California-based Manufacturer Gains Florida Product Approval

When buildings require custom windows and doors, manufacturers often reach out to Al-Farooq Corporation to assist in the necessary process to make it happen. This was recently the case with California-based manufacturer Riviera Bronze, who was selected for a significant private residence in Miami Beach.

Al-Farooq Corporation identified relevant codes and standards for the region and performed engineering analysis of the structural performance for the company’s fixed windows, casement windows, fixed-casement combination units, and out-swing doors. The engineering firm then prepared testing programs for a variety of sample units that were built and later tested at a lab. Al-Farooq then prepared calculations and drawings for submittals to Florida Building Code for product approvals.

Riviera Bronze’s Steel Outswing Entrance Door, Steel Fixed Window, and Steel Outswing Casement Window are now all HVHZ-rated, non-impact, with true divided lites. All products are available to the South Florida market.

As The Plaza Coral Gables Tops Off, AFC Prepares for Phase Two

After twelve months of vertical construction, two of the four mid-rise buildings that make up The Plaza Coral Gables have topped off. The seven-acre, mixed-use development is the most significant development within the City of Coral Gables. Al-Farooq Corporation has been selected to design the steel structure located at the front entrance of the building.

Designed by global architecture, planning, and design firm, CallisonRTKL, phase one of the project includes a 14-story, Class A state-of-the-art office building that includes 135 multi-housing units, 34 ground level loft apartment units and 101,439 square feet of retail space.

Al-Farooq Corporation is working with New York-based steel and bronze window and door manufacturer Hope’s® Windows, Inc.

For phase two, Al-Farooq has been hired to design perimeter steel plates for the glazing products. The project is expected to be completed next summer.