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It’s been a long time coming. I knew it had to happen again one day.  It’s been so many years since I did this, I can’t even remember the last time.
Engineers Canada has established a committee to examine the vulnerability of buildings to global climate change, defining it as any systematic change in long-term statistics of climate elements sustained over several decades or longer.
Here’s a line I hear from companies in this industry sometimes: “We like to keep a low profile.”
Feb. 6, 2014 - FedDev Ontario Minister of State Gary Goodyear spoke to Ontario economic developers this morning to outline new federal funding opportunities available to help position the province's businesses to compete in the global marketplace.
Jan. 17, 2014 - One can agonize over the poor results from the labor force surveys in both the U.S. and Canada for December 2013, but there were some fascinating wrinkles nonetheless. After net gains averaging nearly 200,000 during the first 11 months of the year, the December U.S. figure was only +78,000 jobs. Just the same, that far outstripped Canada, where the total employment count fell by 46,000 jobs.
On the morning of Nov. 5, Joseph F. Puishys, CEO of American based Apogee Enterprises, issued a press release stating, “We are very pleased to acquire Alumicor, a Canadian market leader with annual revenues of approximately $60 million and an impressive management team
For the fourth time in four years, the federal government has revised regulations covering mortgages for new homes and condominiums.
High power prices are a mixed blessing for the glass industry. This issue contains some ideas to help you find opportunity amid the struggle.
I recently had the good fortune to bump into an old crony, or should I say industry colleague, since women don’t often like being referred to as cronies, or old for that matter either.
New windows are typically evaluated for performance characteristics in laboratories for structural adequacy, resistance to air and water infiltration, ease of operation, and sometimes resistance to forced entry.
There are 30 Chinese government programs providing subsidies to Chinese unitized curtain wall manufacturers, and another 142 that may be providing indirect or “upstream” aid, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.
For as long as the Ontario Glass and Metal Association and its predecessor, the Metro Toronto Glass Association have been in existence, making charitable donations to the benefit of childrens’ needs has been an ongoing top priority.
Facade engineering is a specialized building science discipline that focuses primarily on documentation, assessment and/or resolution of aesthetic, environmental and structural issues related to the building envelope.
A lot of people think manufacturing is always bad for the environment. It is time for us to educate them.
I have learned from firsthand experience that in situ testing of building enclosure systems often presents a number of technical and logistical challenges.
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