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A Show-Stopping Success: The 2019 FEN-BC Technical Conference and AGM
The Fenestration Association of BC (FEN-BC) Technical Conference and AGM 2019 was a highly-anticipated educational, informative and networking event on February 28th, 2019, at the Northview Golf Course in Surrey, BC. Industry-leading designers, city planners, architects, suppliers, and engineers were front and center. Needless to say, the event didn’t disappoint!
According to an Industry Market Research Report published by IBISWorld, over the past five years leading to 2018;
The Glass & Glazing Contractors in the US industry has grown by 7.5% to reach a revenue of $15bn in 2018.
In 2019, commercial construction projects are charting new territory owing to these extensive economic improvements. Fenestration is the design, construction, and placement of doors and windows in a building. This term has evolved over the years to encompass indoor and outdoor skylights, windows, doors, curtain walls, and other such openings that allow light to travel from space to space.
The FEN-BC conference sought to address burning developments in the industry today. It saw a wonderful mix of veterans and newcomers unite to explore the latest innovations within Western Canada’s fenestration industry. The conference also covered updated 2019 building safety codes and energy conservation materials that are taking the industry by storm.
Greenlite Glass Systems Was a Part of the Action
The team at Greenlite Glass Systems was amongst those in attendance and even had the honor of hosting the keynote speaker, Thomas Zaremba, a renowned representative of the Glazing Industry Code Committee of the Glass Association of North America.
Mr. Zaremba delivered an enlightening presentation on wired glazing and alternative fire-rated glazing solutions. He explored the key factors to be considered when selecting fire-rated glass, its human impact requirements and innovative alternatives to wired glass in hazardous locations.
The Biggest Names in the Fenestration Industry
The turnout was nothing short of phenomenal. FEN-BC witnessed some truly impressive numbers in architectural and engineering professionals, commercial glazers, spec writers, construction contractors, window and door dealers, manufacturers, designers, and suppliers.
Attendees were treated to information about updated building construction codes and received the opportunity to network and strengthen relations.
Updated 2019 Building Construction Codes Are Shaping the Future
We’re now in the midst of a paradigm shift as glass and related framing systems have to go beyond serving as a functional building solution. These must now meet stringent water-resistance, fire-rated and energy conservation parameters.
The FEN-BC conference touched upon all of these crucial underpinnings that are revolutionizing the fenestration industry as we speak.
FEN-BC is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of businesses that are engaged in the fenestration industry in BC. The organization provides members with training and educational programs, publications, marketing, and advertising opportunities, networking events and partnering programs.
What Happens in Vegas…
The AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (June 6-8) Will Explore the Latest Trends and Challenges to Take the Industry by Storm!
Come to the birthplace of brilliant architecture – Las Vegas!
The city is known for its colorful nightlife – from casinos and high-rise luxury resorts to community-oriented endeavors such as parks, art installations and hospitals. Borrowing most of its influences from the global arena, Sin City is no stranger to tourists, with millions dropping by every year to take in the sights and the sounds.
In this context at least, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Architects look to this city when designing next-gen buildings that aim to visually please and pragmatically address the challenges facing our cities today.
A’19 captures the very heart of this endeavor. It is a three-day event, running from June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Industry-renowned keynote speakers, futurists, firms, thought leaders and designers will run the gamut. Sessions include artificial intelligence, 3D concrete printing, data visualization, overcoming homelessness, nano-grid condos, affordable housing and much, much more.
Great news! The Greenlite Team will be in the midst of the action, networking with some of the industry’s biggest and brightest. We can’t wait to meet you there!
Thank you for making Greenlite Glass Systems a top new pick for U.S. Glass Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.
And the winner is: It’s official! Greenlite Glass Systems was awarded the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award by US Glass Magazine.
You, the reader, have spoken! Greenlite Glass Systems is honoured to be the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winner for LITEFLAM; its fire-rated glass flooring and walkable skylight system. LITEFLAM is featured in the magazine’s December 2018 issue on page 4. The article on page 76 explains why this state-of-the-art application is popular in modern architecture, owing to its versatility in projects that could previously only rely on concrete or steel.
It’s Award Season, Folks: Greenlite Won the 2018 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) From Architectural Products Magazine!
Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. is the honoured recipient of the 2018 PIA – an accolade that recognizes and applauds product innovation in the architectural world. The award is for our proprietary fire-rated glass flooring system, LITEFLAM XT 60, that is featured in a 15-storey Residential Tower at 165 North Desplaines in Chicago. Architectural Products Magazine mentioned our work in their November 2018 issue. You can find us on page 56!
Greenlite Went to Harvard: View Our State-of-the-Art Indoor Glass Floors and Bridges
Greenlite Glass assisted in the making of the interior glass bridges and floors seen in the Harvard Richard Smith building (Cambridge).
Fenestration Association of BC Industry Conference 2018 – October 24, 2018
Come meet Greenlite Glass Systems at Fenestration Association of BC Industry Conference 2018 – October 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Guildford 15269 – 104 Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 1N5 to discuss your project, design or technology partnership. Greenlite has a wide range of glass technology solutions
Will you be in BC on October 24, 2018? Drop by the FENBC Industry Conference 2018 – a FREE event to hobnob with the industry’s leading door and window manufacturers, architects, designers, engineers, installers and contractors. It doesn’t get any bigger than this!
The Greenlite team will also be there, so do come and say hi.
Here’s everything that will be going on:
Greenlite Was Featured in Construction Specifier Mag: Read All About the Salesforce Transit Center’s Fire-Rated Glass Flooring System
Greenlite was not only featured in The Construction Supplier Magazine but made the cover as well for its work on San Francisco’s 2.2bn dollar Salesforce Transit Center. The gorgeous bus terminal features the largest fire-rated glass flooring system in the country, courtesy of Greenlite Glass and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The Construction Supplier Magazine is also a sponsor of Construct Show, which I am currently attending.
If you are at the Construct Show, let’s have a chat. If you cannot make it, you can learn all about the future of glass flooring on page 12!
The new Salesforce Transit Center Focuses On Sustainability!
To plummet the energy consumption, the Salesforce Transit Center utilizes the tides to cool and heat the building, with a strategic installation of sensors that automatically control all the other lights. The skylights provide a generous amount of natural light, whereas the slow-moving, enormous fans do away with the fumes on the bus deck. Learn more here
The new Salesforce Transit Center Is More Than Just a Transportation Hub!
The Salesforce Transit Center is the new 21st-century transportation hub that boasts modern digital display boards, sensors to reflect the bus movements, LED ticker tape in the main entrance and a geometric enclosure. What truly sets the center apart is its sprawling rooftop garden that comprises 13 distinct gardens connected with each other. Learn more here
San Francisco’s New Bus Station is a Feast to the Eyes!
It was a historic moment for downtown San Francisco on August 12, 2018, when the new Salesforce Transit Center was unveiled and opened for public operations. Thousands of people were in attendance to witness the grand event that featured live entertainment performances amid the native plant gardens. Learn more here
Greenlite Glass Systems Sets A Landmark Through San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center Project!
The Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco which opened on August 12, 2018, for operations, has been drawing in copious attention from all around the world for all the right reasons. The design of walkable glass floor and skylight system which was built as a collaborative effort by Greenlite Glass Systems and Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has especially left everyone awestruck. The Contraflam Liteflam glass is fire-rated, encompassing an amazing 2-hour blast resistance property. Learn more about this here
San Francisco welcomes the Salesforce Transit Center with open arms!
On August 12, 2018, the Salesforce Transit Center, the world-class high-tech transportation center, was officially opened up for the public operations, as a sound replacement for old Transbay Terminal. The center includes a retail shop, artwork, shopping and dining and a rooftop public park. It is built to endure earthquake of 8.0 magnitudes. Learn more
Salesforce Transit Center is officially open now!
People showed up in great numbers to catch a glimpse of the new high-tech Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. Skylights and glass walls are the highlighters that arrest the attention of people. Besides the aesthetic factor, the center encompasses a cable-stayed bridge that will allow people to cross over the busy streets of downtown San Francisco without touching a light. Learn more
National Museum of African American History and Culture:
New York University:
Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital:
“Supporting patient recovery and staff well-being is our number one priority,” says Susan Gushe, Managing Director at Perkins+Will. “By providing Chinook Regional Hospital with access to natural daylight and views, areas for respite and repose, and soothing and calming interiors, we aim to reduce occupant stress and improve patient outcomes and retain staff.”
Grand Opening of the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco
San Francisco’s new 21st-century transit hub and rooftop park.
A huge motorcycle cafe is opening in Vancouver this fall (2018):
Vancouver is about to get an authentic motorcycle cafe. Jammer Cafe Motors is slated to open at 350 West 8 Avenue in the fall, and it’s going to be more than just a motor-themed spot to grab a hot cup of Joe. The cafe area will be separated from the motorcycle building, restoration, and repairs by large glass windows, naturally, to ensure food safety standards. Read More
Natural Light Streams Throughout San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center
The Salesforce Transit Center is now open in San Francisco after nearly a decade of construction. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the $2.26 billion transit center is being hailed as the “Grand Central Station of the west.” Learn more
Glazing-Related Construction Spending, Employment Still Climbing
Nonresidential glass and glazing-related construction increased again in August. The gains were at a slightly lower level than overall nonresidential construction, according to a Key Media & Research (KMR) analysis of the Census Bureau’s latest construction spending report. Learn more
US Glass Magazine – Light and Height in San Francisco
Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. was mentioned in the October 2018 issue of US Glass Magazine! Check out the work we did on the Salesforce Transit Center on page 56. San Francisco’s spellbinding 2.2 billion dollar transport hub officially opened on August 12, 2018 and features walkable skylights and light columns that were developed by Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. and Vetrotech Saint-Gobain. Read more here.