U-factor: Beyond compliance to standards Part 4 of 4

Concluding our four-part series on understanding and comparing U-factors in fenestration products, this final section demonstrates how changing key components can produce different performance results, and how to ensure these results lead to conclusions that are both correct and compliant. Validating Variables Using the same curtainwall system, [ Read More... ]

2022-05-25T14:27:30+00:00May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Team spirit contributes to community’s win with new hockey arena

While every building project shapes our skylines and communities, it is especially exciting when we have the opportunity to help create the spaces where our colleagues live, work and play. The City of Mirabel, Quebec, is home to several Alumicor associates and [ Read More... ]

2022-05-11T14:36:02+00:00May 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

U-factor: Beyond compliance to standards, Part 3 of 4

Now that we understand the definitions, standards, reference documents and approved approaches to determining fenestration U-factor values, Part 3 offers the context and criteria needed to compare products and ensure compliance. Context and CriteriaThe standard method for determining U-factor values is used to establish basic criteria, allowing [ Read More... ]

2022-04-19T14:38:14+00:00April 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

U-factor: Beyond compliance to standards, Part 2 of 4

Helping decipher thermal performance compliance, standards and specifications, Part 2 of our four-part blog series builds upon the understanding of code considerations and U-factor measurements. In this section, we review the performance procedures for obtaining U-factors, highlight the circular nature of the reference standards, and examine three approaches NFRC [ Read More... ]

2022-04-19T14:21:38+00:00April 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

U-factor: Beyond compliance to standards, Part 1 of 4

Commercial building designs incorporate large spans of glass, creating a modern appearance with transparency, daylight and a sense of connection to the larger world. Aluminum remains the most commonly used material for framing these expansive views and vision areas in building envelopes’ curtainwall, storefront, entrance, window and other fenestration systems. [ Read More... ]

2022-04-06T17:54:21+00:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Alumicor’s Jennie Lamoureux earns FGIA FenestrationMaster Professional Certification

Toronto (Sept. 2021) – Jennie Lamoureux, Alumicor's architectural representative based in Montreal, earned the FenestrationMaster® Professional Certification (FMPC) through the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). The FenestrationMasters program coursework covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards on products, finishes and material types, energy efficiency considerations and [ Read More... ]

2021-12-07T17:36:49+00:00December 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Alumicor names Maxime Allain as director of client development and Eastern Region project coordinator

Toronto (Aug. 2021) – Drawing from 15 years with Alumicor Limited, Maxime Allain now serves as the company's director of client development and as project coordinator for the Eastern Region. Allain works closely with both the company's customer services and sales teams, while supporting clients and architects with aluminum-framed building [ Read More... ]

2022-03-29T16:33:11+00:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Erika L. Heredia R. named as Alumicor’s continuous improvement director

Toronto (July 2021) – Alumicor Limited welcomed Erika L. Heredia R. as the company's continuous improvement director. Reporting to Dean Seger, vice president of integrated supply chain, Heredia focuses on lead the implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives across all six North American locations for both Alumicor and Tubelite Inc. Heredia [ Read More... ]

2021-08-30T19:39:04+00:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Personnel Profile: Steve Ringler, Client Development Manager

Drawing from a lifetime of experience in the glass and metal industry, Steve Ringler enjoys sharing his well-earned expertise with others. At Alumicor, Ringler serves as a client development manager assisting project teams with selecting and specifying architectural aluminum products to meet their commercial building needs. Based in Toronto, he [ Read More... ]

2021-08-30T18:12:16+00:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Alumicor’s Steve Gusterson elected to CSC College of Fellows

Toronto (May 2021) –Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) has elected Alumicor's Steve Gusterson to the College of Fellows. On May 4, he was honored for his outstanding achievements and inducted into the prestigious Fellowship. According to CSC, "Fellowship is an honor conferred on members singled out for their dedication, service and [ Read More... ]

2021-08-30T17:16:59+00:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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