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April 13, 2017

New at Top Glass: Fenzi facility tour

It’s your chance to see the inner workings of a plant producing something you use every day but probably have no idea what it is or where it comes from. See how Fenzi North America makes its P.I.B. and other adhesive and sealant products at our April 19 tour of its Toronto manufacturing plant.

International trade on the agenda

Join Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery for a panel discussion about the new free trade agreement with the European Union. Experts from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Morrison Hershfield and Dow Corning break down CETA and what it might mean for Canadian importers and exporters in the architectural glass industry.

The real benefits of updating monolithic glazing

Tracy Rogers of Keystone Certifications presents scientific data he collected on a project to update ‘70s-era monolithic commercial glazing with a new IG retrofit system. Rogers shows how adding an insulating layer to the building envelope fenestration can drastically reduce energy costs and improve the interior environment without excess disruption to the use of the building.
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Fenzi Facility Tour

Join us the day before Top Glass on Wednesday, April 19, for a behind-the-scenes look at Fenzi, North America's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The lab portion of the tour will consist of various tests and a technical brief, while the plant tour will give outsiders an idea on how things are made, highlighting the quality management system.
DATE: April 19
LOCATION: 11 Dansk Ct.,Etobicoke, Ont.
TIME: Rotating plant, lab tours, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
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The Unique Benefits of uPVC Windows in Multifamily Housing

Numerous case studies and full lifecycle assessments based on real sustainability criteria demonstrate that PVC windows provide measurable benefits and solve many of the problems architects and owners face with alternative window systems.
REHAU has developed this AIA course to explore the use of uPVC windows in multifamily housing and will discuss environmental, economic, and functional impacts of integrating uPVC windows. >> Access the course here

A Canadian safety glazing standard

Canadian safety glazing standards languished for a long time with some dangerous consequences for interior partitions and balconies. Now, the Canadian Glass Committee has published a new harmonized standard to address this shortfall and ensure Canadian glazing is a safe as anywhere in North America. Join John Kent of AMS Certification, ANSI committee vice-chair, for an introduction to this important new document. » Read more...

New tools for green building projects

Helen Sanders of Technoform Glass Insulation will explain the new Product Category Rules for fabricated glass and windows, rules she helped develop. PCRs are necessary for fabricators to create Life Cycle Assessments for their products, which in turn allow them to publish Environmental Product Declarations bringing those products into compliance with several green building standards, including LEED version 4. Want to design, glaze and supply big public projects? This talk is for you. » Read more...

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