Fenestration Association of BC

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 B.C. 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. As a result, architects and building designersneed 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. The session, presented by Fenestration Specialist Al Jaugelis of RDH Building Engineering Ltd, will cover such topics as: what has changed under NAFS; selecting performance grades with the Canadian supplement; application to Part 9 buildings; application to Part 3 buildings; and specifying products with NAFS. Additional sessions take place May 6, 2014 in Langley. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; the afternoon session runs from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Both Langley sessions take place at RCABC (9734 – 201 Street, Langley, BC). Click here for more information and to register.

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