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April 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenter: Al Jaugelis, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

Al Jaugelis is a Fenestration Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and the Technical Consultant for the Fenestration Association of BC. He played a key role in initiating the “Review of Window Energy Rating Procedures for Canada” research project and is the lead on a new guide, “Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement – Wood-Frame Buildings”.

About the topic:

The 2012 BCBC references a new standard for fenestration performance and it “changes everything”, introducing new concepts, new terminology, and giving architects and specifiers the ability to specify performance and quality attributes with greater precision than ever before.

For the first time the performance requirements for these listed fenestration products are covered by a single standards document: AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors and skylights . And unlike the venerable CSA A440-00, this standard specifically addresses “commercial” windows and doors used in Part 3 mid and high-rise buildings.

Known in the industry as NAFS, and called the Harmonized Standard in the Code, this document represents a significant departure from the standards we have worked with in the past. This workshop will introduce architects, engineers, specification writers, and commercial glazing contractors to the standard, and explore some ways it will affect the selection, rating, and performance verification of fenestration products from now on.

Topics covered:

  • NAFS and earlier standards
  • New concepts in NAFS
  • Products covered under NAFS
  • Understanding Performance Class
  • Selecting Performance Grades
  • Performance validation
  • Specifying products with NAFS
  • Part 9 buildings, Part 3 buildings, and NAFS


Seminar Presentation:

RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
March & April 2013


April 18, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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