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BC Gov: BC Code Changes For Doors, Windows, Skylights
BC Building and Safety Standards Branch online slide show presentation summarizes their webinar on the topic of proposed code changes for doors, windows and skylights. (PDF)

BC Gov: Changes To BC Building Code Requirements For Windows, Doors, Skylights
BC government bulletin provides a summary of the new requirements in the BC Building Code for windows, doors and skylights. The changes apply to buildings for which a building permit was applied for on or after December 11, 2015. (PDF)

BCBEC: New Fenestration Standard & 2012 BC Building Code
BC Building Envelope Council online slide show presentation by RDH Building Engineering describes the new North American Fenestration Standard as it relates to the 2012 BC Building Code. It covers NAFS in building codes, new concepts in NAFS, specifying with NAFS, NAFS challenges, industry readiness, and conclusions. (PDF)

Pilkington: Visual Distortions In Heat Treated & Insulated Glass Units
Pilkington Libbey-Owens-Ford explains how viewing angle, and distances of viewer and objects, are critical in quantifying perceived distortion in heat treated glass and sealed insulating units. (PDF)
Green & Sustainable

NSF: Environmental Data For Window Glass
National Center for Sustainability Standards product category rule for flat glass used in glazing will standardize life-cycle assessments for the industry and lead to Environmental Product Declarations. (PDF)
Standards & Specs

GCA BC: Purchasable Glazing Systems Specifications Manual
Glazing Contractors Association of BC sells the Glazing Systems Specifications Manual, National Version (2010). It is intended to reflect all aspects of the practice of glazing in Canada. $250
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