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FENBC offering NAFS standards seminar


April 3, 2014
By Carey Fredericks


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April 3, 2014 – FENBC will be offering seven opportunities, in different locations, for members to attend ‘What Builders and Architects Need to Know about New Code Requirements for Windows and Doors’.

April 3, 2014 – FENBC will be offering seven opportunities, in different locations, for members to attend ‘What Builders and Architects Need to Know about New Code Requirements for Windows and Doors’.

The 2012 BC Building Code introduced new performance and testing requirements for windows, doors and skylights (“fenestration”) that are having a transformative impact on the BC window and door industry. The Code now requires these products to be tested and rated to the NAFS-08 standard. It also requires performance grades for fenestration products to be determined using the Canadian Supplement to NAFS-08 on the basis of a building’s location, terrain, and height.

Building officials are now enforcing these requirements. As a result, architects and building designers need to change their product selection and specification habits, and builders need to procure products that are tested to the NAFS standard and correctly rated for the building location.

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Topics covered

  • What has changed under NAFS and why should we care?
  • NAFS and side hinged doors
  • New concepts in NAFS: Performance Grade and Performance Class
  • Selecting Performance Grades with the Canadian Supplement
  • Application to Part 9 buildings
  • Application to Part 3 buildings
  • Specifying products with NAFS

For more information click on one of the links below.

PLEASE NOTE SEATING IS LIMITED.

Where and When

April 15, 2014
9:00-11:00 am – morning session
Coast Capri Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC
Click here for more information and to register

1:00-3:00 pm – afternoon session
Coast Capri Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC
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April 23, 2014
8:00 – 12:00 (noon)
Grand Pacific Hotel
463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC
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April 23, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cowichan Golf & Country Club
4955 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, BC
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April 24, 2014
8:00 – 12:00 (noon)
Nanaimo Golf & Country Club
2800 Highland Boulevard
Nanaimo, BC
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May 6, 2014
9:00-11:30 am – morning session
RCABC
9734 – 201 Street
Langley, BC
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1:00-3:30 pm – afternoon session
RCABC
9734 – 201 Street
Langley, BC
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For more information contact Zana Gordon
zgordon@fen-bc.org
604.855.0245