The last few decades have witnessed an explosion of innovation in fire-rated glass, glazing, and framing materials. Today’s product range offers options that surpass traditional wired glass in fire performance and provides a variety of appearances that contributes to and enhances the overall design of fire-rated separation.
Designed by Lemay, the Beloeil Aquatics Centre in Beloeil, Qué., offers a strong architectural response to its unique environment that is defined by the dramatic cliffs of Mount Saint-Hilaire, the Richelieu River, and picturesque agricultural lands.
Contemporary glass designers are transforming today’s walls and ﬂoors with stunning glass tile creations. Thanks to its reﬂective properties, glass tile helps to intensify light and colour. It is frostproof as well as resistant to heat, fading, and discolouration.
To address unintended and unwanted killing of birds, the federal government commissioned the National Standard of Canada group to prepare the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A460:19, Bird-friendly building design, in order to help building industry professionals, including architects, developers, and owners, to make structures safe for birds.
As the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) continue to grow—with registration opening for LEED v4.1 as recently as January 2019 in Canada—glazing contractors (GCs) must stay on top of this evolving sustainability guideline to serve as a knowledgeable resource for their clients.