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February 11, 2016
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C.R. Laurence partners with SCGMA, AGI for educational programs

C.R. Laurence has partnered with the Southern California Glass Management Association (SCGMA) and the Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) to provide a series of educational programs for glaziers that focus on Demountable Wall Division 10 business. >> Read full article

PPG reports 2015 results

PPG Industries has reported its fourth quarter and full-year results for 2015. >> Read full article

Join the conversation on The Changing World of Work

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host a two-day national event that will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. >> Read full article

AAMA releases standard for determining thermal performance in commercial buildings

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document laying out the process for determining the thermal performance characteristics of fenestration systems, specifically in commercial buildings. This document was last updated in 2012. >> Read full article

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Living in a steel box might sound Houdiniesque, but crafting a home out of a shipping container can be an escape from the ordinary. “There’s nothing odd about it,” says Christoph Kesting, a Waterloo, Ont.,-based advocate for social justice housing, who believes it’s possible to never buy anything new. “Whatever you want, you can find a used item somewhere. For those thinking environmentally, why not incorporate it into your house? All you need to do is buy a shipping container or three.” >> Learn More…

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Join us for a free educational presentation Feb 24

Join us online as Michael Mesure of FLAP Canada takes us inside the issue of bird impacts with glass building facades, discussing the threat to migrating bird species and the research and technology that will help us design safer buildings for birds. FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) has worked with industry researchers and wildlife experts to discover what makes birds collide with buildings and how glazing and positioning of facades can help prevent these incidents. This webinar is brought to you by Walker Textures, leaders in bird-friendly glass products. >> Register today

 
 Event Calendar 
 

IGMA Winter Conference

February 29-March 4, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells, Ca. >> More Info

Top Glass

April 20, 2016
Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info

Glasstec

September 20-23, 2016
Location: Dusseldorf Fairgrounds - Dusseldorf, Germany >> More Info