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2/17/2014
The first BONE Structure® home in Western Canada located in the heart of the Okanagan in Kelowna, BC is now under construction.

 

According to a recent article in the Financial Post, pre-fabricated homes are soaring in popularity due to innovative technologies that have significantly improved the quality and the performance of modular homes. One such technology that is turning heads is Canadian made BONE Structure – a high-performance light steel construction system that is versatile, durable and eco-friendly.

 

BONE Structure, Kelowna Private Residence

  

The first BONE Structure home in BC is currently under construction. Nicknamed the Februar House, the two-storey, flat roofed private residence overlooking Okanagan Lake is dream home come true. The Kelowna homeowners invested many years of research, including a trip to Quebec to tour the BONE Structure manufacturing plant, prior to selecting the BONE Structure construction system.

 

The contemporary Februar House is designed and built by Kelowna-based Bauhaus Designs and Thomson Dwellings. A first for both firms, the Februar House is an exciting project that demonstrates the design versatility and high-performance of the BONE Structure construction system for homeowners seeking a durable and energy efficient home.

 

The Februar House also features a host of other green building technologies, including German engineered windows and doors by Innotech. Delivering exceptional air, water and sound resistance, Innotech windows and doors are the perfect fit for the high-performance building envelope. Together with the BONE Structure construction system, the home delivers unparalleled R-values making it one of the most energy efficient homes in the province.

 

+ Follow construction progress of the Februar House here

 

+ See photos of the Bare Bones Open House hosted at the Februar House

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8/27/2013

Last night, Modern Classic Building Solutions hosted the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association's "Final Summer Hurrah" BBQ. Not only did we join in on the fun, but we made sure to add to it by bringing along our popular break and enter demonstration window!

Innotech Break and Enter Demo Window

 

Modern Classic is our only full-service dealer in Vancouver. Their beautiful showroom was the perfect venue for the BBQ. The food by Memphis Blues BBQ was delicious and the live music by the Horvat's was awesome. 

Modern Classic Building Solutions Vancouver Modern Classic BBQ Band

 

After dinner, we invited everyone outside for a little break and enter demonstration. Mike from Modern Classic was the evening's lucky "pretend thief". Using a prybar, hammer and sledgehammer, he had lots of fun breaking into our window. His break and enter skills were so good he even raised a few eyebrows from the crowd! ;)

 

Here's our tilt and turn window post break-in... yikes!

Innotech Break Enter Window

 

Thanks again to Modern Classic and the GVHBA for a great evening!

 

For more info on our high-security windows and doors, take a look at our videos from our Defend Your Home series: Break and Enter Demo and Security Glass Demo

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10/16/2012

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization's grand opening ceremony for their new community facility is Saturday, October 27, 2012. We're honoured to have been selected to supply the windows for this sustainable building that reflects the MWMO management practices for supporting water resources and treating storm water.

 

MWMO

 

+ For more info on the grand opening and the MWMO, click here

+ For more info on the new community facility featuring Innotech windows, click here

4/16/2012

We would like to thank Rice Fergus Miller Architecture and Planning for inviting us to their new highly energy efficient 39,000 sq.ft. office and studio in Bremerton, Washington.

 

The team at Rice Fergus Miller hosted a casual gathering for industry suppliers. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the architects and other team members at the firm, as well as other leading product suppliers in the commercial sector. Congratulations on your new office building!

 

+ Learn more about their LEED® Platinum office and studio here and in the recent EDC Magazine article

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1/18/2012

On Thursday, January 19th the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing, is hosting a half-day workshop on window installation.

 

"The workshop will focus on building enclosure and window installation requirements for thermal performance in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders will provide insights into key issues including:

 

- window to wall interface

- insulation strategies

- thermal and condensation performance of windows

- effectiveness in managing rainwater

- and building code, installation and energy efficiency standards."

 

Innotech's Director of Technology, Al Jaugelis, is part of the industry panel that will conclude the workshop with a discussion and closing remarks.

 

For more information or to register, download the schedule, program and bios [PDF - 2.58 MB] or visit www.bcbec.com.

9/15/2011

Join us on Friday, September 30th from 4 to 9 PM for an open house at our new showroom in Kelowna, BC: The Factory.

 

We're celebrating the opening of Kelowna's premier destination for building professionals and homeowners with a little wine, appetizers and mingling. Explore The Factory's two stories and discover building suppliers, designers and artists for your home or upcoming project.

 

 The Factory

 

The Factory is more than our showroom, it is a beautiful example of vision, design and community. Not long ago, 1302 St. Paul Street was an abandoned building with little hope of repair. Today, it is a contempory space that combines new technologies with architectural vision.

 

Learn more about this stunning retrofit project in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district here.

 

Scandinavian Hardwood Floors - Kelowna  Home Theater Concepts - Kelowna

 

6/3/2011

The 18th annual Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association Parade of Renovated Homes is an exciting opportunity for the public to tour 12 professionally renovated homes in the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Vancouver and West Vancouver.

 

North Vancouver Renovation Blackfish Homes and Construction

 

Innotech Windows + Doors is excited to feature its Tilt + Turn Windows and Terrace Swing Doors in the North Vancouver home featured on the tour.

 

Recently renovated by Blackfish Homes and Construction in collaboration with JRS Engineering, the beautiful home features a host of green features. It has achieved an outstanding EnerGuide rating of 87 and ultra-low air change per hour of 1.2, making it one of the most energy efficient homes in the Lower Mainland.

 

+ For more information about the project, click here

+ For more information about the GVHBA Parade of Renovated Homes, click here 

5/25/2011

The “Hurricane in a Box” test chamber will hit the Pacific North West in June as part of a 50-city tour of the United States and Canada.

 

Built to showcase the importance of appropriate material selection, construction sequencing and design details in the construction of energy efficient building envelopes, the test chamber showcases how superior materials and construction can protect buildings from the forces of Mother Nature.

 

The free two-hour interactive demonstration is entitled Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing. The transportable test chamber is calibrated to conduct common ASTM, AAMA and extreme weather testing in excess of Category 5 Hurricane conditions or winds up to and beyond 155 MPH on building mock-ups. It tests how well a typical wall assembly, including windows, doors and other openings, can resist water penetration under such circumstances.

 

The chamber also tests air leakage through walls and around windows and doors — a leading cause of wasted energy and uncomfortable buildings.

 The “Hurricane in a Box” test chamber will hit the Pacific North West in June as part of a 50-city tour of the United States and Canada.

 

Built to showcase the importance of appropriate material selection, construction sequencing and design details in the construction of energy efficient building envelopes, the test chamber showcases how superior materials and construction can protect buildings from the forces of Mother Nature.

 

The free two-hour interactive demonstration is entitled Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing. The transportable test chamber is calibrated to conduct common ASTM, AAMA and extreme weather testing in excess of Category 5 Hurricane conditions or winds up to and beyond 155 MPH on building mock-ups. It tests how well a typical wall assembly, including windows, doors and other openings, can resist water penetration under such circumstances.

 

The chamber also tests air leakage through walls and around windows and doors — a leading cause of wasted energy and uncomfortable buildings.

 

The test chamber was designed by Building Envelope Innovations (BEI) to help builders create walls that wouldn’t wet-out in extreme or even ordinary weather conditions. BEI has used the test chamber to test their air and water-resistive/waterproof barrier products, as well as other products on the market. The test chamber is also available to manufacturers, engineers and design professionals to see if their products and designs survive the high-pressure condition generated by the test chamber.

 

The multi-city road show is presented by PROSOCO, Lawrence, Kan., the manufacturer of the extreme-performance air and water resistive barrier product line R-GUARD. PROSOCO makes a wide range of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete, brick and stone architecture.

 

During its Vancouver visit, the test chamber will feature a Tilt + Turn Window manufactured by Innotech Windows + Doors, a BC-based manufacturer of European style, high-performance windows and doors. Innotech tilt and turn windows were selected for the test chamber by BEI because of their superior ability to resist air and water penetration in extreme conditions as simulated by the test chamber.

 

“The use of the right building materials combined with correct installation is the key to any durable and high-performing building envelope,” says George Nickel, Business Development Director at Innotech Windows + Doors. “We’re excited to be part of the BEI-PROSOCO test chamber. It’s an exciting opportunity that will have a long-term impact on North America’s building industry.”

 

On June 22, 2011 the test chamber will be in Burnaby – the only Canadian city on the popular road show. The educational demonstration is free and open to design professionals, construction managers, general contractors, waterproofing contractors and air barrier contractors interested in learning how to improve the performance of their building envelopes.

 

Other dates in the Pacific North West include: Portland, OR on June 7, Lakewood, WA on June 9 and Seattle, WA on June 14. To register for any of these locations, visit: www.r-guard.com.

 

The two-hour demonstration meets AIA/CES and RCI criteria for continuing education. Every qualified attendee will receive a certificate for 2 AIA/CES unit hours (Health, Safety & Welfare / Sustainable Design) and/or two RCI Continuing Education Hours (CEH). 

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10/13/2010

We invite you to join us at the upcoming Interior Design Show West in Vancouver from October 14-17, 2010. Western Canada's very best in design, art and architecture will be at the new Vancouver Convention Center with over 200 exhibitors showcasing leading residential design products and services. We will be in booth #808 / 810. See you there! 

 

+ For tickets and more info about IDSwest, visit www.idswest.com

8/31/2010

There is less than one week left to visit the 2010 PNE Prize Home at the PNE Fair in Vancouver, BC! You can also visit Innotech at booth # 772 in the Home Depot Home Improvement Showcase located near the PNE Prize Home on the PNE Fair grounds.

 

Windows PNE Prize Home Vancouver BC

Windows PNE Prize Home Vancouver BC

 

 

+ Learn more about the windows and doors in the 2010 PNE Prize Home

+ Read the press release about Innotech and the 2010 PNE Prize Home (PDF)

+ Read the Vancouver Sun's article "$1.2-million PNE home a stage for winner"