CRL-U.S. Aluminum welcomed the Los Angeles chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) for a tour of its ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities. The central focus of the tour was to discuss building envelope best practices and product solutions in a collaborative environment.
The BEC was established in 2004 to promote and encourage discussion, training and education on all matters concerning building enclosures. As a supplier of aluminum fenestration products, including curtainwalls, storefronts, windows and entrance systems, CRL-U.S. Aluminum was an ideal venue to host the group’s meeting.
The tour showcased CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s fabrication and distribution capabilities, and granted participants AIA Continuing Education credits. Paul Daniels, the company’s senior vice president of Sales, was the primary presenter. CRL product and design specialists were also on hand to provide technical support and insight into current application issues. Topics discussed included manufacturing best practices, trends in design and function, thermal performance, water management, Title 24, and additional code compliance.
“Increasingly stringent energy code requirements pose new challenges that the glazing industry must meet head on,” says Paul Daniels. “Welcoming the BEC to our facilities provides a platform to educate architects on ways in which glass and our aluminum capabilities can enhance a façade’s energy performance, while allowing them to achieve their design intent.”