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FGIA Conference Provides Canadian Codes Update

The Canadian national energy code is becoming more stringent, which will impact the glass and fenestration industries. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep … Continue reading

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FGIA Speaker Outlines Commercial and Residential Design Trends

Jumbo glass and energy efficiency continue to be growing design trends, but the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up other aspects of design. To discuss these trends, John Petersen, director of sustainable design and building innovation with MJM Architects, presented a … Continue reading

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M-D Building Products Names Ryan Plotkin President

Ryan Plotkin has been named president for M-D Building Products Inc., a family-owned company involved in developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of residential and commercial weatherization, flooring, caulking and specialty extrusion products. The announcement was made by Loren Plotkin, … Continue reading

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FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 … Continue reading

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Checklist for Construction Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 checklists for construction employers and employees. The update includes sections on mental health and wellbeing, which recommend that employees recognize factors that can add work- or home-related stress … Continue reading

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