling fenestration products to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-08) and the Canadian Supplement is mandatory for Part 9 buildings, the application of these standards to commercial fenestration products, in both Part 3 and Part 9 buildings, is less straightforward.

Dodging rays
Solar reflectivity has generated attention in the design world due to the appearance of “fryscrappers” or “death ray buildings,” as they have been referred to in public media.

Kennedy joins CRL
kennedy_smallDec. 9, 2014 - C.R. Laurence has a architectural sales representative for its U.S. Aluminum business in southern Ontario. Andrew Kennedy joined the company on Dec. 1 and is covering a territory stretching from the Greater Toronto Area into southwestern Ontario. Kennedy comes to CRL after three years at Sika and 12 years at Trulite.

Fraudsters claiming to represent Top Glass
topglass-logoDec. 5, 2014 - Glass Canada has discovered that unscrupulous telemarketers are attempting to sell accommodations and other services using the Top Glass name. At least one company in the Toronto-area glass industry has been contacted by an individual claiming to represent Top Glass "exhibitor services."

You Bet Your Glass: October 2014
It’s no small feat managing a manufacturing and glazing contracting business in today’s construction market.

Printing possibilities
Emerging less than two decades ago, digital ceramic printing on glass is a relatively new technology that uses ceramic inks to apply imagery, a pattern or text to the surface of flat glass.

GANA Fall Conference - Days 2 and 3
maltbySept 26, 2014 - The Glass Association of North America continued its fall conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Downtown in Toronto on Sept. 24 and 25. About 100 delegates from over 50 member companies attended. The conference marks GANA's 20th anniversary in its present form and the first time the association has held a full conference in Canada.

GANA Fall Conference - Day 1
stairsSept. 24, 2014 - The Glass Association of North America started its fall conference yesterday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Toronto. Over 50 member companies sent delegates to participate in technical discussions and network with colleagues and suppliers. The conference runs until Sept. 28.

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