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Guardian Glass Buys Miami Fabrication Business

Guardian Glass has acquired Vortex Glass in a move to expand its hurricane and insulated glass capabilities and increase Vortex’s plant capacity and service offerings. Guardian announced that the transaction for Vortex, a Miami-based fabrication business, is expected to close … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ian to be Litmus Test for Florida Building Codes

Hurricane Ian slammed into west Florida on Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa as one of the strongest storms to hit the U.S. In its wake, it left a trail of destruction, trapping people in homes, knocking out power to millions … Continue reading

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30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were … Continue reading

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Energy Portion of FBC Continues to Spur Disagreement

The latest version of the Florida Building Code Energy Conservation (FBC–EC), which increases the energy requirements for impact doors and windows, and went into effect on June 30, is again in the news. The Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA) has … Continue reading

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New Association Challenges Florida Building Code

A newly formed association, the Impact Window Affordability and Safety Association (IWASA), is fighting the implementation of part of the Florida Building Code that relates to doors and windows, citing severe impacts on businesses. The latest version of the code, … Continue reading

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